Hon. Pamela Pryor Dembe has been a common pleas judge for over 23 years and is the immediate past president judge of the common pleas court. Judge Dembe is the past president of the state trial judges’ organization, the Pennsylvania Judicial Auditing Agency, the National Council of Metropolitan Courts, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section, the Brehon Law Society, and the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Temple American Inn of Court. Currently, she is vice president of the Board of the Free Library of Philadelphia and a director of the Clover Club. She is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, serving on numerous committees, as a trustee of Corinthian Yacht Club, and as a member of the Athenaeum and the Orpheus Club. In 2010 she was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Legal Intelligencer. She was a member of the Ring of Honor at the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day parade and named an Inspirational Irish Woman by the Commodore John Barry Society, and in 2013 she received the Brandeis Law Society’s Benjamin Levy Community Service Award. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and has lived in Philadelphia for approximately 40 years.