Julia M. Glencer, a native of Pittsburgh, holds a B.A. in English from Carlow College and a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. She spent six years as a judicial law clerk, serving the Hon. Joseph F. Weis, Jr. and the Hon. D. Michael Fisher, both on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and more recently, the Hon. Joan Orie Melvin on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Glencer also practiced law for five years with the national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, where she concentrated in appellate litigation and governmental affairs. Ms. Glencer has co-authored briefs filed before all three Pennsylvania appellate courts and various federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. She lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and their daughter.