12 - 12 - 2013 Former Centre Co. DA to give up practicing law
[CDT] - Yesterday, former Centre County DA, Michael Madeira, announced that he is hanging up his law license. Madeira will ask to have his license placed on inactive status, which means he will not be able to practice law and does not have to keep up with certain educational requirements. Instead, Madeira is focusing on a second career at Penn State, where heâs doing work unrelated to the legal profession. The decision comes as heâs facing suspension from the bar because he has not yet fulfilled 10 credits toward the educational requirements. According to an order from the state Supreme Court, Madeira has until Jan. 6 to take the credits or be suspended. Madeira said he had not yet received word of the courtâs order and that his decision had nothing to do with the court order. Madeira, who was the countyâs top prosecutor from 2006 to 2009, said he has not practiced law for years and thatâs why it did not make sense for him to stay current with the continuing education requirements.