Mayor Nutter is expected to nominate retired Superior Court Judge Phyllis W. Beck and lawyer Michael H. Reed to the city's Board of Ethics as early as Thursday.
They would replace Sister Mary Scullion, who resigned in January, and Damone B. Jones, a West Philadelphia pastor about to resign.
Beck was the first woman on the state Superior Court, and she chaired a commission in the late 1980s that recommended major changes to the state's judicial system.
She also has taught law at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was vice dean of the law school. Beck is the mother-in-law of city Finance Director Rob Dubow.