News

  • August 20, 2018 - Pittsburgh: Executive Director McCormick conducted a training on implicit bias in legal decision making for the Allegheny County Bar Association.
  • August 14, 2018 - Philadelphia: the Commission held a meeting with newly-elected DA Larry Krasner to discuss death penalty studies, reforming pre-trial detention and legal financial obligations, and immigration issues. In attendance were Co-Chairs Winkelman and Hill Wilson, Jury Committee Chair Marks, Executive Director McCormick, Robert Listenbee and Judge Carolyn Temin.
  • July 27, 2018 - Philadelphia: Executive Director McCormick conducted a training for the District Attorney’s Office on language access and immigration issues in state courts.
  • June 21, 2018 – Philadelphia: Executive Director McCormick attended the second meeting of the Federal Jury Diversity Initiative.

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Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2018 - The Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Bar Committee is holding its Fall Conference.
  • October 17-18, 2018 - The Pennsylvanian Bar Association is holding its 10th Annual Diversity Summit focused on Minority and Women Lawyers’ Business Development.
  • October 25, 2018 – The Commission’s next Quarterly Meeting will be held in Harrisburg.
  • November 10, 2018 – Executive Director McCormick will speak on sexual harassment and assault at the fall retreat of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.

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The Interbranch Commission implements recommendations from the Report of The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial, and Gender Bias in The Justice System. View the Report

Commission Members

Andrew Barnes
Harrisburg: Deputy Secretary, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the Governor

Helen E. Casale, Esquire
Philadelphia: Partner, Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin

Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark
Pittsburgh: Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County

Jesse M. Cohen
Philadelphia: Sacks Weston Diamond, LLP

Honorable Deborah E. Curcillo
Harrisburg: Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County

Khadija T. Diggs, Esquire
Pittsburgh: Deputy Director of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Southwest Regional Office

Homer C. Floyd
(Former) Executive Director of Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Katherine J. Gomez, Esq.
Philadelphia, Community Legal Services

Will Gonzalez, Esq.
Executive Director of Ceiba

Jeanette H. Ho, Esquire
Pittsburgh: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

The Honorable Timothy K. Lewis (Ret.)
Pittsburgh, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP

Lynn Marks, Esquire
Philadelphia: Executive Director (Ret.), Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

Lucille Marsh, Esquire
Scranton: Partner, Kreder Brooks Hailstone, LLP

Donald MacLeod, MSW,
Pittsburgh: Board of Directors, Equality PA

Leonard J. Rivera, Esquire
Kennett Square: Leonard Rivera Law

Honorable Judith Schwank
Reading: Senator, 11th Senatorial District

Bernadette Eyler Smith, CCP
Pittsburgh: Senior Director, Portfolio Management, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Honorable John E. Wetzel
Mechanicsburg: Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esquire
Philadelphia: The Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson, P.C.

Nora Winkelman, Esquire
Harrisburg: Chief Legal Counsel, Democratic Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Samuel S. Yun, Esquire
Harrisburg: Senior Legal Counsel, Democratic Office of Chief Counsel