News

  • September 19, 2019 - Harrisburg: The Commission’s Quarterly Meeting took place. Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, and Dr. Randal Pinkett and Pete York of BCT Partners provided presentations on risk assessment tools.
  • October 3, 2019 - Philadelphia: Executive Director McCormick spoke at the PBA Minority Attorney Conference on jury diversity and use of Batson challenges.
  • October 23, 2019 - Harrisburg: The Commission held a meeting with its Work Group on Implicit Bias Training for Law School Faculty and Students.
  • October 24, 2019 - Hershey: Executive Director McCormick presented on sexual harassment training for the PACLE Board and CLE providers.
  • November 1, 2019 - Bedford Springs: Executive Director McCormick attended the PBA Women in the Profession retreat focused on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

More News >>

Upcoming Events

  • February 21, 2020 - Washington, PA: Executive Director McCormick will present a training on sexual harassment for the Washington County Bar Association.
  • March 19, 2020 - Harrisburg: The Commission will hold its next Quarterly Meeting.

More Events >>

view the report

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

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

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

Khadija T. Diggs, Esquire
Mechanicsburg: Governor’s Office of General Counsel, PA Dept. of Corrections, Office of the Chief Counsel

Homer C. Floyd
Harrisburg: Executive Director of Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (Retired)

Katherine J. Gomez, Esquire
Philadelphia: Deputy Director, Community Legal Services

Will Gonzalez, Esquire
Philadelphia: Executive Director, Ceiba

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

Donald MacLeod, MSW,
Pittsburgh: Senior Sales Director, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (retired)

Lynn Marks, Esquire
Philadelphia: Consultant, Access to Justice Initiatives

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

Honorable Katie Muth
Royersford: Senator, 44th Senatorial District

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

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

Jessie L. Smith, Esquire
Harrisburg: (Former) Co-Chair, PA Bar Association Women in the Profession Commission and PBA Diversity Team

Catherine Volponi, Esquire
Pittsburgh: Director, Juvenile Court Project

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: Deputy Chief Counsel and Ethics Counsel, Pennsylvania General Assembly