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Upcoming Events

  • July 18, 2017 - Executive Director Lisette McCormick will speak as part of a panel presentation on implicit bias during the PBI’s Civil Rights Symposium.
  • September 14, 2017 - The Commission will hold its quarterly meeting in Harrisburg.
  • October 16, 2017 - The Commission is co-sponsoring a special event in honor of Retired Judge Doris Smith-Ribner, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. The program, entitled “Trailblazers from Allegheny County: Honoring Judge Doris Smith-Ribner and Her Contributions to the Legal Profession,” will feature presentations on the intersection of race and gender and the special challenges facing women of color in the legal 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

Committees

The Interbranch Commission conducts its substantive work through its six committees: Criminal Justice, Jury Service, Interpreter Services, G.L.B.T. Rights, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims, and Equal Opportunity and Diversity. All Commission members are assigned to one or more of the committees. Several committees also include experts in the particular topic area addressed by the committee. The committees hold monthly meetings by conference call and the committee chairs present quarterly status reports for the full Commission during Commission quarterly meetings.