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Upcoming Events

  • March 4, 2021: The Commission will hold the next Quarterly Meeting of its full membership by remote access.
  • March 5, 2021: Committee members Trent Hargrove and Jessie Smith will moderate the Diversity & Ethics in Practice Program at the PBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section Retreat, using a new implicit bias program entitled “Objection: An Interactive Educational Experience on Diversity and Bias Issues in the Legal Profession” developed jointly by the PA Supreme Court CLE Board and Carnegie Mellon University.

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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


The Interbranch Commission conducts its substantive work through its six committees: Criminal Justice, Jury Service, Interpreter Services, LGBTQ 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.