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

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Publications

  • Commission member Helen Casale authored an article in a recent edition of the Philadelphia Bar Association's publication Upon Further Review concerning the recent overhaul of the Pennsylvania custody law. The article can be found on the Philadelphia Bar Association's website at http://uponfurtherreview.philadelphiabar.org.
  • Executive Director McCormick published an article in the Allegheny County Bar Association's December 17, 2010 edition of its Legal Journal, entitled "WLD Creates TAPS:  Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask".  The article relates to the creation of a special resource repository ("TAPS") on the bar association's website, with articles, studies and other resources of assistance to female attorneys. The resource directory can be found on the Allegheny County Bar Association's website at www.acba.org and the article at http://www.acba.org/ACBA/Publications/Lawyers-Journal.asp.