Press Release: E.D. Shields Joins Other Members of Statewide Indigent Defense Advisory Committee as Committee Convenes its First Meeting

Via press release on February 26, 2024, the Commission commemorated the inaugural meeting of the Indigent Defense Advisory Committee, held in Harrisburg on February 12, 2024. The Committee, of which Continue ReadingPress Release: E.D. Shields Joins Other Members of Statewide Indigent Defense Advisory Committee as Committee Convenes its First Meeting

Commission Commends Allegheny County President Judge Clark on Distinguished Career in Public Service

The Interbranch Commission joins the Pennsylvania legal community in congratulating Allegheny County President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark on her well-deserved retirement. The first African-American President Judge of the Allegheny County Continue ReadingCommission Commends Allegheny County President Judge Clark on Distinguished Career in Public Service

Press Release: Commission Celebrates Enactment of Legislation Providing First-of-its-Kind Funding for Indigent Defense Reform

Via press release on December 20, 2023, the Commission celebrated the recent enactment of Act 34 (2023), which establishes a first-of-its-kind allotment of $7.5 million for the funding of indigent Continue ReadingPress Release: Commission Celebrates Enactment of Legislation Providing First-of-its-Kind Funding for Indigent Defense Reform