Tag: criminal justice

The PBLA Statement regarding Allegheny County District Attorney- Steven Zappala

The Pittsburgh Black Lawyers Alliance is aware of allegations that Allegheny County District Attorney Steven Zappala instructed his staff to refuse to offer plea deals to clients of Attorney Milton Raiford after Raiford publicly raised the issue of systemic racism within the Allegheny County criminal justice system.  We believe Zappala’s specific written instructions to his […]

PBLA Announces Judicial Forums for the 2021 Election

For Immediate Release – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 1, 2021 – The Pittsburgh Black Lawyers Alliance announce dates for their open candidate forums for those seeking a position as Judge for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and Allegheny County Magisterial District Judge.  When All forums will be held at 4:00pm EST via Zoom video conferencing, […]