President Obama Appoints Pitt Law Alumna Judge Doris A. Smith-Ribner to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, published February 4, 2014, University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Law.

Former Commission Member Judge Doris Smith-Ribner (retired) apppointment, published January 16, 2014, The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness.

Philadelphia City Council Resolution No. 100728  honoring and congratulating Judge Smith-Ribner.

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Thaddeus Stevens Awards Program excerpt

News ReleaseSchool Desegregation Case Comes to End in Philadelphia.


Summit draws together Pennsylvania and national leaders Summit draws together Pennsylvania and national leaders to examine issues faced by offenders re-entering society.

AOPConnected Issue Feb. 2012 at p. 4Effective Re-Entry System Needed to Improve Public Safety, Reduce Recidivism by the Hon. Doris Smith-Ribner.

State officials discuss ‘re-entry’ reform for former inmates. Summit Helps Pa. Ex-offenders.

Pennsylvania Summit Examines Issues Facing Offenders at the 2011 Harrisburg Reentry Summit.


AOPC News ReleaseCommonwealth Court Judge Doris Smith-Ribner to Retire.

To learn more about the history of the Court, go to the “Commonwealth Court Historical Society” website.


East Tech alumni put spotlight on famed grads (Cleveland, Ohio). East Tech has turned out an impressive list of politicians, athletes and entertainers since it opened on Oct. 5, 1908. Notable graduates of East Tech High School are listed in this article .