About the Consortium

We are committed to:
Encouraging the highest courts of each state to create commissions to examine the treatment accorded minorities in their courts;
Sharing the collective knowledge of task forces and commissions with courts, law enforcement, and the community;
Providing technical assistance and expertise to commissions, task forces, and other interested organizations and individuals on the subject of racial and ethnic fairness.
More about our mission.


  • The 2015 National Consortium Conference will be held in Buffalo, New York on June 10-13, 2015. Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. It is located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie and Ontario, Canada.  Buffalo is located in Erie County, and is the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York.
  • The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts’ (National Consortium) recently held its 26th Annual Conference, hosted by Heart Mountain from June 25-28, 2014, in Cody, Wyoming. 
  • Past conferences