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.


Past Conferences


27th Annual Meeting
Buffalo, New York
June 10-13, 2015

26th Annual Meeting
Cody & Heart Mountain, Wyoming
June 25–28, 2014

25th Annual Meeting
Remembering the Past as We Envision and Embrace the Future
Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, D.C.
March 20 - March 23, 2013

24th Annual Meeting
Hosted by the Nebraska Minority Justice Committee
Omaha, Nebraska
May 9, 2012 - May 12, 2012

23rd Annual Meeting
Diversity and All that Jazz: A Multi-Edged Sword
Hosted by the Louisiana State Bar Association's Diversity Committee
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 27 - April 29, 2011

22nd Annual Meeting
Transformative Tools for Delivering Justice in the 21st Century
Hosted by the New Jersey Judiciary
New Brunswick, New Jersey
April 28 - May 1, 2010

21st Annual Meeting
Building Bridges to Justice
Hosted by the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness
and The Allegheny County Bar Association
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 6 - 9, 2009

20th Annual Meeting
Celebrating the Courts in an Inclusive Society: Ensuring Fairness in America’s State Courts
Hosted by the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission
Seattle, Washington
April 29 - May 2, 2008

19th Annual Meeting
Saving Our Children: Justice and Fair Treatment of Youth in the Courts
Hosted by the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities in conjunction with the New York State Unified Court System
Brooklyn, New York
May 2-5, 2007

18th Annual Meeting
Healing Our Past: Braiding Justice Across Cultures
Sponsored by the New Mexico Supreme Court and the New Mexico Bar Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 25-28, 2006

17th Annual Meeting
Power Justice and Prejudice
Sponsored by the Georgia Supreme Court
Atlanta, Georgia
April 13-16, 2005

16th Annual Meeting
50 Years After Brown: A National Dialogue on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
Washington, District of Columbia
April 14-17, 2004

15th Annual Meeting
Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Legal System
Detroit, Michigan
April 9-12, 2003

14th Annual Meeting
Statewide Conference on Race and Ethnic Bias in the Courts
San Francisco, California
April 17-20, 2002

13th Annual Meeting
The Experience of Minority Women and Children in the Justice System
Orlando, Florida
May 10-12, 2001

12th Annual Meeting
Justice Without Boarders: Court and Community Partnership in the 21st Century
Teaneck, New Jersey
May 11-13, 2000

11th Annual Meeting
Courts and Culture: Fulfilling the Promise of Justice
Honolulu, Hawaii
April 29-May1, 1999

10th Annual Meeting
The Courts in an Inclusive Society/Justice and Women of Color
Seattle, Washington
May 7-9, 1998

9th Annual Meeting
The Courts in an Inclusive Society
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 8-10, 1997

8th Annual Meeting
Justice and Women of Color Revisited and Women of Color in the Judiciary
Atlanta, Georgia
May 10-11, 1996

7th Annual Meeting
Justice and Women of Color
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 13, 1995

6th Annual Meeting
Arlington, Virginia
April 14, 1994

5th Annual Meeting
Williamsburg, Virginia
May 22, 1993

4th Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington
May 30, 1992

3rd Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
May 11, 1991

2nd Annual Meeting
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
February 10, 1990

1st Annual Meeting
New York, New York
December 1988