2016 Conference


State Efforts

ARIZONA
Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary
Arizona State Bar Commission on Minorities and Women in the Law

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Access to Justice Commission
Arkansas Minority Health Commission

CALIFORNIA
Access and Fairness Advisory Committee

COLORADO
Colorado Bar Association Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee

DELAWARE
Delaware Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

FLORIDA
Florida Supreme Court - Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity
Florida Bar - Diversity and Inclusion Committee

HAWAII
Hawaii Bar Association Committee on Diversity, Equality, and the Law

ILLINOIS
Illinois Bar Association Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

INDIANA
Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness

IOWA
Iowa Bar Association Committee on Women and Minorities

MARYLAND
Equality Maryland
American Bar Association Council on Racial & Ethnic Justice
Office of Minority Affairs

MASSACHUSETTS
Racial and Ethnic Fairness and Access Advisory Board

MICHIGAN
Equal Access Initiative

MINNESOTA
Committee for Equality and Justice

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee

MONTANA
Gender Fairness Commission

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Minority Justice Committee

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Supreme Court Standing Committee on Minority Concerns
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts

NEW MEXICO
Status of Minority Attorneys in New Mexico
Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession
New Mexico State Bar Implementation Committee on Women in the Legal Profession

NEW YORK
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities
New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts

NORTH CAROLINA 
North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC-CRED)

NORTH DAKOTA 
The North Dakota Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts Final Report and Recommendations (June 2012.) Based on the information it has gathered and assessed, the commission shall make recommendations to the Chief Justice and Supreme Court regarding actions to be taken to ensure the North Dakota judicial system fulfills its institutional responsibility to provide the fair, equitable, and impartial resolution of disputes without regard to race, ethnicity, or minority status.
Interim Report of the N.D. Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts (2010.) This Interim Report discusses activities of the commission that are in progress, completed, and planned. The report also discusses some of the preliminary, broad-level data on potential areas of bias in North Dakota Courts.
Supreme Court Gender Fairness Implementation Committee

OHIO
Racial Fairness Implementation Task Force

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women

OREGON
Access to Justice for All Committee
Gender Fairness in the Oregon Justice System

PENNSYLVANIA
The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Supreme Court’s Permanent Advisory Committee on Women and Minorities in the Courts

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Access to Justice Committee

TEXAS
State Bar of Texas Racial Diversity in the Profession Committee
State Bar of Texas Women in the Profession Committee

VIRGINIA 
Virginia Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission
Virginia State Bar – Diversity Conference and Access to Legal Services

WASHINGTON
Washington State Gender and Justice Commission (under Boards and Commissions)
Washington State Minority and Justice Commission (under Boards and Commissions)

WEST VIRGINIA
Committee on Equality in West Virginia Judiciary
Task Force to Study Perceived Racial Disparity in the Juvenile Justice System

FEDERAL
American Bar Association Council on Racial & Ethnic Justice

International

CANADA
Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System