Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary

The public's trust and confidence in the justice system is enhanced when they see that the judges deciding their cases resembles the vast racial, ethnic, and cultural groups that make up American society. Likewise, a diverse judicial branch expands an individual judge's perspective in making decisions that impact a diverse population.

>> Judical Division Diversity Action Plan

Volunteer Opportunity

The SCDJ is seeking judges and lawyers to volunteer at their Outreach Program held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting, on Wednesday, July 29.  This year’s volunteers will speak with high school students taking part in Just the Beginning Foundation’s Summer Legal Institute.

Roundtable Discussion 

On Wednesday, July 29, in conjunction with the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting, the SCDJ and the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges for a discussion on improving diversity of Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges on the federal bench.  A reception will immediately follow

For more information, or to volunteer or RSVP, please contact Amanda Banninga at 312.988.5450.