August 22, 2018

California

Contact Information

Council on Access and Fairness, State Bar of California
Chair 2014-15: Hon. Karen Clopton
Chief Administrative Law Judge
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 703-2008
kvc@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Staff Liaison: Patricia Lee
Special Assistant for Diversity and Bar Relations
Phone: (415) 538-2240
Fax: (415) 538-2305
patricia.lee@calbar.ca.gov

http://cc.calbar.ca.gov/CommitteesCommissions/Special/CouncilonAccessandFairness.aspx

Mission Statement

The Council on Access & Fairness advises the Board of Governors on strategies to enhance diversity opportunities and advancement in the legal profession within legal standards. In particular, the Council: advises the Board on strategies to develop collaborative activities and efforts along the diversity pipeline to raise interest in the legal profession; serves as liaison between the State Bar and the diverse stakeholders and constituencies in the legal profession; identifies and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter and remain and advance in the legal profession, to become active participants in the administration and governance of the State Bar, and to make specific recommendations to the Board for increasing that participation; promotes and ensures collaborative efforts to generate and provide support and to increase the numbers of attorneys from diverse backgrounds entering and advancing in the legal profession; studies and reports on the status of attorneys from diverse backgrounds in the legal profession and in State Bar activities; produces on an ongoing basis programs and materials designed to maximize opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds in the legal profession and in the administration and governance of the State Bar’s programs and activities; comments on barriers directly related to access opportunities within the profession for attorneys from diverse backgrounds; screens applicants and makes recommendations to the Board for recipients of the Annual Diversity Awards; and educates all attorneys of State Bar policy within the authority of this charge.

CDR Pledge for Change Signatory

Yes