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. The Judicial Division Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary (SCDJ), provides a catalyst to promote equal participation of minorities in the profession through educational experiences, outreach opportunities and numerous publications.

#MeToo & The Judiciary
August 1, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | FREE
Loyola University Chicago, Corboy Law Center’s Ceremonial Courtroom
Join the JD Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary for a complimentary panel featuring a series of legal and judicial professionals as they discuss the #MeToo movement, its effects in and on the judiciary, and how those in the legal profession can help. 

Youth Outreach Program

This SCDJ is responsible for arranging and coordinating an outreach event to a school or other facility in the locale where the ABA Judicial Division holds its Annual and Midyear Meetings.


This SCDJ is responsible for planning, designing and presenting educational programs at ABA meetings and recommending cosponsorship of programs with other entities.

Judicial Division Diversity Plan 
This SCDJ evaluated various ABA Section Diversity Plans in light of the needs of the Judicial Division and designed a Judicial Division Diversity Plan.  The Judicial Division Council met at the August 2004 Annual Meeting and, with minor changes, approved and implemented the Judical Division Diversity Action Plan.