Who We Are
The Judicial Division Standing Committee on Diversity (originally: Minorities) in the Judiciary, created in 1987, provides a catalyst to promote equal participation of minorities in the profession through educational experiences, outreach opportunities and numerous publications. The committee presents CLE programs, student outreach programs and prints the Minority Judges Directory. The Committee is dedicated to keeping a diverse judiciary in the mind of the public and the legal profession.
The Standing Committee has 12 members, consisting of a Chair and five at-large members appointed by the Judicial Division Chair, plus one member from each of the six Judicial Division conferences appointed by the Conference Chairs. In addition, the Standing Committee has liaisons from the ABA Law Student Division and the National Association for Law Placement. Each member is appointed for a three-year term.
To promote the full participation by minority judges in the judicial system, while attracting minority judges into the ABA.
The Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary operates under an ongoing Action Plan.