Diversity and Outreach
Judicial Division Diversity Resources
Access materials, tools, programs, projects and initiatives to help bring diversity in the courts and improving the public understanding of the judiciary.
Building a Diverse Bench: Selecting Federal Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges
Produced by the ABA Judicial Division and the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, this manual provides guidance on how courts can increase diversity among federal magistrate and bankruptcy judges.
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Judicial Outreach Resource Center
The Divisions' Judicial Outreach Network Committee provides outreach resources for judges on civic education for students.
Informed Voters Project
View the Informed Voter's Project short film, “Fair and Free,” featuring Sandra Day O'Connor (EN). The Judicial Division is a proud partner of The Informed Voters Project, a project of the National Association of Women Judges.
National Judicial Outreach Week (NJOW)
NJOW was established to encourage judges and lawyers who support a fair and impartial judiciary to engage the community directly and to confirm the public’s commitment to ensuring that the courts remain fair and impartial. Materials and tools are available to assist with planning your presentation.
Implicit Bias Videos and Toolkit
The ABA Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission explored the existence of implicit bias and what can be done to combat it through a series of videos specifically targeting key players in the judicial system: judges, prosecutors and public defenders. The videos are accompanied by a toolkit that offers additional resources and materials that can be used in training programs for those groups of professionals.
Perceptions of Justice Project
The Perceptions of Justice (POJ) provides an open forum for dialogue between judges and members of the community about perceptions of and personal experiences with the justice system. July 2011 POJ Written Report.