June 15, 2020

ABA launches new racial justice resources website

CHICAGO, June 15, 2020 — The American Bar Association today announced the launch of the ABA Racial Equity in the Justice System website, which is a central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

“The American Bar Association is intensifying its efforts to ensure justice and fairness for all,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said. “For too long, African Americans have borne the brunt of racism through laws that unjustly and disproportionately impact people of color. Through efforts like this website, we want to make it easier for lawyers to access information and become more involved in reforming our laws and improving the justice system.”

The website, which can be accessed at www.americanbar.org/advocacy/justice-system/ will include resources ranging from pertinent  statements from ABA President Martinez; ABA policies and positions; articles from publications; model rules and standards; CLEs and webinars; toolkits and training; links to ABA diversity, equity and inclusion entities; resources addressing courts and access to justice, law enforcement, and related statements from other bar associations and affinity bars.

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