In 2019, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit, a first-of-its-kind convening, gathered organizations representing judges and practitioners within the judiciary and legal profession. The inaugural DEI Summit was supported by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and facilitated by The Raben Group.
The collaborative meets quarterly and collectively determines where the largest gaps and opportunities to diversify the judicial and legal profession.
The NCJFCJ released a video establishing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the judiciary.
The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative is to identify, design and implement coordinated actions between its member organizations. These actions seek to build a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent bench, legal profession, court management and staff, dispute resolution and mental health professionals, and all contributors to court operations, to improve and deliver new, effective, and culturally relevant court outcomes for the communities that we serve.
Available Online Courses
- Communication: Perceptions of Bias & Fairness
- Conversations on Racial Justice
- Implicit Bias: Advanced Concepts in Criminal Justice Series
- An Overview of Afrocentric Facial Feature and Skin Tone Bias in Criminal Law: A Lightning Course
- Stereotypes and Misconceptions: Lesbian and Gay Persons in Your Courtroom
- A Thoughtful Approach to Racially Impartial, Research-Based Sentencing
LGBTQ+ 101 Training
By Wesley D. Bizzell, Esq., President, National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
Resources and Links
DEI Collaborative Projects
About the Members
American Bar Association, Judicial Division
American Judges Association
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Hispanic National Bar Association
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
National American Indian Court Judges Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Association for Court Management
National Association of Women Judges
National Bar Association
National Center for State Courts and representing the Conference of Chief Justices
National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The National Judicial College