Council on Access & Fairness
The Council on Access and Fairness serves as the State Bar's "diversity think tank" and advises the Board of Trustees on advancing State Bar diversity strategies and goals along the diversity pipeline to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented. The diversity pipeline includes the early education pipeline pre-K to 12; college, law school and bar exam prep; recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion in the profession; and judicial diversity. The 25-member council consists of both lawyer and public members from diverse constituencies and practice settings and represents the full spectrum of the diversity pipeline. Members are expected to have a record of leadership, a working knowledge of diversity pipeline issues and experience developing and implementing strategic initiatives to address diversity pipeline challenges, as well as ideas that they are able to articulate for fulfilling the council's mission.
Deadline for 2014 applications: Feb. 3 2014
2014-15 terms begin: Conclusion of 2014 State Bar Annual Meeting (Sept. 14, 2014)