Publications & Resources

Judicial Appointment Resources

Accessibility and Diversity Resources

Reports

The following reports are available through the Office of Access & Fairness Programs. For more information contact Brandi Holmes, 415-538-2587 or brandi.holmes@calbar.ca.gov.

"Findings and Recommendations for Legal Employers to Succeed in Diversifying Talent Within the Legal Profession,"  State Bar of California, Council on Access & Fairness. 2014

"Resource Materials for the Application of California Government Code Section 12011.5(d) in the Review and Evaluation of Applications for Judicial Appointment" (PDF version) - Prepared by the State Bar of California Council on Access & Fairness July 2011

"Diversity Pipeline Task Force Courts Working Group"  - 2007 Report and recommendations based on comments from the June 3, 2006 Judicial Summit and subsequent legislative events.

"Challenges to Employment and the Practice of Law Facing Attorneys from Diverse Backgrounds"  - 2006 Report and recommendations based on results from an online poll of California attorneys.

"Diversity Pipeline Task Force"  - 2006 Report and resource guide of various diversity programs focusing on early education, college/law school, entry and advancement in the legal profession and judicial diversity.

"Challenges to Employment and the Practice of Law Continue to Face Attorneys with Disabilities" - 2004 Report and Executive Summary of an online poll of California attorneys with disabilities.

Other Publications

"Disability Awareness: How to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities", The State Bar of California (2007). A basic overview of various ways to accommodate persons with different types of disabilities.

"I Have a Disability. What Are My Employment Rights Under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act?", The State Bar of California (2005). A guide to legal rights under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA).

"Want to be a Lawyer?", The State Bar of California (2006). A high school outreach guide about becoming a lawyer.

"Understanding Transgender Law and Transgender Clients", The State Bar of California (2007). Information about what "transgender" means, relevant areas of the law, and how to make a legal practice more transgender-friendly.

"Creating a Model Work Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals", The State Bar of California (2007). A brochure of model practices promoting a nondiscriminatory workplace for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT).

"Your Rights and Resources", The State Bar of California (2006). A guide to legal rights and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in California.

"Registered Domestic Partners in California", The State Bar of California (2006). A brief summary of California law concerning the legal rights and duties of registered domestic partners.

State Bar Pamphlets - Consumer education pamphlets addressing a variety of topics, including: Employee Rights, Elder Abuse, Becoming a Lawyer, and Hate Crimes.

The materials provided on this page represent the views and positions of the State Bar's Council on Access & Fairness. These positions have not necessarily been adopted by the State Bar's Board of Trustees or overall membership, and should not be construed as representing the position of The State Bar of California. Council activities are funded from voluntary sources.