The Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission currently has open membership positions and invites interested people to apply by November 30th.
The Gender and Justice Commission was established following the publication of “Gender and Justice in the Courts” in 1989, and its mission is to:
· Identify concerns and make recommendations regarding the equal treatment of all parties, attorneys, and court employees in the State courts, and
· Promote gender equality through researching, recommending, and supporting the implementation of best practices; providing educational programs that enhance equal treatment of all parties; and serving as a liaison between the courts and other organizations in working toward communities free of bias.
In September, the Commission published 2021: How Gender and Race Affect Justice Now, a groundbreaking new study on how gender and race impact justice, and the intersection of gender and other identities and experiences (e.g., LGBTQ+, poverty). The recommendations from this study will help guide the Commission’s work in the coming years, and we are looking for new members who want to join that exciting work!
Please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com for consideration by the Commission Co-Chairs and Nominations Committee. If there are specific issues that you are interested in working on with the Commission, please reference that in your materials.