The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Hosted a Webinar on “Racial Equity in Our Justice System: What Does It Look Like and What Are We Doing to Ensure It?”

On February 22, 2021, the National Association of Women Judges’ (NAWJ) Fairness and Access Committee, through its Racial Equity sub-committee, conducted a webinar entitled “Racial Equity in Our Justice System: What Does It Look Like and What Are We Doing to Ensure It?” The webinar focused on the ways in which race and ethnicity are interconnected with access to justice, and, in light of the social justice movement which was re-energized by the death of Mr. George Floyd, specific steps courts are taking to identify and remedy racial and ethnic inequity.

The distinguished panelists were: Hon. Cheri Beasley, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Member of the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees and Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California; and Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, President of the IAWJ and Senior Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The discussion was moderated by Hon. Nadia Keilani, Commissioner of the Superior Court of San Diego County.

A video recording of the webinar can be found here.