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What are best practices to get more women in judicial offices?

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  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • Volunteer Needed On-site: No

Women's representation in judicial positions is vitally important for a number of reasons, yet we know relatively little about the best practices to get more women into the judicial pipeline. This project seeks to examine the rules and norms around the election and appointment of women to judicial positions - at all levels - to develop an understanding of what practices lead to more women in judicial offices. RepresentWomen interns have done some initial research on this project but have found it challenging to understand the intent and the implications of the systems identified. It would be invaluable to have attorneys involved in defining the scope of this project, developing the methodology for data collection, and reviewing the information collected. Finally, it would be great to have a team of attorneys involved in crafting strategies to increase women in judicial offices that are grounded in an analysis of best practices.

Jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Good Government, Voting Rights

Project Tasks: Conduct policy research, Conduct public records research

Volunteer Lawyers Needed: 3+

Ongoing Need: No

Required Languages (Other than English): None

Team of Lawyers: No

CLE Training Credit Provided: No

Mentoring or Supervision Offered: Yes

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