The Balanced Bench Project- Women in the Judiciary

The Balanced Bench Project: Women in the Judiciary

In additional elected legislative and executive bodies, the US courts are also overwhelmingly made up of cis-men. To have a truly representative government, we must also remember and address the lack of diversity in the judiciary.

Despite women attending law school at equal rates as men, they continue to be underrepresented in both elected and appointed judicial positions. As a result, RepresentWomen created the Balanced Bench Project, an exploration of gender diversity in judicial positions.

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Blogs

Women’s Underrepresentation in the Judiciary by Grace Knobler

Women are Underrepresented on the Courts by Evelien van Gelderen

Introducing the Balanced Bench Project by Katie Pruitt

Women and Law Review: A Stepping Stone to Leadership? by Maura Reilly 

State Case Studies 

Maryland

 

Texas

 

California