A Diverse Legal Bench Starts From Within, Judges Say

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 4:06 PM EDT) -- When it comes to diversifying the nation’s judicial bench, those in a unique position to help make it more diverse are the people who currently sit on the dais, judges and judicial experts said during a recent event.

Because no one is born with an innate understanding of how to become a judge, those who are already there should look out for highly qualified attorneys from diverse backgrounds and “pave the way” for their rise to the bench, said Judge Joseph A. Zayas of the Queens Supreme Court during a panel discussion on judicial diversity.

“Judges need to step up and...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS