Calif. Bench Sees Slow But Steady Boost In Diversity: Survey

Law360, San Diego (February 28, 2014, 9:00 PM EST) -- The ranks of the California judiciary continued to slowly but steadily grow more diverse, with women making up 32.2 percent of the state’s judges and justices late last year, compared to 31.3 percent in the previous year, and with several minority groups making small strides toward greater representation on the bench, according to a survey issued Friday.

The California Administrative Office of the Courts issued its eighth-annual survey looking at the ethnicity, race, gender and sexual orientation of California state judges and justices. With responses from...
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