The Judicial Institute
Diversity on the bench matters


Diversity on the bench matters


We believe that diversity is vital to an effective judiciary. Our judicial system is strengthened when Washington’s judges reflect the richness of the communities and populations they serve. Public trust and confidence is increased, the bench is enriched, and judicial decision-making is enhanced by judges from a variety of perspectives and life experiences.

Through our efforts, we strive to make the path to the judiciary more accessible and to increase the number of diverse attorneys seeking and securing judicial positions.