Access & Fairness Reports & Publications

Judicial Council Advisory Committee Reports:

Access and Fairness Advisory Committee,
Subcommittee on Access for Persons With Disabilities

  • Access to the California State Courts: A Survey of Court Users, Attorneys, and Court Personnel (January 1997)
    Results from the subcommittee's investigation into the accessibility of the judicial system to persons with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.
  • Public Hearings Report: Access for Persons With Disabilities (February 1996)
    Findings for the public hearings of the subcommittee's multiphase research program related to the availability of the judicial system to persons with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.
  • Summary of Survey and Public Hearing Reports of the Access for Persons With Disabilities Subcommittee of the California Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee (March 1997)
    [HTML | PDF]
    Summary of the survey to identify and address issues related to the accessibility of the judicial system to persons with apparent and non-apparent disabilities and those with chronic medical conditions and to determine additional necessary accommodations.


Access and Fairness Advisory Committee,
Subcommittee on Gender Fairness


Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts

  • Fairness in the California State Courts: A Survey of the Public, Attorneys, and Court Personnel (December 1993)
    The Judicial Council's Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts' final report on its opinion research of the treatment of ethnic and racial minorities in the state courts, public perceptions of fairness or lack of fairness in the judicial system, and recommendations on reforms.
  • Report on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts (January 1997)
    [Executive Summary: PDF]
    [Final Report:]
    Final report of the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts, investigating the treatment of racial and ethnic minorities in the state courts, public perceptions of fairness or its lack, and recommendations on reforms.


Subcommittee on Sexual Orientation Fairness

  • Sexual Orientation Fairness in the California Courts (January 2001)
    Final Report of the Subcommittee on Sexual Orientation Fairness of the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, investigating the treatment of gay and lesbian legal professionals, court employees, and court users in the state courts, public perceptions of fairness or its lack, and recommendations on reforms.
  • [Appendixes]
    Appendixes to the Final Report of the Subcommittee on Sexual Orientation Fairness of the Judicial Council's Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, including focus group summaries, findings, references, and recommendations. Includes consultants' report.
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