ABA launches racial justice resources website


The American Bar Association has announced the launch of the ABA Racial Equity in the Justice System website, which is a central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

“The American Bar Association is intensifying its efforts to ensure justice and fairness for all,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said. “For too long, African Americans have borne the brunt of racism through laws that unjustly and disproportionately impact people of color.

“Through efforts like this website, we want to make it easier for lawyers to access information and become more involved in reforming our laws and improving the justice system.”

The website, which can be accessed at www.americanbar.org/advocacy/justice-system/ will include resources ranging from pertinent  statements from Martinez, ABA policies and positions, articles from publications, model rules and standards along with CLEs and webinars.

In addition, the website will include links to ABA diversity, equity and inclusion entities as well as resources addressing courts and access to justice, law enforcement, and related statements from other bar associations and affinity bars.