Publications

Task Force on Access to State Courts for Persons with Disabilities

Gender Fairness 2002 | Gender Fairness Task Force Report|
Implementation Committee Report
| Racial/Ethnic Task Force Report |
Progress Reports
| Access to Justice Journal

TASK FORCE REPORTS

The following documents are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. A few sections are available in html format, as noted.

Oregon Supreme Court/Oregon State Bar Task Force on Access to State Courts for Persons with Disabilities Final Report (August 2006)

Task Force on Access to State Courts for Persons with  Disabilities Final Report August 2006  (Full Report) Adobe PDF icon

This Task Force identified barriers and developed                      

recommendations for the Oregon Judicial Department,

the Oregon State Bar, and building owners that house

state court facilities, to improve access to Oregon state courts

for persons with disabilities.  The Task Force recommended

the Access to Justice for All Committee oversee the

implementation of these recommendations.

 

Gender Fairness 2002: Implementation Status Report of the Access to Justice for All Committee (October 2002)

This report highlights numerous state and local initiatives that have improved gender fairness since the Task Force on Gender Fairness Report was published in 1998. It also recognizes commonly identified barriers to further progress and recommends next steps on remaining task
force recommendations.

 
Full Report (272k) Adobe PDF icon

 

Oregon Supreme Court/Oregon State Bar Task Force on Gender Fairness (May 1998)

The Task Force concluded that blatant sex discrimination is much less frequent now than in the past, while some forms of gender unfairness persist. It identified areas needing improvement and recommended specific actions for improvement.

 

Full Report (26MB) Adobe PDF icon

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Oregon Supreme Court Implementation Committee: A Commitment to Fairness (January 1996)

This report followed up on the status of recommendations by the Racial/Ethnic Task Force on Racial Issues in the Justice System (1994). The Implementation Committee found that most entities affected by the Task Force recommendations agreed with the report's conclusions and were working to address them. The Implementation Progress Report described those efforts and summarized model programs, procedures, and legislation to support a bias-free justice system. It also recommended steps to continue implementation, including establishing a formal process to coordinate and oversee ongoing efforts.

 

Full Report (except appendices)
(13 MB) Adobe PDF icon

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Oregon Supreme Court Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System (May 1994)

This report documented issues of racial discrimination or ethnic bias throughout Oregon's judicial system and recommended ways to address those issues. The Task Force concluded that "nonminorities" contribute to many of the problems that minorities encounter in the justice system and are responsible to work with "minorities" to solve them. It offered 72 recommendations for improvement.

 

Full Report (1.3MB) Adobe PDF icon

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PROGRESS REPORTS

The following documents are provided in html format. The 2001 report is also provided in PDF format.

2006-2007 Access Committee Progress Report  Adobe PDF icon

2005-2006 Access Committee Progress Report Adobe PDF icon

2003-2004 Access Committee Progress Report Adobe PDF icon

2002 Access Committee Progress Report Adobe PDF icon

2001 Access Committee Progress Report [PDF version]

2000 Access Committee Progress Report

1999 Access Committee Progress Report

1998 Access Committee Progress Report

1997 Access Committee Progress Report



ACCESS TO JUSTICE JOURNAL

Volume 1/issue 1- Interpreters in the Courts Adobe PDF icon

 

Most publications are available in hardcopy; some are out of print. We will charge to copy those reports that are out of print or in limited supply. Please contact the Access Committee for more information.