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The Access Committee has four current subcommittees:


The Affirmative Action Subcommittee recommends actions the state court system can take to meet the system's affirmative action goals and to implement task force recommendations to develop a more diverse workforce. When requested, the Affirmative Action Subcommittee advises on effective practices in outreach, recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented groups within the justice system workforce. [More]


The Education Subcommittee works with judges and court staff, the Oregon State Bar, law schools, and legislators to implement and improve educational programs on fairness issues. It is a resource for curriculum development and program planning. [More]


The Legislative Subcommittee helps the state court system develop, implement, and monitor legislative strategy to implement the system's access goal and task force recommendations. It proposes legislative concepts, reviews proposed legislation on Access Committee issues, determines Access Committee support for or concerns about proposed legislation, and offers testimony and other information to legislators regarding legislation that would promote or might limit equal access to justice. [More]

See Legislative Advocacy for activities during the 1999, 2001, and 2003 legislative sessions.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Subcommittee monitors and evaluates progress in implementing recommendations by the Oregon Supreme Court Task Force on Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Judicial System, the Oregon Supreme Court Implementation Committee, and the Oregon Supreme Court/Oregon State Bar Task Force on Gender Fairness to improve access to justice. [More]