Since 1992, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has been working to increase the diversity of the federal bench. The federal judiciary must reflect the diversity of this country in order to provide the justice that the United States Constitution demands and that all American citizens deserve. If we have only a handful of Asian American judges in the entire judiciary, the courts are deprived of a critical set of experiences when deliberating on matters affecting our community. All Americans, not just Asian Americans, should care about diversity on the courts. When there is a diverse group of judges ruling on issues before the courts, we as citizens have greater confidence in the ability of the courts to understand how their decisions impact all members of society.
A guide for prospective judicial nominees about the intricacies of the nominations process, pitfalls to avoid, and suggestions for a successful candidacy issued by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and its partner organizations.