Fairness & Diversity Committee seeks public comments at Midyear Meeting

first_img Fairness & Diversity Committee seeks public comments at Midyear Meeting The Suprme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity will hold a two-day public meeting at the Bar’s Midyear Meeting to receive testimony and information about perceptions of disparate treatment in Florida courts.The meeting will be at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami January 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Individuals will be allowed 10 minutes to address the committee. Organizations may be allowed additional time upon request. To submit written comments or sign up to speak, contact staff via e-mail at [email protected] or mail at Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity, c/o Debbie Howells, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399.The Standing Committee seeks the following areas of inquiry:• Share your perceptions of any inequitable or disparate treatment in Florida’s court system, indicating whether your perceptions are based on your own personal experiences, incidents you have personally witnessed or other factors such as court transcripts or hearing another’s account of an experience of inequitable or disparate treatment.• If you are aware of any systemic or structural aspects of the court system that adversely affect one class or group of persons, please describe your understanding of those factors and how they result in a negative impact or burden on that class of individuals. Such systemic or structural aspects include but are not limited to functional and operational factors; application of the law; the opportunity for and level of legal representation; and architectural, communication, language, economic, technological, or procedural barriers.• What do you believe are the most important topics relating to fairness and diversity within the Florida state courts system that require additional research or study?• What do you believe are the most important things that could be done to eliminate inappropriate bias from the Florida state courts system?More information on the committee is available at www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/diversity/index.shtml. December 15, 2005 Regular News Fairness & Diversity Committee seeks public comments at Midyear Meetinglast_img read more

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