The Washington Supreme Court, recently created the Disability Justice Task Force. The goal is that the task force will serve as a valuable partner for the courts and Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The Disability Justice Task Force is looking for new taskforce members [of members of a potential new Washington Supreme Court Commission].

The Task Force envisions a statewide court system where people with disabilities have access to justice that not only meets legal compliance, but also ensures dignity, equity, respect, and full participation in the legal system and the profession. To this end, the Task Force will provide subject matter expertise and support the state courts to address improvements to all policies and practices from the perspective of disability justice—a framework that centers the principles of intersectionalism, anti-racism, and collective access.

The Task Force will be comprised of 25 members providing various disability and legal perspectives. All members will serve as volunteers. The Task Force has assistance from Administrative Office of Courts staff. The Task Force will create a work plan, conduct research, and develop a report and recommendations to advance disability justice in the courts. If you are interested in applying to become a part of this Disability Justice Task Force, please complete the form below.

Image: Photo taken of the Washington State Supreme Court at the State Capitol in Olympia, WA.

Apply to become a member of the Disability Justice Task Force.

Name
What is your experience participating in the court system (you can choose more than one):
Do you have a (you can choose more than one):
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*These are optional questions that we ask to help us ensure the applications we receive are representative of the diverse communities we serve.