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Open Membership in WA State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission
June 13, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission currently has an open membership position and invites interested individuals to apply by June 30th.

The Gender and Justice Commission was established following the publication of “Gender and Justice in the Courts” in 1989, and its mission is to:

  • Identify concerns and make recommendations regarding the equal treatment of all parties, attorneys, and court employees in the State courts, and
  • Promote gender equality through researching, recommending, and supporting the implementation of best practices; providing educational programs that enhance equal treatment of all parties; and serving as a liaison between the courts and other organizations in working toward communities free of bias.

In 2021 the Commission published a groundbreaking study on how gender and race impact justice, and the intersection of gender and other identities and experiences (e.g., LGBTQIA+, poverty). The recommendations from this study are helping to guide the Commission’s work, and we are looking for a new member who want to join that exciting work!

To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and resume to for consideration by the Commission Co-Chairs and Nominations Committee. If there are specific issues that you are interested in working on with the Commission, please reference them in your materials.

Questions? Please contact Crissy Anderson, Senior Court Program Analyst with the Gender and Justice Commission, at