Steve Kennedy writes for The Hartford Courant:
Despite these important efforts at the federal level, the vast majority of judicial cases — approximately 90 percent — take place at the state level. Whether they are involved in state criminal cases, premises liability claims, custody disputes, eviction cases, or anything in between, the majority of people involved in the justice system will appear before state judges.
However, in Connecticut there has been little advocacy around professional diversity similar to that at the federal level, until now. The UConn Law chapter of the People’s Parity Project recently launched the CT Pro-People Judiciary Coalition, joining legal advocates, disability rights groups, community organizations and plaintiffs’ law firms in an effort to diversify the state judiciary.