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The Director of Access and Inclusion will be responsible for leading and implementing the State Bar’s initiatives on access to justice, diversity and inclusion, and support for legal services programs through grants including IOLTA funds, Equal Access funds, Partnership Grants, and bank grants. The Director is responsible for planning, directing, and managing those efforts to achieve the access to justice and diversity and inclusion missions of the State Bar, including the administration of upwards of $60 million in grants to nonprofit legal services organizations across the state.
The Access to Justice and Inclusion and Diversity programs at the Bar, under the leadership of the Director, include developing and implementation initiatives to increase access to justice and to the legal system, analyzing the Justice Gap in California, and strategizing how to address it, developing approaches to serve modest means Californians, support of the Pro Bono Practice program and innovating ideas to expand the availability of pro bono legal services in California, exploring issues on the right to counsel, and improving the diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through a variety of initiatives.
The Director provides staff support to the California Commission on Access to Justice, the Council on Access and Fairness, and the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, and is responsible for strategizing, spearheading, and managing various access to justice and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Finally, the Director serves as a liaison and spokesperson to the judicial branch, legal services organizations, law schools, and other local, state, and national entities regarding access to justice and diversity and inclusion related issues and activities.
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