Supreme Court Presentation on Race and the Criminal Justice System

On March 2, 2011, we met with the Washington Supreme Court at the Temple of Justice in Olympia Washington. Attending were representatives from the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, the Washington State Access to Justice Board, the Minority and Justice and Gender and Justice Commissions, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, The Defender Association, the state's specialty bar associations, the state's three law schools, various law enforcement agencies, and many other organizations, as well as many judges and other leaders from Washington's legal community.

The March 2 event included presentations from the Research Working Group and the Recommendations/Implementation Working Group.

0:00 Chief Justice Madsen
2:30 Tracy Flood
6:37 Judge Gonzalez
19:18 Prof. Gillmer
30:00 Prof. Harris
41:35 Prof. Beckett
59:30 Prof. Chang
1:20:00 Judge Yu
1:32:00 Justice Madsen, Nicole Gaines
1:40:00 Sheriff Rahr, Discussion

You may skip to different points in the webcast by moving your cursor over the video image and clicking on the timeline. We thank TVW for their permission to use the webcast.

Presentation Notes, Slides, and Report. Jason Gillmer's notes can be found here; Alexes Harris and Katherine Beckett's slides can be found here; and Robert Chang's slides can be found here. The Research Working Group's Preliminary Report on Race and Washington's Criminal Justice System can be found here. The Recommendations/Implementation Working Group's presentation slides can be found here.

The Seattle Times ran a brief article about the event.

Sullivan Hall
Second Floor Gallery