The Judicial Diversity Forum (JDF) brings together organisations from across the legal sector to identify ways of improving judicial diversity.
JDF members work together to challenge structural barriers to appointment and coordinate activities aimed at achieving greater judicial diversity. The Forum meets quarterly and is supported by a working group comprised of officials from each member organisation.
The members of the JDF are:
- Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC)
- Ministry of Justice
- members of the judiciary
- The Bar Council
- The Law Society
- Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
The JDF is chaired by the JAC Chairman, Professor Lord Kakkar.
Progress of the work of the JDF
The JDF replaced the Judicial Diversity Taskforce in November 2015 as the body responsible for coordinating efforts to address judicial diversity.
The Judicial Diversity Taskforce was established in 2010 to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity. The Advisory Panel published its report to the Lord Chancellor in February 2010 making 53 recommendations for improving judicial diversity.
The JDF continues to monitor the outstanding recommendations from the Panel’s report.
Annual reports of the Judicial Diversity Taskforce