For over two decades, the Report on the Integration of the Federal Judiciary has charted the appointment and elevation of minority lawyers to the federal bench. JTB-APO, in partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, tracks and publishes this report on an annual basis. The data reflects the ongoing need to compile statistics on the appointment of judges of color to the federal bench.
The Report on the Integration of the Federal Judiciary is an in-depth listing of minority judges who serve in Article III courts. As of October 18, 2017, there are 1,302 active and senior judges, of which only 265 are judges of color, of which four identify as bi-racial. There are two Native Americans, 142 African-Americans, 92 Hispanic/Latinos, and 29 Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders serving in Article III judgeships†. Judges who identify with more than one racial or ethnic group are counted in all groups identified. There are also 11 active Article III judges who are openly LGBT. Additionally, there are 956 judges identifying as male and 346 judges identifying as female.
Please click here to learn more about current tracking of the integration of the judiciary.