News Release: Federal Bench Needs Appointees With Consumer, Worker Perspective


April 9, 2021

Carter Dougherty
(202) 251-6700

Federal Bench Needs Appointees With Consumer, Worker Perspective

A group of 24 groups today called on President Biden to nominate jurists to the federal courts who reflect a commitment to professional diversity and to reach beyond the large legal firms that often furnish many judicial nominees.

“To serve economic and racial justice in general and financial reform in particular, we need judicial nominees with greater professional diversity, and especially more judicial nominees with direct experience representing consumers and workers and a deeper understanding of how the justice system works for everyday people,” said Linda Jun, senior policy counsel, Americans for Financial Reform. “Consumer attorneys, legal aid lawyers, public defenders and other lawyers with a track record of working in the public interests will bring invaluable perspectives to a judiciary whose decisions will have a profound impact on everyday people but is too often dominated by nominees from elite law firms.”

A copy of the letter can be found here.