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Addressing Racial Inequity in the Courts

Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 117

From Court Administrator to the first ever Director of Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion at the National Center for State Courts, Edwin Bell sits in with Chief Judge Myers to discuss how systemic issues can affect courts across the nation. Tune in as Bell describes his experiences in the court system, his path to becoming Director, and his goals for the future.

Show Notes

  • 1:34 - The Director of Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 3:00 - Edwin Bell’s background
  • 9:56 - Defining racial injustice and inequity
  • 17:26 - How did we get here?
  • 29:39 - How can the NCSC help?
  • 33:58 - Legacy

In this episode

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Moderator and Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Open Ninth Podcast Guest - Edwin T. Bell
Edwin T. Bell

Director of Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion, National Center for State Courts.

Edwin T. Bell is the Director of Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion at the National Center for State Courts.