National Law Journal: Labor Lawyers Missing From Federal Bench

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Avalon Zoppo



This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on August 4, 2022.

President Joe Biden has made headway on increasing professional diversity on the federal bench by nominating a slew of former public defenders, but arguing before a judge with a labor law experience remains rare.

This week, the progressive group Alliance for Justice released a report showing that while 68% of active federal appeals court judges have experience representing corporations, only 11 out of 171 active circuit court judges (or 6%) have experience in union-side labor law, employee-side wage and hour law, consumer protection and civil legal aid.

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