Trial Court Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

About our office

The Trial Court Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to fostering an inclusive and just court system that provides a fair, respectful, and dignified court experience for court users and employees. We serve both internal users, including court employees, court teams, and administrative offices, as well as the general public. We work with court departments to: 

  • Build capacity around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Diversify the court workforce 
  • Provide trainings to court employees 
  • Establish inclusive policies and practices 
  • Improve the court user experience

Read the 2023 Annual Diversity Report 

Trial Court upstander video

Trial Court judges and staff stand up and speak out against disrespectful actions and behavior in this eight-minute “Upstander” call to action.


Team Members & Office Contact Information

John G.C. Laing, Jr – Chief Experience & Diversity Officer 

Christina Maryland, M.B.A. - Deputy Director of DEI 

Taneekah Johnson – Senior Manager for DEI 

Thayse Mendonca – Project Coordinator for DEI  

Jessica Roman Alvarez – Project Coordinator for DEI 

General Office Contact Information

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