Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Executive Director

David J. Remondini, Esq.
Chief Deputy Executive Director

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

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State Court Administration > Publications > CLEO: Changing the Color of Law CLEO: Changing the Color of Law

This article, published in April 2006 by the News-Sentinal in Fort Wayne, discusses the role of the Indiana CLEO program on diversity in the legal field.  Learn more about Indiana CLEO.

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The scales of justice can only truly be balanced if the legal field itself is balanced.  It's a premise that forms the foundation of the Indiana CLEO program -- an initiative focused on training college students of color to become attorneys.

The Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunity, part of a national effort, turns 10 years old in June.  Since its inception, a total of 270 students have successfully graduated from its summer training institute to earn law degrees.

Only 9.7 percent of all lawyers are minorities, a figure significantly lower than other white-collar professions, according to a 2005 study by the American Bar Association.