Eric J. Duvernay (Class of 1999), is a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, and is currently the Deputy-In-Charge and Trainer at the Metropolitan Courthouse.
In 2012, Mr. Duvernay was appointed by the State Bar’s Board of Governors to the Council on Access & Fairness (COAF). He is currently the Chair of the Early Education Committee and a member of the CPA Law Academy Support and the Diversity Coalition Ad Hoc Committees and the COAF Newsletter Editorial Board. His term expires September, 2014.
The Council on Access & Fairness (COAF), serves as the State Bar’s “diversity think tank” and advises the Board of Trustees on advancing Stae Bar diversity strategies and goals along the diversity pipeline to enhance opportuniites and advancement in the legal profession. The diversity pipeline includes the early education pipeline pre-K to 12; college; law school and bar exam prep; recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion in the profession; and judicial diversity.
The COAF is composed of of 25 attorneys, judges and public members representing a wide range of stakeholders, consituencies and practice settings engaged in programs and initiatives focusing on increasing diversity in the legal profession.