The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021".
Day #2 of the Summit will include...
What is the Judicial Nominations Evaluation (JNE) Commission doing differently?
Learn what the JNE Commission is doing differently since the last Summit
California’s New Judicial Mentoring Program
Learn more about the new Statewide Judicial Mentoring Program, comprised of an Appellate Court Mentor Program and a Trial Court Mentor Program. The initiative aims to demystify the appellate and trial court application process and improve transparency and accessibility for all members of the legal community throughout California, fostering the development of a qualified and diverse judicial applicant pool.
Side Bar Conversation: The “Perceived” Glass Ceiling
In previous Judicial Diversity Summits, the “perceived glass ceiling,” was a reported perception by some attorneys and judicial officers that, in general, new judges, judges of color, and women judges are relegated to assignments that are under resourced and too often are not seen as pathways to local or branch-wide leadership. Such perceptions may deter attorneys in private practice and in the public sector from seeking judicial appointments. This “Side Bar” conversation will focus specifically on the experiences and perspectives of women and LGBTQ judges or justices on the bench and share what the judicial branch is currently doing to further the goal of a more diverse and representative judiciary.
For details about the Summit, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/