• MASTER CALENDAR
  • Continuing judicial education is a cornerstone of CJA's program. Approximately 800 judges a year attend the professional seminars offered during the Association's fall Annual Meeting, the Midyear Conference in the spring, an annual Retired Judges Conference, the Rural Judges Forum, and an annual litigation program in conjunction with The Rutter Group. Also offered is a two-week foreign study program for members and guests. Previous locations include Israel; Oxford University; Morelia, Mexico; and Veracruz, Mexico.

    These programs offer unique opportunities for bench officers to attend judicial education and network with their peers in a collegial atmosphere. Please Note: You must be logged in as a member to see some items on the Master Calendar and to have access to Member Only registration and information.

    August 4, 2021
    5:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Yesterday: Fireside Chat & Networking
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association are hosting a free weekly event to learn, discuss, and grow as we prepare for "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". These events will be in collaboration with affinity/identity bar and judicial associations across the state.
    We hope you and your colleagues will join us for this journey leading up to and through the 2021 Summit. More information about each pre-summit event coming soon! Please register now to save the date!
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    August 11, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Mentoring: Inside and Out
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Want to know how you can get involved in a mentoring program to assist attorneys from diverse backgrounds to become judges? This session will provide an overview of judicial mentoring programs and opportunities for judges and attorneys across the state, both inside the courts and out in the communities they serve.
    Speakers:

    • Hon. Monica F. Wiley, Superior Court California, San Francisco County
    • Hon. Audra M. Mori, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Sergio C. Tapia II, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Monique Jewett-Brewster, Esq., Hopkins Carley

    August 18, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Affinity Judicial Associations: What are they, and what are they doing to increase diversity on the bench?
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    In 2020, California’s affinity judicial associations joined together to create the California Affinity Judicial Association Coalition (CAJAC). This workshop will explore the work being undertaken by CAJAC and each affinity association to build networks, provide education, and increase diversity in the judiciary. Speakers will discuss topics including mentorship programs; the vetting process for state and federal judicial applicants; resources available to lawyers and sitting judges; and how state and local bar associations can work with and learn from judicial affinity associations.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Michael Rhoads, Esq., Co-Chair, SacLegal
    • Hon. Linda Colfax, Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, LGBT Judicial Officers of California (LGBT JOC)
    • Hon. Laura Walton, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Association of African American California Judicial Officers (AAAJCO)
    • Hon. Sonny Sandhu, Superior Court of California, Stanislaus County, California Asian Pacific American Judges Association (CAPAJA)

    August 25, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    From the Cafeteria to the Courtroom: Creating the pathway for tomorrow’s legal professional
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    This distinguished panel of legal professionals, educational professionals, and other stakeholders will discuss the importance of outreach into the community to stimulate and inspire youth to seek careers in the legal profession. The session will cover efforts that are already being made to provide children with judicial role models early in their education, what obstacles these efforts face, and possible solutions to these obstacles.
    Speakers:

    • Hon. Rupert Byrdsong, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Linda Colfax, Superior Court of California, San Francisco County
    • Hon. Robert Sanchez Dufour, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Elizabeth Macias, Superior Court of California, Orange County
    • Tristan Higgins, Esq., CEO and Founder, Metaclusive LLC

    September 1, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Increasing Diversity in Underrepresented Courts
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Increasing diversity in underrepresented courts is crucial in a state as diverse as California. There are many issues to consider and numerous resources available for would-be applicants. At this session, we will explore what has worked to help applicants in very diverse counties. Hear from statewide bar leaders and judges in this important session.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Christopher Punongbayan, Esq. ChangeLawyers
    • Chris Arriola, Esq., Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney
    • Naomi Dewey, Esq., Trusted Legal

    September 8, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    A Conversation on Barriers to the Bench
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Have you ever doubted your abilities and felt like you did not belong in the legal profession? Do you ever feel like advancing in your career is out of your reach? Learn more about barriers to the bench including what imposter syndrome is, how it can affect your competence and judgment as a lawyer and strategies for beginning to overcome. Hear from three sitting judges on the barriers they experienced and overcame during their journey to the bench. The panel will also address strategies to overcome barriers.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Adeyinka Glover, Esq., Disability Rights of California
    • Hon. Jessica Delgado, Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County
    • Hon. Roderick Shelton Superior Court of California, San Diego County
    • Hon. Victoria Kolakowski Superior Court of California, Alameda County

    September 14, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 1 - Judicial Diversity Today
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    Opening remarks by Hon. Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    September 21, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 2 - Sharing What is Working - "Side Bars"
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    September 24-26, 2021
    EVENT
    2021 CJA Annual Meeting
    LOCATION
    Monterey, CA
    Join your colleagues across the state for the CJA Annual Meeting! The conference will take place September 24-26, 2021 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

    This year's conference will include a plenary session with California Supreme Court Justices, the annual Conversation with the Chief, a Legislative Update and the Annual Business Meeting. In addition to a very full in-person conference, there will be a number of update sessions available virtually.

    Further, the CJA Diversity and Inclusivity Committee will present its first-ever live conversation!
    September 28, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 3 - Judicial Diversity Tomorrow
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
CALIFORNIA JUDGES ASSOCIATION
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95833-4228
info@caljudges.org
(916) 239-4068     (866) 432-1CJA (1252)     Fax: (916) 924-7323
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., excluding holidays
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  • MASTER CALENDAR
  • Continuing judicial education is a cornerstone of CJA's program. Approximately 800 judges a year attend the professional seminars offered during the Association's fall Annual Meeting, the Midyear Conference in the spring, an annual Retired Judges Conference, the Rural Judges Forum, and an annual litigation program in conjunction with The Rutter Group. Also offered is a two-week foreign study program for members and guests. Previous locations include Israel; Oxford University; Morelia, Mexico; and Veracruz, Mexico.

    These programs offer unique opportunities for bench officers to attend judicial education and network with their peers in a collegial atmosphere. Please Note: You must be logged in as a member to see some items on the Master Calendar and to have access to Member Only registration and information.

    August 4, 2021
    5:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Yesterday: Fireside Chat & Networking
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association are hosting a free weekly event to learn, discuss, and grow as we prepare for "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". These events will be in collaboration with affinity/identity bar and judicial associations across the state.
    We hope you and your colleagues will join us for this journey leading up to and through the 2021 Summit. More information about each pre-summit event coming soon! Please register now to save the date!
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    August 11, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Mentoring: Inside and Out
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Want to know how you can get involved in a mentoring program to assist attorneys from diverse backgrounds to become judges? This session will provide an overview of judicial mentoring programs and opportunities for judges and attorneys across the state, both inside the courts and out in the communities they serve.
    Speakers:

    • Hon. Monica F. Wiley, Superior Court California, San Francisco County
    • Hon. Audra M. Mori, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Sergio C. Tapia II, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Monique Jewett-Brewster, Esq., Hopkins Carley

    August 18, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Affinity Judicial Associations: What are they, and what are they doing to increase diversity on the bench?
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    In 2020, California’s affinity judicial associations joined together to create the California Affinity Judicial Association Coalition (CAJAC). This workshop will explore the work being undertaken by CAJAC and each affinity association to build networks, provide education, and increase diversity in the judiciary. Speakers will discuss topics including mentorship programs; the vetting process for state and federal judicial applicants; resources available to lawyers and sitting judges; and how state and local bar associations can work with and learn from judicial affinity associations.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Michael Rhoads, Esq., Co-Chair, SacLegal
    • Hon. Linda Colfax, Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, LGBT Judicial Officers of California (LGBT JOC)
    • Hon. Laura Walton, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Association of African American California Judicial Officers (AAAJCO)
    • Hon. Sonny Sandhu, Superior Court of California, Stanislaus County, California Asian Pacific American Judges Association (CAPAJA)

    August 25, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    From the Cafeteria to the Courtroom: Creating the pathway for tomorrow’s legal professional
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    This distinguished panel of legal professionals, educational professionals, and other stakeholders will discuss the importance of outreach into the community to stimulate and inspire youth to seek careers in the legal profession. The session will cover efforts that are already being made to provide children with judicial role models early in their education, what obstacles these efforts face, and possible solutions to these obstacles.
    Speakers:

    • Hon. Rupert Byrdsong, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Linda Colfax, Superior Court of California, San Francisco County
    • Hon. Robert Sanchez Dufour, Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County
    • Hon. Elizabeth Macias, Superior Court of California, Orange County
    • Tristan Higgins, Esq., CEO and Founder, Metaclusive LLC

    September 1, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    Increasing Diversity in Underrepresented Courts
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Increasing diversity in underrepresented courts is crucial in a state as diverse as California. There are many issues to consider and numerous resources available for would-be applicants. At this session, we will explore what has worked to help applicants in very diverse counties. Hear from statewide bar leaders and judges in this important session.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Christopher Punongbayan, Esq. ChangeLawyers
    • Chris Arriola, Esq., Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney
    • Naomi Dewey, Esq., Trusted Legal

    September 8, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    EVENT
    A Conversation on Barriers to the Bench
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    Have you ever doubted your abilities and felt like you did not belong in the legal profession? Do you ever feel like advancing in your career is out of your reach? Learn more about barriers to the bench including what imposter syndrome is, how it can affect your competence and judgment as a lawyer and strategies for beginning to overcome. Hear from three sitting judges on the barriers they experienced and overcame during their journey to the bench. The panel will also address strategies to overcome barriers.
    Speakers:

    • Moderated by: Adeyinka Glover, Esq., Disability Rights of California
    • Hon. Jessica Delgado, Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County
    • Hon. Roderick Shelton Superior Court of California, San Diego County
    • Hon. Victoria Kolakowski Superior Court of California, Alameda County

    September 14, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 1 - Judicial Diversity Today
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    Opening remarks by Hon. Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    September 21, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 2 - Sharing What is Working - "Side Bars"
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
    September 24-26, 2021
    EVENT
    2021 CJA Annual Meeting
    LOCATION
    Monterey, CA
    Join your colleagues across the state for the CJA Annual Meeting! The conference will take place September 24-26, 2021 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel.

    This year's conference will include a plenary session with California Supreme Court Justices, the annual Conversation with the Chief, a Legislative Update and the Annual Business Meeting. In addition to a very full in-person conference, there will be a number of update sessions available virtually.

    Further, the CJA Diversity and Inclusivity Committee will present its first-ever live conversation!
    September 28, 2021
    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    EVENT
    Judicial Diversity Summit 2021: Day 3 - Judicial Diversity Tomorrow
    LOCATION
    Zoom
    The California Lawyers Association, the Judicial Council of California, and the California Judges Association present "Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021". This 3-day virtual summit will be preceded by 6 pre-summit virtual programs to help us all learn, discuss and grow to enhance our summit experiences.
    For details about each event and/or the Summit itself, please visit: https://calawyers.org/2021-judicial-diversity-summit/
CALIFORNIA JUDGES ASSOCIATION
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95833-4228
(916) 239-4068
(866) 432-1CJA (1252)
Fax: (916) 924-7323

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., excluding holidays
Developed and maintained by California Advocates, Inc.
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