November 17, 2021 – The success of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program, which pairs judges with attorneys interested in judgeships, has inspired other trial courts, the Court of Appeal and other states to start similar programs to enhance and diversify their pool of qualified judicial candidates.
The program seeks to convey to the legal community the uniform message of Governor Gavin Newsom’s commitment to appointing a highly capable bench, reflective of the state’s rich diversity. In the first year after its inception in November 2020, 98 Los Angeles judicial mentors have volunteered to work with more than 170 attorneys from diverse backgrounds.
Mentor judges meet with the attorneys to coach them about the application process, answer their questions and suggest career steps they can take to become qualified judicial applicants.
For more details about the program, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/21-NR-Judicial-Mentor-Program-Success.pdf