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CLF Signature Speaker Series: How to Become a Judge

July 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Signature Speaker Series

Presented by the California Lawyers Foundation, the charitable non-profit arm of the California Lawyers Association.

Join us for an evening with Governor Newsom’s Judicial Appointments Secretary, two sitting judges, and a judicial candidate for a discussion about how to become a judge in the great state of California.

General Admission: $45 registration fee
Students and Recent Graduates (2020): Free

Moderator: Jeremy Evans, CLA President


  • Judge Marissa A. Bejarano, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Judge Rupert Byrdsong, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
  • Luis A. Céspedes, Judicial Appointments Secretary
  • Mr. Michael Flemming, Deputy Public Defender and Judicial Candidate

The California Lawyers Foundation (CLF) believes in a legal profession that mirrors our population, in access to justice for all and in a society that understands the equalizing role of the rule of law and judicial branch. Specifically, the Foundation works on three core initiative areas: access to justice; civics engagement and education; and diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of CLF’s core work, we host a signature speakers series on a variety of topics over the course of the year. In 2022, CLF has a particular focus on educating the next generation and current lawyers about opportunities in the legal profession through this series.

Please note that this event is limited to the live presentation; recording is not permitted.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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