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The Judicial Appointment Process: What You Need to Know – A Special Program for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

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May 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Free event! No MCLE.

Diversifying the profession and our bench is critical for all Californians. Hear from the Governor’s Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, the new Chair of the Judicial Nomination Evaluation Committee, two sitting judges and a member of the local joint Judicial Selection Advisory Committee about the judicial appointments process and how to plan your path to the bench.

This program is collaboratively presented by the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino Bar Association, the California Lawyers Association, and the Judicial Council of California.

Speakers include:

  • Gonzalo C. Martinez, Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Stella Ngai, Chair , Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE”) Commission
  • Hon. Corey Lee, Member of the joint Riverside and San Bernardino Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
  • Introductions by the Riverside County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. John Monterosso and San Bernardino County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. Michael Sachs

Moderated by Hon. Raquel Marquez, Riverside County Superior Court

To submit questions in advance:
Please email questions to by May 5, 2021.


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  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the Inland Empire
  • Riverside County Barristers – Riverside County Bar Association
  • Richard T. Fields Bar Association Foundation
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Southwestern Bar Association

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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