Denise Neary joins BJI as the Director of Judicial Education. Neary served as judicial education attorney for the Federal Judicial Center from 1987 – 2020, where she designed, delivered and evaluated education for the federal judiciary. Her work helped new judges transition from lawyer to judge, and provided opportunities for judges to engage with colleagues and ideas. Her FJC work provided a long time bond to Berkeley, as she supported the annual FJC/Berkeley Center for Law and Technology program for federal judges, focusing on cutting edge issues in intellectual property. Prior to her work with the FJC, she served as a law clerk at the Department of Labor. Neary is active in a range of community and public service activities, especially those promoting literacy. She is a Fellow in the American College of
Bankruptcy, and active in their outreach with law students. She earned a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and a B.A in political science from West Chester University.