Upcoming Events


Promoting Judicial Collegiality

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute for a discussion of best practices that promote judicial collegiality. U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bernice Donald and MN district court Judge Kevin Burke (retired) will facilitate the conversation. Just participating is a step toward greater collegiality!


1.25 hours of CLE credit will be offered for this program.

Happy Hour with BJI

We had so much fun at our first virtual BJI happy hour we decided to schedule a second! (Come prepared to chat, make some new friends, share, commiserate and enjoy the beverage of your choice!)

Judges, Technology and Artificial Intelligence

August 18
3:00 P.M. PT
75 minutes

University of Newcastle (Australia) Dean Tania Sourdin’s new book, Judges, Technology and Artificial Intelligence, is described:

“New and emerging technologies are reshaping justice systems and transforming the role of judges. The impacts vary according to how structural reforms take place and how courts adapt case management processes, online dispute resolution systems and justice apps. Significant shifts are also occurring with the development of more sophisticated forms of Artificial Intelligence that can support judicial work or even replace judges. These developments, together with shifts towards online court processes are explored in Judges, Technology and Artificial Intelligence.”

Dean Sourdin will introduce her research, discuss that work with Berkeley Center for Law and Technology’s Peter Menell and engage with the audience on these key issues for justice.

CLE credit will be offered.

Humans and Justice Machines: Emergent Legal Technologies and Justice Apps

Constitution Day Happy Hour

Join BJI for a virtual toast to Constitution Day!

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Nathalie Coletta at or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 business days in advance of the event.