Events

Upcoming Events

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 natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.

 

Democracy’s Last Line of Defense
Chicago, Illinois
May 26, 2022
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Berkeley Judicial Institute is working with an extraordinary team to develop an in-person program, DEMOCRACY’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE, a symposium on why and how to preserve the rule of law and an independent, impartial judiciary.

Interested in attending? More program information is available here.

See our press release.


LEARN ALL ABOUT IT: Effective Communication Across Differences
June 2, 2022
5:00 PM Pacific
60 minutes
Virtual 
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Law Students called this series:  “a highlight of their legal learning” and said these seminars “should have been a part of orientation to law school.” 

What are they talking about?
 
The law student series Effective Communication Across Differences (“ECAD”).  This hands on four-part series will transform your law school experience, and your career and professional relationships, where the ability to communicate productively across differences is essential.  Led by experienced mediators and with small group interaction with Federal Judges, this program for rising 1-3Ls attending 9th Circuit law schools is not to be missed.
 
The series will be held: July 28, August 2, August 4, August 9 and August 11, 6-8 PM PT.

Want to know more about it?

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute’s Judge Jeremy Fogel for an ECAD info session on June 2nd at 5:00pm PT featuring Ninth Circuit Judges Johnnie B. Rawlinson and Bridget Bade, and our amazing facilitator team. 
 
 

Language of the Courts
June 3
12:00 PM PT
75 minutes
Virtual
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Join Berkeley Judicial Institute, Magistrate Judge Allison Claire and Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai as we consider how courts should strive for more inclusive language, and why that effort matters (both to those coming before the court, and for the court’s integrity) that courts make that effort. CLE offered.
 
Materials:

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Public Outreach Efforts in the Courts
June 24
9:00 AM PT
60 mins.
Virtual
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Public Outreach Efforts in the Courts flyer
 Join BJI and faculty Judges Zia Faruqui and Sandra Klein to consider the role judges play in public outreach. What are judges doing?  And why?
 
We’ll consider: 
what judges are doing
what does the public get out of judges participating in public outreach
what does the judge get out of participating in public outreach
 
If you have experience, please share it with us. If you are looking for a new public outreach project, come looking for ideas.


National Association of Appellate Court Attorney (NAACA)’s Fifteenth Annual Conference
Co-sponsored by Berkeley Law and Berkeley Judicial Insitute
July 5-8, 2022
Berkeley Law
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2022 – 2023 Law and Literature

6 Sessions, individual registration for each
12:00 P.M. Pacific
90 minutes
Virtual

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The registration links, program dates and the background readings are listed below.  (As these are intended as discussion sessions, the events will NOT be recorded.)

Berkeley Judicial Institute’s 2021-22 virtual law and literature series was smart, engaging and fun; consider joining us as we introduce our virtual 2022-23 law and literature series.  

Using great works as text, these programs provide participants the opportunity to reflect on how literature provides insight into contemporary issues. All are welcome to register to participate; we ask those participating to be prepared to discuss the readings during out time together.  

No promises, but we anticipate a lively, honest, and respectful exchange of views!

Professor Julie Empric of Eckerd College, whose facilitation of similar programs has been met with rave reviews, will lead the sessions.

Think of a vibrant book club discussion, and you will have a sense of what we are trying to achieve. 

Registration for each session is limited, and you must register separately for each session of interest.  Should your plans change, please cancel your registration to provide an opportunity for someone else.

We hope you will join us.

Session 1 | Friday, July 15, 2022 | Miller’s The Crucible (play) | REGISTER

Session 2 | Friday, September 16, 2022  | Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street” (novella) | REGISTER

Session 3 | November 18, 2022 | Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” and Mérimée’s “Mateo Falcone” (short stories) | REGISTER

Session 4 | Friday, January 13, 2023 | Shakespeare’s Hamlet (play) | REGISTER

Session 5 | March 17, 2023 | Colm Tóibín | The Heather Blazing (novel) | REGISTER

Session 6 | May 26, 2023 | Morrison’s Beloved (novel) | REGISTER


Starting Law School? Some Considerations
July 22
9:00 AM PT
Virtual 
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Join Berkeley Judicial Institute, Professor Laurie Levenson, and Bankruptcy Judge Sandra Klein as we discuss things we wish we had known starting law school. Ethical advocacy, your personal and professional reputation, seeking experiences and people that expand your life, classmates as colleagues (not competitors) are all topics on the agenda. Your thoughts and questions welcome!

CLE offered.
 

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 natcoletta@berkeley.edu or 510-643-5518 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 business days in advance of the event.