2024

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AMA: Effective Communication Across Differences program (ECAD)

Thursday
April 11
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Denise Neary & Robyn Lipsky

Come join Berkeley Judicial Institute’Denise Neary and ECAD program architect Robyn Lipsky as they discuss the experience of creating, maintaining and growing the program. We would love to share with you all we have learned about putting on a program like this, and very much want to hear about any efforts you are making in this area, so we can all share resources so that programs like this can proliferate in the legal world.   

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Judges Talking 2024

Friday
March 22
9:00 am (PT)

Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary & Michele Statz
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Imagine what good things could happen if more judges just talked to each other? 
 
Please join Berkeley Judicial InstituteDenise Neary, and Michele Statz for an informal, freewheeling discussion for judges about all things judging.

2023 – 2024 Law and Literature

Friday
March 15
12:00 pm (PT)

Session 5: Shakespeare| Julius Caesar
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.

Alternatives to Retributive Justice

Friday
March 8
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
With: Moderator Judge Brett Alldredge (ret)., joined by Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (ret.) and District Judge Leo Sorokin.

Implicit Bias MCLE Credit Available.

Resources

The panel considers:
  • What do courts and judges need to be doing/thinking differently to consider alternatives? 
  • What evidence supports alternatives?
  • How do courts and judges deal with political opposition? 
  • What are the burdens and benefits for everyone involved in considering alternatives?

Judges Talking 2024

Friday
February 16
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary & Michele Statz
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Imagine what good things could happen if more judges just talked to each other? 
 
Please join Berkeley Judicial InstituteDenise Neary, and Michele Statz for an informal, freewheeling discussion for judges about all things judging.

Jurisdiction After Mallory

Friday
February 9
1:00 pm (PT)

Location: Webinar
Speakers(s): Ashely Keller, Keller Postman; Zina Bash, Keller Postman; Andrew Bradt, Berkeley Law; Judge Jeremy D. Fogel (ret.), Berkeley Judicial Institute
Presented by Berkeley BoostsCivil Justice Research Institute
Support from AAJ’s Robert L. Habush EndowmentBerkeley Judicial Institute.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co raises new questions about the reach of personal jurisdiction. How has Mallory changed corporate exposure to jurisdiction? What are the remaining limits on personal jurisdiction?

This webinar features Ashely Keller and Zina Bash (both of Keller Postman), who argued the Mallory case in the Supreme Court on behalf of the plaintiffs, along with civil procedure expert Andrew Bradt (Professor, Berkeley Law) for a discussion of the state of personal jurisdiction after Mallory. Judge Jeremy D. Fogel (Ret.) (Berkeley Judicial Institute) will moderate.

Covering Major Criminal Cases: some basics for members of the press

Friday
January 19
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Judge Bernice Donald (ret.); Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.); Dan Levine, Reuters.

Covering any criminal case, much less a major case, is a daunting challenge for any member of the press. This is especially true in high-profile cases. Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Reuters’ Dan Levine interviews Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.) and Judge Bernice Donald (ret.).

2023 – 2024 Law and Literature

Friday
January 12
12:00 pm (PT)

Session 4: Gerald M. Stern | The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Location:
 Zoom
Speaker(s): Dr. Julie Empric

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.