2024

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Judges Talking 2024

Monday
June 17, 2024
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.

The Judge As Chambers Manager: In the Moment Responses to Likely Scenarios

Friday
June 14, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Jonathan Segal & Chief Judge Pamela Pepper
EXCLUSIVELY FOR JUDGES

Judges often describe their chambers as a family. The family feel may be strong and so are EDR protections that apply to employees.  Issues of a legal and/or sensitive nature inevitably will arise in chambers. What the judge says, or does not say, in the moment, may affect the chambers’ culture and relationships beyond the discrete issue.

Aspirational Judging

Friday
May 31, 2024
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
Speaker(s): Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.), BJI; Justice Adele Kent (ret.), Ann Ravel, Berkeley Law; Chief Justice Monica Soto

Please join Berkeley Judicial Institute as we consider the significance and impact of judges having explicit recognition of aspirational values. Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.) will moderate the conversation; he’ll be joined by Justice Adele Kent (ret.) Ann Ravel, and Chief Justice Monica Soto. Chief Justice Soto will be supported by her colleague Alberto Guevara Castro. How is the work of judging influenced by those aspirational ideas?

2023 – 2024 Law and Literature

Friday
May 17
12:00 pm (PT)

Session 6: Robert Bolt | A Man for All Seasons
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.

Introducing the Climate Judiciary Project

Friday
May 3
12:00 pm (PT)

Location: Zoom
With Denise Neary &  Rebecca A. Duncan 

Are you noticing more cases involving issues of climate science on the court docket?

To explore this growing caseload and the issues of science and law those cases raise, Berkeley Judicial Institute will talk to Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rebecca A. Duncan , National Judicial College’s Joy Lyngar, and to professionals from the Environmental Law Institute’s Climate Judiciary Project (CJP). CJP’s Helene Krasnoff will moderate the discussion, which will also feature her colleagues John Doherty and Jarryd Page.

Judges Talking 2024

Friday
April 26
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.

Reshaping American Life: Today’s Supreme Court in Historical Context, and its Potential Impact on our Future

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
12:15 p.m. (PT) / 3:15 p.m. (ET)
75 minutes

Location: 175 Booth Auditorium and Zoom
Speaker(s): California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan, Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and Case Western Reserve Law Professor Jonathan Adler.

Few would dispute that the current Supreme Court is shaking up the legal landscape in ways that strike at settled expectations from a generation ago.  But is the Court really acting differently from its predecessors? And what does this tell us about what we can expect from this Court going forward?

Find out, as California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan moderates a discussion/debate between two of the country’s leading scholars of the Supreme Court:  Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Case Western Reserve Law Professor Jonathan Adler.

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.   

Tell us what you want to talk about here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeosT9YwuUJJVoOkUJfbwWMK-mqwd0IIGsIpQe_Z8nwA6U5VQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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.