Pathways to Judicial Diversity

A Judicial Council Initiative to Promote Diversity on the Bench

"As judges, we have a duty to bring along new leaders to represent the diversity of our state on the bench."

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye


“There’s nothing mystical about our journey as judges—we’re not better or worse than anyone else. In talking to students and attorneys about being a judge, I explain that the real learning comes from the journey, not what I look like now.”

Justice Martin J. Jenkins, Judicial Appointments Secretary to Governor Gavin Newsom


Pathways to Judicial Diversity is designed to help judges and courts encourage diverse attorneys and students to pursue judicial careers.
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