The LA County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section will be presenting the following:

October 19 (Noon-1:00 pm) – Reducing Bias in the Legal Profession Through Diversity Mentoring in Appellate Practice. Learn about the need for greater diversity in the appellate bar and efforts to overcome bias and to diversify the appellate profession through appellate mentorship programs from Professor Christine Chambers Goodman, LACBA’s Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach; Juvaria Khan, the founder and Executive Director of the Appellate Project, a nonprofit focused on empowering law students of color to pursue appellate work; Deputy Federal Public Defender and program mentor Gia Kim; and judicial law clerk and former program mentee Christopher Galeano. The program offers one hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit. Register here.

November 17 (Noon-1:30 pm) – Brandeis Briefing. Section Secretary Julia C. Shear Kushner will moderate a discussion on using social science and other non-legal sources in appellate advocacy with Justice Therese M. Stewart (First District, Division Two); Professor Elie Margolis, Temple University School of Law; Greg Wolff, California Appellate Law Group (former Chambers Attorney, California Supreme Court); and Leslie Ellen Shear, Law Office of Leslie Ellen Shear, CALS CFLS.