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Bridging the Gavel Gap: Exploring the Journey to the Bench
October 15, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion with Judges from minority and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. They will address the value of diversity in the judiciary, their experiences as judges from traditionally underrepresented communities, and efforts underway in Washington to increase diversity on the bench.

Panel: Hon. Aimee Maurer (Spokane Co. District Court); Hon. Ken Kato (Court of Appeals, Division Three, Retired); Hon. Charnelle Bjelkengren (Spokane Co. Superior Court); and Hon. Shelley Szambelan (Spokane Co. Superior Court).

Panel Facilitator: Hon. John H. Chun (Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One)

Sponsored by the Judicial Institute, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Seattle University School of Law, the District and Municipal Court Judges Association, the National Association of Women Judges, the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission, and the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission.

Oct 15, 2020 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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