Each year, members of the judiciary come together to discuss their career trajectory and provide advice to young professionals interested in ascending the bench. Representing a diverse array of judges, panelists will discuss both the appointed and elected processes for judges in different jurisdictions as well as ethical guidelines or standards associated with panelists’ paths to becoming judges or retaining their positions. Additionally, challenges of being an openly LGBT judge, arising especially out of judicial ethics codes, will be a focus as well. Members of the International Association of LGBT Judges will be available during and after the session to talk further with attendees.
Speakers: Judge Javier Vargas (Family Court of the State of New York, Kings County); Judge John Arrowood (North Carolina Court of Appeals); Justice Shannon Frison (Massachusetts Superior Courts); Judge Robert Lee (Civil Division of the Broward County Court of Florida); Judge Tara Flanagan (Superior Court of the State of California )