The National LGBT Bar Association’s
Nuts & Bolts Academy for Judicial Candidates
August 9, 2019
2:00pm to 5:30pm
The LGBT Bar’s “Nuts & Bolts Academy for Judicial Candidates” seeks to provide interested legal professionals with the tools they need to end up on the other side of the bench. This intensive workshop welcomes legal professionals from all backgrounds and parts of the country, as the LGBT Bar believes diverse perspectives bring diverse experiences to the bench – and diverse experiences lead to better judgments.
The LGBT Bar’s Judicial Nuts & Bolts Academy offers serious candidates planning to seek a judicial position in the next three years – either through appointment or election – with a foundation in those processes, as well as small-group mentoring from current LGBTQ+ judges with experiences in both partisan and non-partisan elections as well as nomination and appointment procedures.
Attendees will have significant small-group time with current judges for conversation about the pathway to the specific jurisdictions identified as being of interest, as well as networking time with other prospective candidates.
Applications will open on February 1 and close on June 15. We welcome all serious applicants, and particularly encourage attorneys of color, transgender attorneys, attorneys with disabilities, and women attorneys to apply.