April 07, 2021 CWP News

Co-sponsorship of “GOOD Guys: Judicial Edition” Program at Midyear Meeting with NCWBA

At the 2021 ABA Midyear Meeting, the Commission on Women in the Profession co-sponsored the virtual program “GOOD Guys: Judicial Edition—Calling All GOOD Guys: Male Leaders Are Key to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion” with the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA). Findings of the Commission’s new Men in the Mix research were integrated into the February 19, 2021, presentation. NCWBA’s Teresa Beck, co-chair of California Litigation, chair of Arizona Litigation, and of counsel with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, introduced the concepts underpinning “GOOD Guys.” Sheryl Axelrod, founder, The Axelrod Firm, PC, then gave a presentation on braving and deconstructing bias. Finally, CWP Commissioner Judge Peter M. Reyes Jr., Minnesota Court of Appeals, moderated a panel of members of the judiciary, seeking insight into what works and what does not when majority men serve as allies for diverse colleagues. Panelists included Associate Justice Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court; Judge Margaret McKeown, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Capt. John Stephens, chief judge of the Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary; and Chief Judge Timothy Kenny, Wayne County Circuit Court, Detroit, Michigan.