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Paths to the Bench

Susan Blanco, Michael Hyman, and Aubrey Coleman

Considering a career on the bench? Explore the judicial appointment process and judicial elections, hear the personal journey of Jurists, and get tips for navigating your own path to the bench.


  • Chief Judge Susan Blanco, Colorado Eighth Judicial District, Fort Collins, CO
  • Judge Michael Hyman, Illinois 1st District Appellate Court, Chicago, IL


  • Aubrey Coleman, Program Manager, Microsoft (2022-2023 ABA YLD Civic Engagement Team Vice Director)