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July 18, 2022

ABA program to explore the changing face of the federal judiciary July 28

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2022 – Four experts and a prominent legal journalist will join ABA President Reginald Turner on July 28 to discuss how new federal judges are changing the federal judiciary.

The one-hour online webinar – “The Changing Face of the Federal Judiciary: Is it Permanent or Temporary?” – coincides with the release of the 2022 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession, an annual compilation of statistics and trends among lawyers, judges and law students.

New to the report this year is a lengthy statistical look at the changing federal judiciary. Many more women and lawyers of color have been appointed to the federal bench by President Joe Biden, but some courts remain nearly all-white and nearly all-male.

The panel will include:

  • Benes Aldana – President of the National Judicial College and former chief trial judge of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Tomiko Brown-Nagin – Dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and author of “Civil Rights Queen,” a biography of Judge Constance Baker Motley
  • Rob Saunooke – Co-chair of ABA Judicial Clerkship Program and former president of the National Native American Bar Association
  • Russell Wheeler – Visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and an authority on presidential judicial appointments

Moderating the program will be Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Boston Globe columnist and NBC contributor.

The program will be from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 28, on Zoom. Registration is required to attend.

To register, click here. For more information on the program and the Profile of the Legal Profession, contact Marc Davis at [email protected] or 202-662-1773.

The ABA is largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.