The Judicial Appointment Process: What You Need to Know

The Judicial Appointment Process:
What You Need to Know

A special program for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

This program is collaboratively presented by the Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, California Lawyers Association, Riverside County Barristers, Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire, Desert Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of the Inland Empire, Richard T. Fields Bar Association, Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, and the Judicial Council of California.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 ~ 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(via Zoom, hosted by California Lawyers Association)

Diversifying the profession and our bench is critical for all Californians. Hear from the Governor’s Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, the new Chair of the Judicial Nomination Evaluation Committee, two sitting judges and a member of the local joint Judicial Selection Advisory Committee about the judicial appointments process and how to plan your path to the bench.

Speakers include:

  • Gonzalo C. Martinez, Deputy Judicial Appointments Secretary, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Stella Ngai, Chair, Judicial Nominees Evaluation (“JNE”) Commission
  • Hon. Marsha Slough, Chair of the joint Riverside and San Bernardino Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
  • Introductions by the Riverside County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. John Monterosso and San Bernardino County Superior Court Presiding Judge Hon. Michael Sachs
  • Moderated by Hon. Raquel Marquez, Riverside County Superior Court

To submit questions in advance:
Please email questions to by May 5.