Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile and Presiding Judge-Elect Eric C. Taylor announced the creation of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Judicial Mentorship Program.
In collaboration with the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom and Judicial Appointments Secretary Justice Martin Jenkins (Ret.), Judges Brazile and Taylor have appointed a standing committee comprised of a diverse group of judges to identify, encourage, and provide mentors for all individuals considering a judicial career.
A goal of the program is to convey to the legal community the uniform message of Governor Newsom’s commitment to appointing a highly capable bench reflective of the rich diversity of the state.
This will be the first program of its kind in the County of Los Angeles.
“We are excited to collaborate with Justice Martin Jenkins, who has guided the Newsom Administration’s efforts to build a judiciary that reflects the people they serve,” Judge Brazile said.
“The program is designed to identify, encourage, and provide mentors for all individuals considering a judicial career, and we look forward to working with our justice partners and Bar members as we develop the program next year and in years to come,” Judge Taylor said.
The program will work with all sectors of the legal community, including bar associations, public interest organizations, government attorneys, private law firms, and solo practitioners to develop wide-ranging outreach and provide effective mentorship to all individuals who participate.
Information for this article was provided by the Los Angeles Superior Court.