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The Judicial Education Institute

About the Judicial Education Institute
The Judicial Education Institute is a joint venture between the International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges, the LGBTQ Bar Association and the Williams Institute of UCLA Law. The Institute provides a private forum for judges and judicial officers to discuss legal issues that impact LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ judges. The Institute also provides the opportunity to network with LGBTQ+ judges from across the United States and the world who can then serve as an educational resource to other LGBTQ+ judges and allies in considering LGBTQ+ issues in the judicial system.

Institute sessions are closed and limited to judges and judicial officers in order to promote a meaningful dialogue among judges on legal issues related to the LGBTQ+ community including judicial ethics and judicial decision-making as well as substantive legal issues such as family law and civil matters. Participants may apply for up to 3 hours of judicial education credit from their jurisdiction through the National Judicial College.

There is no cost to attend the Judicial Education Institute to any current members of the LGBTQ+ Judges’ Association.

2022 Judicial Education Institute
Friday, July 29, 2022 – 9:00am to 12:30pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel

Program – Entitled, “An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice,” there are four modules to the 2022 program including: (1) Trauma, Triggers, the Brain Re-living Trauma & Trauma-Informed Judicial Practice, (2) Empathy, Safety and Empowerment: Strategies for Becoming a Trauma-Informed Judge, (3) Cultural Humility as a Pathway to Accountability, Achieving Equity & Courageous Connection, and (4) Vicarious Trauma in the Court Room: Practicing Collective Care Strategies and Recognizing Vicarious Resilience. 

Facilitator – The 2022 program will be led by Myrna McCallum, Esquire.  Myrna is a Métis-Cree mother and grandmother from Treaty Six territory (Green Lake & Waterhen Lake First Nation) in Canada. She is bisexual/two-spirit and an international expert in trauma-informed justice. Ms. McCallum is a sought-after speaker and instructor as well the host of “The Trauma-Informed Lawyer” Podcast. 

For additional information about the Judicial Education Institute, please contact the LGBTQ+ Judges’ Association’s education chair Judge Kristin Rosi at Kristin.rosi@insurance.ca.gov.

About the Williams Institute:
The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. Experts at the Williams Institute conduct legal research, judicial education trainings and public policy analysis. For additional information about the Williams Institute’s judicial education program, please visit: https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/judicial-training-program/