Here come the judges. Women judges to be exact.
The Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Women Judges has announced its 32nd annual conference will be held in San Francisco from Oct. 13 to 17 at the Ritz Carlton hotel. Association President Dana Fabe, a justice on the Alaska Supreme Court, will preside with Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Barbara Zuniga serving as the conference chair.
Panel discussions will include a look at the First Amendment rights of judicial candidates, featuring Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan, California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin and Michelle Friedland, a partner at Munger, Tolles Olson’s San Francisco office. A session on Roe v. Wade will feature San Francisco Superior Court Judge Marla Miller and Yale Law School faculty Linda Greenhouse and Reva Siegel.
Zuniga said the conference gives the group a chance to promote its goals. “NAWJ is a pioneer in promoting gender equality,” she said, “and ensuring equal access to justice for women, minorities and historically disfavored groups.”
The conference also provides networking opportunities with “judges — men and women — from all over the United States and the world.” Prominent members of the group, Zuniga noted, include Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and California Chief Justice Ronald George.