May 25, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Pacific Time

ACS California Chapters: Untraditional Pathways to the Bench: A Conversation with Three California Jurists

On Tuesday, May 25 at 1:30PM Pacific (4:30PM Eastern), please join the ACS Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Bay Area, Colorado, DC, and Orange County Lawyer Chapters for a conversation with California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maria Lucy Armendariz, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Judge Vince Chhabria about their careers and their journeys to the bench from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. 

This event is part of ACS's broader Path to the Bench Initiative, which is aimed at developing a highly qualified pool of legal professionals dedicated to long-term, positive change and a fair judiciary, with a special emphasis on creating opportunities to join the bench from individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and practice areas.

Introductions by:

Samuel Siegel, Deputy Solicitor General, California Department of Justice; President, ACS Sacramento Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors


Hon. Maria Lucy Armendariz, Superior Court Judge for Los Angeles, California

Hon. Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California

Hon. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Justice of the Supreme Court of California

Moderated by:

Tanya Pellegrini, Civil and Voting Rights Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Member, ACS Sacramento Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors