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2022-2023 BLAJ Session 3: Mindfulness and Judging

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

January 12, 12:00 pm Pacific, with BJI's Executive Director, Judge Jeremy Fogel (ret.), on Mindfulness and Judging. Judge Fogel will talk about the application of mindfulness practices to the work that judges and other legal professionals do, including managing job-related stress, identifying and mitigating unconscious tendencies and assumptions in decision-making, and maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 7/12/24
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2022-2023 BLAJ Session 4: Worse Than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as he talks about his book Worse Than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism.

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 8/12/24
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2022-2023 BLAJ Session 5: Current Developments in Voting Rights and Election Law

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Session 5: March 9, one Pacific, with Professor Emily Rong Zhang on Current Developments in Voting Rights and Election Law - Reading Material: (1) Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (The Syllabus is sufficient background for the program. For those seeking to delve into the Court’s reasoning, pages 13-19 of the majority opinion (Section III (A), (B), & (C)(1)) announce the new legal standard for Section 2 time, places, and manner voting claims, and pages 12-29 of the dissent (Section II (A) & (B)) articulate the dissent’s main points of disagreement with the majority.)   (2) When are majority-Black voting districts required? - SCOTUSblog

  • On-Demand
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  • 60
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  • 10/4/24
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2022-2023 BLAJ Session 6: Current Developments on Forensic Evidence

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Session 6: Join us as Professor Andrew Bradt talks with Professor Andrea Roth about Current Developments in Forensic Evidence.

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 10/14/24
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BLAJ Session 7: Judging Energy Law

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Professor Sharon Jacobs talks about Energy and Environmental Law.

  • On-Demand
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  • 59
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  • 1/25/25
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Collaborative Courts—the experience in Northern District of California

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute’s Director of Research Katherine Hood as she interviews Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler and A Curiae’s Wyatt Lim-Tepper as they talk about the experience of building and maintaining collaborative courts in the Northern District of California.

  • On-Demand
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  • 71
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  • 2/21/25
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From Junkie to Judge

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Trigger warnning: This conversation includes themes such as physical abuse and substance abuse. Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Heather Rosmarin, Founder of the InterAmerican Clean Energy Institute interviews Mary Beth O’Connor on her book, From Junkie to Judge: One Woman's Triumph over Trauma and Addiction.

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 8/8/24
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Judicial Emotions: Risks and Resources

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Judge Kevin Burke interviews judicial emotion expert Professor Kathy Mack about the place of emotion in everyday judicial work.

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 2/13/25
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Judicial Mentoring

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute, Judge Charles Clevert (ret.) and Chief Judge Pamela Pepper as we discuss all things judicial mentoring. The panel will talk about: - Judicial mentoring basics, formal and informal - Serving as judicial mentors - How has being mentored helped them - How has serving as a mentor helped them CLE credit available

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 7/17/24
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Seating Juries

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Program recorded on September 1, 2023 Please join Judge Beth Freeman and Judge Trina Thompson as they consider and discuss ways to seat a jury.     They will talk about: Advantages and disadvantages of different practices Their experience of what works best for potential jurors, for the parties, the lawyers and the judges Northern District of California’s experience Learn more about the Northern District of California jury practice.

  • On-Demand
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  • 67
    Min.
  • 3/20/25
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Simple Technologies for Courts to Consider

  • Author/Instructor:  BJI

Join Berkeley Judicial Institute to learn more about Judge Scott Schlegel’s experiences with his use of innovative technologies during the pandemic. Judge Frank Volk will talk to Judge Schlegel about court technologies.   More on Judge Schlegel:s About his app schLegalTechAbout his Substack account* Don’t use Freemium* The big red book* Online calendars may increase public safety and drive down civil litigation costs* Modernizing the justice system   More on Judge Volk: Why I’m not worried about my students using ChatGPT (paywall) Law 360 article, Attys Ditch ChatGPT, Develop Custom Generative AI Tools (paywall)      

  • On-Demand
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  • 75
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  • 9/7/24
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