Specialty Bar Associations: Wendy Weigler

LAW WEEK: What is your perspective, in terms of how the state’s doing in terms of diversity on the bench? Also, how does the CWBA promote judgeships within its organization?

WEIGLER: Obviously, diversity on the bench has always been one of the most important things that the CWBA has worked on. I’ve been on the board for 10 years, and I’ve spent five of those years as the co-chair of the judicial committee.

The judicial committee performs a due diligence process for every vacancy for the district courts, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. I think my involvement in that has really strengthened my own commitment to diversity on the bench.

Like the other diversity bars, we also do an endorsement process. We look at their applications and do our own due diligence memo and look at what they’ve done in support of our mission and decide who to endorse.

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