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On November 13, 2018, LCWA submitted a public comment to the Judicial Conference regarding the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings. Co-founders Jaime Santos and Kendall Turner already previewed LCWA's response when they testified before the Judicial Conference on October 30, and the public comment memorializes Santos and Turner's comments in written form.
You can read LCWA's public comments here.
On November 2, 2018, co-founder Claire Madill joined Heidi Bond, Leah Litman, and moderator Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at a panel at the University of Michigan Law School. The purpose of the panel was to discuss the issue of sexual misconduct in the federal judiciary, what progress has been made, and what may happen moving forward.
Professor Beth Wilensky (@bethwilensky) live-tweeted the panel, if you would like more information.
On October 30, 2018, Jaime Santos and Kendall Turner testified at a public hearing of the Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules. Turner and Kendall, along with several other members of the legal community, including professors, legal ethics experts, and law students, provided feedback on the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules.
You can watch the hearing here at C-SPAN.org (LCWA’s testimony begins around the 48 minute mark).
Press coverage of the hearing, including quotes from Santos and Turner:
Also check out @ClerksForChange on Twitter for our live tweets of the hearing.
On October 30, Co-Founders Jaime Santos and Kendall Turner will testify at a public hearing of the Judicial Conference’s committees on Codes of Conduct and Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges and the Judicial Conduct and Disability Rules. LCWA will submit written testimony in conjunction with the oral testimony of Santos and Turner. We plan on submitting a formal response to the proposed changes in November.
The hearing will start at 9:00 a.m. You can watch the testimony live here.
If you are in the D.C. area, consider joining the Pipeline Parity Project's Show Up to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Judiciary. They are "calling on law students, law clerks, and advocates to join us at the hearing and show support for survivor-centric reforms."