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Co-Founder Jaime Santos quoted, on behalf of LCWA, in The Washington Post's article on the federal judiciary's recently released new harassment policies.

Mar 12, 2019

Santos stated that she was encouraged by the judiciary's decision to require judges to report misconduct but reiterated LCWA's recommendation that independent investigators, rather than judges or other members of the entrenched judiciary, oversee investigations into allegations of harassment.

You can read more about the changes and LCWA's response at:

LCWA submits a public comment on the Judicial Conference's proposed changes to the Judicial Code of Conduct and JC&D Rules

Nov 13, 2018

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.

Claire Madill participates in "#MeToo and Judicial Accountability" Panel at Michigan Law

Nov 06, 2018

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.

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Professor Beth Wilensky (@bethwilensky) live-tweeted the panel, if you would like more information.

Co-Founders Jaime Santos and Kendall Turner testify before the Judicial Conference

Oct 31, 2018

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.

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You can watch the hearing here at C-SPAN.org (LCWA’s testimony begins around the 48 minute mark).

You can read LCWA’s written statement that accompanied Santos and Turner’s testimony here.

Press coverage of the hearing, including quotes from Santos and Turner:

Also check out @ClerksForChange on Twitter for our live tweets of the hearing.