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Judges and the Press

June 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2023

Implicit Bias Credit Available

This three-part Berkeley Judicial Institute program series will focus on why and how judges should communicate with those in the media.

We’ll consider the ethical restraints on judges, and the longstanding belief that judges should communicate only through opinions.

We’ll ask our audience to consider our conclusion: that communicating with the media (under the right circumstances and in the right way) ultimately bolsters public confidence and understanding of the judiciary and the rule of law.

Join our faculty who are continuing to explore these questions:

Each of the 75-minute virtual sessions will feature the same faculty. Each session is a stand-alone, yet we encourage people to register for all three sessions.

Your questions are key to these programs!


(1) Code of Conduct for the United States Judges
(2) Published Advisory Opinions
(3) Ethical guidelines for Judges Dealing with the Press

Session 1: WHY judges should communicate with the media
June 16, noon Pacific

Session 2: HOW judges should communicate with the media in general—building relationships with the media, speaking on background, helping the media better understand the nuances of what happens in court
June 23, noon Pacific

Session 3: HOW judges should communicate with the media when a case is proceeding
June 30, noon Pacific


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June 30, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
Berkeley Law Event, MCLE




Total MCLE Credits Offered
Course Dates
6/16/23; 6/23/23; 6/30/23


Via Zoom