Roadways to the Bench – April 3, 2023

January 16, 2023

The members and supporters of Capital City Lawyers Association are invited to the Roadways to the Bench event on April 3, 2023 at Campbell Law School in Raleigh.

This second nationwide Roadways to the Bench diversity program will be hosted by the federal judiciary, with a particular focus on expanding the pipeline of potential bankruptcy and magistrate judges. 

The first Roadways to the Bench event in 2019 was held simultaneously in 19 cities and 16 states across the country and focused primarily, but not exclusively, on the bankruptcy bench. By all accounts, it was a resounding success: ten lawyers who attended that event are now judges!  

In 2023, the Roadways to the Bench event will be expanded to 38 cities in 27 states and territories. The program will begin with a live-streamed panel discussion from Washington, D.C., which will address the multitude of different pathways to the federal bench and the importance of diversity on the bench. Next, there will be one to one-and-a-half-hour roundtable discussions in each city, with federal judges, attorneys, and law students discussing pathways to the federal bench and other topics related to being a judge.

We hope that you and the members of your organization will join us. We expect to have two federal judges at each of ten (10) tables. Invitations will be extended to all local affinity bar associations and North Carolina law schools. We expect more than 80 non-judge participants and anticipate that there will be tremendous interest in the program. The North Carolina event will conclude with a reception for all attendees.

Registration coming soon.