Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero, the Supreme Court’s first Latina member and the first Latina or Latino leader of California’s judicial branch, will be the keynote speaker at Pepperdine Law School’s Belongings Awards on March 2. (Here and here.) The awards “celebrate the diversity of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Caruso Law. The event will honor student organizations that thoughtfully promote diversity, belonging, and important views at the school; alumni who promote diversity and belonging in their profession; and faculty, staff, and the individual students who exemplify diversity, inclusion, and belonging at the school of law.”

The Chief Justice has made judicial diversity one of her primary goals and has embraced being a role model in her pioneering position.


Chief Justice Guerrero praises judicial diversity in her first State of the Judiciary address

Chief Justice receives Latino Spirit Award

Justice Guerrero on Good Morning America

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