Judicial Mentoring Program

This program was established by the Contra Costa Bench/Bar Diversity Committee to provide attorneys hailing from diverse backgrounds and contemplating a career on the bench with a structured method of obtaining guidance from experienced judges.

Program overview

The Judicial Mentoring Program’s goals are…

  • To promote diversity on the bench to reflect our community
  • To facilitate attorneys with diverse backgrounds in pursuing a judicial appointment
  • To increase the diversity of the judicial applicant pool


Mentors must…

  • Be active or retired judges who have agreed to mentor one or more attorneys for a period of 12 months.

Mentees must…

  • Be a current CCCBA member
  • Have at least 5 years experience as a licensed attorney
  • Be considering applying for a judgeship in the future

It’s also helpful if our mentees have…

  • A demonstrated commitment to our community evidenced by civic activities
  • A commitment to public service

For more information on the Judicial Mentoring Program, download our handbook.