We are now accepting content suggestions for Beyond the Bench 24: Uniting for a Better Future. Please use this Survey Monkey form to submit either general content suggestions or formal proposals. April 14, 2017 is the deadline for receipt of formal workshop proposals as well as suggestions for content or speakers.

Please note, to submit a formal workshop proposal you need to include a description of the course, learning objectives, and information for up to three faculty including a copy of a CV or resume. Please compile what you need before starting the Survey Monkey.

Beyond the Bench 24: Uniting for a Better Future will take place in San Diego on December 19–20, 2017, with pre-conference events December 18, 2017. This multidisciplinary statewide conference is devoted to meaningful physical, remote, and equal access to the justice system for those involvedvoluntarily or involuntarilywith the court system. The conference will bring together over 1,200 participantsincluding judges, local, state, and tribal court leaders, attorneys, probation officers, social workers, family court professionals, court users, researchers, policy makers, volunteers, and other court-related professionals from across California. Sessions will address core legal issues and related social issues pertaining to juvenile law, family law, criminal law, probate guardianship and conservatorship, domestic violence, collaborative courts, tribal court-state court jurisdiction, veterans and military families, incarceration and reentry, mental health, education, immigration, human trafficking, trauma-informed practice, community engagement, and racial justice. Emphasizing hope, humanity, and healthy families, the conference will focus on uniting court professionals and justice partners to build a better future for all Californians.

Sponsored by the Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children & the Courts, the conference is primarily funded by registration fees, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, foundations, and other agencies.

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If you have any questions about the program please email beyondthebench@jud.ca.gov or by phone 415-865-7599.