The Judicial Council of the National Bar Association will continue to present quality educational programs that address the needs of promoting the fair administration of justice, judicial excellence, cutting-edge societal issues, and judicial independence. This year, we will present a series of monthly topical CLE programs designed to inform and inspire. This will reflect the broad diversity and talent of judges of color.

Hon. Bernice Donald

Chair of CLEs

United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Memphis, TN

All Links Will Be Emailed Prior to Event 

Judicial Management of Electronically-Stored Information


December 3, 2020 | 11:00 – 12:30PM EST



The Honorable Kimberly M. Esmond Adams

Judge, Superior Courts of Georgia Atlanta Judicial Circuit


The Honorable Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.) Former United States Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey & Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP, New York City


Kenneth J. Withers

Deputy Executive Director, The Sedona Conference


NBA Wiley A. Branton Symposium

October 15, 2020, Please Register at


Voter Suppression and the Myths of Voter Fraud:

Leading Decisions - October 28, 2020

Justice Paul Wooten, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division

Barbara Arnwine, esq., President, Transformative Justice Coalition

Moderator - Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams, Superior Courts of Georgia, Atlanta Judicial Circuit


Fireside Chat with Chief Justice Carolyn Wright (Retired)

Hosted by Texas Judges

September 15, 2020 - 6 pm Central Standard Time



Hon. Monica Purdy (Dallas) - Associate Judge, Texas District Court

Hon. Dedra Davis (Houston) - Judge, Texas District Court



Hon. Carolyn Wright, retired Chief Justice of the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas

Hon. Alice Bonner, retired Judge District Court Texas (Harris County) 

Hon. Morris Overstreet, retired Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


The Long Shadow of the Nineteenth Amendment

Women Leaders in the Judiciary

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST / 1:00 PM EST



Hon. Cenceria Edwards, Chair

National Bar Association Judicial Council


Hon. J. Michelle Childs, Chair, Judicial Division

American Bar Association


Hon. Yvette Alexander, President

American Judges Association



Hon. Tanya Brinkley, Circuit Judge

11th Judicial Circuit, Miami, FL


This program will address the involvement of African American Women Leaders in the passage of the 19th Amendment and will showcase the vision and programmatic initiatives of three African American women leading national judicial organizations. The program speaks to a unique moment in history where the leadership of African American women is salient!