NCJW supports Nicole Berner. Here’s why: Nicole Berner is an accomplished labor lawyer who has dedicated her legal career, spanning two decades, to representing working people and their communities to obtain economic and racial justice, access to health care, and gender and LGBTQ equality. Ms. Berner currently serves as General Counsel of the Service Employees … Continued
Judges who serve in lifetime seats on the federal courts make decisions that impact women, children, and families. From the schools we can attend to whom we can marry, federal judges impact every aspect of our lives.
Our courts, by the numbers
with white men making up 60% of the federal bench.
yet only 33% of the federal bench
yet make up only 26% of the federal bench.
Because #CourtsMatter, NCJW believes all federal judges must be:
Why Do Courts Matter?
This video was created by Civic Nebraska and Courts Matter Nebraska.
Meet a Federal Judicial Nominee
NCJW supports Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez. Here’s why: Judge Irma Ramirez grew up in rural Texas as the daughter of immigrant parents, who both instilled in her a strong appreciation for education and hard work. She has carried these values with her throughout her long career, whether working in a law firm, for the US … Continued
NCJW supports Judge Ana de Alba. Here’s why: Judge Ana de Alba’s upbringing as the daughter of Mexican immigrants has shaped her life. Joining her parents in the fields and in homes, tilling the land and cleaning up after others, instilled in her a passion for justice through a legal career. Following law school, Judge … Continued
NCJW supports DeAndrea Benjamin. Here’s why: Judge DeAndrea Benjamin has a range of experience in the public and private sectors spanning a 25 year career that would serve her well on the Fourth Circuit. From the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, to private practice, to her current position … Continued
NCJW supports Justice Maria Araújo Kahn. Here’s why: Justice Maria Araújo Kahn was born in Benguela, Angola, and immigrated to the United States at the age of ten with her family to escape civil war. She is a former federal prosecutor and public defender who currently serves as an Associate Justice on the Connecticut Supreme … Continued