Our steering committee is made up of current and former judges.

The Judicial Institute will focus on facilitating a deeper understanding of the myriad harms of imprisonment and the life-long effects on those who are incarcerated, as well as their families.

Committee Member List

Hon. Abby Abinanti

Chief Judge, Yurok Tribe

Hon. Ann Aiken

U.S. District Judge, District of Oregon

Hon. Songhai Armstead

Former: LA County Superior Court Judge; Director of Alternatives to Incarceration for LA County

Hon. Carl Ashley

Circuit Judge, Milwaukee County

Hon. Alex Calabrese

Former: Presiding Judge, Red Hook Community Justice Center

Hon. Bernice Donald

Former: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Sixth Circuit; Former: District Judge, Western District of Tennessee

Hon. Jeremy Fogel

Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute; Former: U.S. District Judge, District of Northern California

Hon. Monet Gaines

District Judge, Montgomery County (Alabama)

Hon. Carrie Garrow

Chief Appellate Judge, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court

Hon. Nancy Gertner

Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School; Former: U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts

Hon. John Gleeson

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; Former: U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York

Hon. Arthur Hunter

Former: Criminal Circuit Judge, Orleans Parish (Louisiana)

Hon. Beverly Martin

Executive Director, NYU Law School Center on Civil Justice; Former: U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Hon. Bridget Mary McCormack

Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court; Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Hon. Tina Nadeau

Chief Justice, New Hampshire Superior Court

Hon. Julien Neals

U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey

Hon. Nushin Sayfie

Chief Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade (Florida)

Hon. Leo Sorokin

U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts

Hon. Ursula Ungaro

Former: U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Florida

Hon. Roger Warren

President Emeritus, National Center for State Courts ; Former: Judge, Superior Court of Sacramento (California)