Paying it Forward


I firmly believe that judges should be part of the community they serve. Below is a partial list of my community involvement since becoming a judge in 2015.

Panelist - Pathways to the Bench, hosted by East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (2019)

Speaker - Youth Leadership Conference, Latino Community Foundation - Latino Giving Circle (2019)

Speaker - Centro Legal de La Raza, Law Academy Swearing In (2019)

Speaker -  Color of Justice, high school engagement program (2016-2019)

Guest Speaker - SFSU Family Law Paralegal Studies (2016-2019)

Host - SF State Legal Extern Program (2016-2019)

Host - SFPD Explorer Program Day In Court (2018)

Keynote Speaker - Day at Law School @ UC Hastings - Students K-12 (2018)

Guest Speaker - Kids' Turn Workshop, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center (2018) 

Organizer - Meet the Judges community panel (Excelsior District, 2018)

Host - Diversity Law Pipeline Day in Court, Centro Legal de La Raza (2018)

Host - SFPD Explorer Program Day In Court (2018)

Organizer - SF Superior Court Judges Information Booth, Excelsior Sunday Streets (2018)

Speaker - Run Like a Lawyer, jointly hosted by UC Hastings ACS and Federalist Society (2018)

Host - USF Open Doors Legal Shadowing Program (2017-2018)

Host - Day In Court Student Program (2016-2018)

Keynote Speaker - SF PUC, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (2017)

Panelist - SF Superior Court Judges Forum at 3rd Baptist Church (2017)

Keynote Speaker - USF La Raza Law Students Graduation (2017)

Guest Speaker- USF Civil Discovery Class (Fall 2016) (Fall 2017)

Guest - Edi Monterroso’s Spanish Talk Radio Show (AM 1010) Topic: Services offered by the San Francisco’s United Family Court (2017)

Panelist - Family Law Judicial Forum, GGU Law School (2017)

Panelist - View From The Bench, Family Law (2016-2017)

Speaker - Career Day at Thomas Edison Charter School (2014) (2016) 

Judge - BASF Justice & Diversity Center Mock Trial Competition (2016-2017)

Panelist- NBI, What Family Court Judges Want You To Know (2016-2017)

Speaker - UC Hastings La Raza Students Meeting (2016)

Keynote Speaker, BASF Solo and Small Firm Summit (2016)

Judge - USF Law Moot Court Competition (2016)

Speaker - California Minority Counsel Program’s 27th Annual Business Conference, “Dealing With Agressions & Implicit Bias as a Minority Attorney” (2016)

Panelist- "The Pros and Cons of Trading Your Personal Identity for A Successful Career, BASF & Duane Morris Citywide Diversity Program (2015)

Keynote Speaker at UOP, McGeorge School of Law Commencement (2015)

Judicial Member - Lawyers Club of San Francisco 

Life Member - San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association 

Leadership Mentor - Future Leaders of America, East Bay Area