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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

The Professional Development Series is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.  If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at

Diverse Paths to the Bench: Becoming a Judge


Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a judge? Would you happen to know all the paths to become a judge?  Enjoy these 10 to 15 minute segments from judges around the country as they tell your their differing paths to the bench. Recorded at the ABA Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference in October 2011.

Honorable Scott Morris, Social Security Administration, Tacoma, WA



Honorable Richard Goodwin, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC


Honorable William Missouri, Retired Judge, Prince George's County, MD


Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis, Office of Administrative Hearings, Seattle, WA


Honorable George Jordan, U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle, WA


Honorable Patrick Oishi, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA


Special thanks to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for their permission to use this program.


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