Advocacy in Action - Building the Bench - Alliance for Justice

Advocacy in Action – Building the Bench


Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort, Tim Mooney


In this episode, we continue our ongoing series on advocacy in action turning to efforts to increase diversity in the federal courts and beyond. With the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings beginning this week on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the next Justice of the Supreme Court, we spoke with two experienced and accomplished attorneys who speak to the importance of the nomination and what that means for Black women, the judiciary, and efforts like Alliance for Justice’s Building the Bench program. 

Our Lawyers for This Episode:

Kimberly Humphrey Natalie Ossenfort Tim Mooney


  • Introducing Kimberly Humphrey 
  • Why this topic is so important and timely and a brief intro to our Building the Bench efforts
  • Introducing our guests
  • Thoughts on lack of representation in the legal profession
    • The landscape
    • The courts specifically
  • Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination
  • AFJ/Building the Bench
  • Other efforts
  • Concluding thoughts
  • Links to full interviews