SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The second annual Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair, held on Sept. 30, 2023, connected employers with diverse legal candidates for future and current job openings. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, the UC Davis School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association Sacramento Chapter made the announcement following the event.

The Diversity Career Fair is the first legal career fair in the Sacramento region with an online platform where employers can post legal jobs and law students and attorneys can submit applications. The Diversity Career Fair grew significantly this year to include 70 participating employers and was expanded to include an interview component. The Diversity Career Fair also provided employers, law students, and attorneys with the opportunity to connect in person, and included a panel discussion featuring federal and state court judges and the Circuit Executive for the U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit. A wide variety of employers, bar associations, law students, attorneys, and judges attended the Diversity Career Fair held at McGeorge School of Law campus.

“The Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair has been groundbreaking, and its successful expansion has strengthened our legal community and commitment to diversity,” said U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. “We are committed to making the Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair an annual program to continue this important work with our law schools, bar associations, and the larger legal community.”

“McGeorge is pleased and honored to be hosting the second annual Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair, and we cannot thank the participating employers enough,” said Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean of McGeorge School of Law. “A majority of our students at McGeorge are members of marginalized racial and ethnic identities, making the Diversity Career Fair not only a vital step towards fostering a better legal profession but also providing our student body with invaluable opportunities to connect with employers who share our commitment to our students and the needs of California’s diverse communities.”

“The Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair provided a wonderful opportunity for our students to connect with employers who prioritize diversity in the legal profession,” UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson said. “We were so pleased to participate and continue to advance the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion that are the foundation of our school. Many thanks to the outstanding employers who participated and to our partner organizations for allowing us to take part in this important event for our region.”

The panel discussion featured Sacramento Superior Court Judge Bunmi Awoniyi, U.S. District Judge Daniel Calabretta (E.D. Cal.), California Court of Appeal Associate Justice Elena Duarte (3DCA), and U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit, Circuit Executive Susan Soong.

The Sacramento Region Diversity Career Fair was co-sponsored by all of the affinity bar associations in Sacramento, including the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS), Cruz Reynoso Bar Association, Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association, Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association (SacFALA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA), SacLegal Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association, Wiley Manuel Bar Association (WMBA), and Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS), the Yolo Unity Bar, and by the Sacramento County Bar Association.

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