Judy Johnson '76 Honored at CABL Conference
Judy Johnson '76, Executive Director of the State Bar of California, was honored with the Benjamin Travis Lifetime Achievement Award at the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) Conference in Emeryville April 22-25.
The conference also featured the Honorable Gordon S. Baranco'72, an Alameda Superior Court judge, serving as a master of ceremonies and Demetrius Shelton '93, President-Elect of the National Bar Association and Deputy City Attorney with the Oakland Office of the City Attorney, serving as a panelist for a seminar on legal analysis of police action and its impact on communities.
Johnson joined the State Bar staff in 1994 and was chosen as chief executive officer in 2000. Prior to that she worked as prosecutor in the consumer and environmental protection unit of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, as an instructor at the New College of California School of Law, and a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Alameda. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, and as a King Hall student founded the Black Law Students Association.