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Sonia Sotomayor, the US Supreme Court Approval Process, and Other Insights Working in the Obama Administration (2021)


Sonia Sotomayor, the US Supreme Court Approval Process, and Other Insights Working in the Obama Administration (2021)


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Originally presented on December 9, 2021 as part of the 2nd Annual Women in Law Conference.

Stephanie Valencia is among a small group of advisers who served President Barack Obama in senior roles through his presidential campaign and both terms in office. Join her, as she recalls her experience working in Washington, DC during the Supreme Court nominating process of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Speaker:  Stephanie Valencia is a national leader at the nexus of politics, technology and leadership development. She is the co-founder of EquisLabs, an organization that invests in leaders and ideas that will create a more active, powerful Latinx electorate.

Moderator: Deanza M. Valencia, Esq., is Senior Legislative Representative, Family & Caregiving, for the national AARP Government Affairs Health, Family and Caregiving team. She works on adult guardianship, estate planning, elder abuse prevention and probate-related issues. Valencia previously served more than six years as Associate State Director of Advocacy for the AARP New Mexico office