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This webinar is for anyone who is interested in learning more about, or getting involved in, the judicial nominations process. If you’ve been frustrated with judges you’re appearing for, this is your chance to build a better bench! As a note, this will be a repeat of content presented at Spring Training 2024. This webinar is free to the members and non-members. Non-members will need to be verified to attend the webinar.

What You Will Learn

    • How the federal judicial nominations process work
    • What tools and tactics you can use for judicial advocacy
    • How you can start to build your path to the bench.


Ryanne Olsen is the Judicial Campaign Director at the National Association of Consumer Advocates. In that role, she works to fill judicial vacancies with lawyers with a background in economic justice and experience representing individuals against powerful corporate interests.

Prior to NACA, she served as the Training and Curriculum Director at Emerge. In that role, she spearheaded the creation and implementation of “Gavel In,” a Judicial Candidate Training Program designed to address the unique needs and challenges faced by judicial candidates, particularly from underrepresented groups. She has personally trained nearly 5,000 people to win electoral campaigns, on topics including campaign strategy, field, messaging, fundraising, and preparing oneself to run. She also served as the Executive Director of Emerge Massachusetts, where she trained more leaders in three years than had been trained in the previous eight. She left the organization with a record-high financial surplus.

Prior to her time at Emerge Massachusetts, Ryanne worked the Public Policy Field Organizer for Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education. Ryanne also has a deep history in political campaigns, serving on races from City Alderman to U.S. Senate. Ryanne graduated from Northeastern University, summa cum laude with a dual degree in Political Science and Communications.