Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Todd Brower, Judicial Education Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law Todd Brower, LL.M., J.D., is the Judicial Education Director for the Williams Institute. He has worked with the courts of several nations in Europe, Africa, and North and South America, with many U.S. states and federal agencies, and with international and national judicial organizations creating and teaching judicial education programs. Professor Brower is the President of the National Association of State Judicial Educators ( NASJE) and served on the California Judicial Council Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. He is the author of various law review articles, research studies, and publications on the treatment of LGBTQ persons in the courts and other legal institutions. Professor Brower is a professor of Constitutional Law at Western State College of Law in California. He has an LL.M. from Yale Law School, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an A.B. from Princeton University, and was a Fulbright scholar in France. Stephanie Skora Stephanie Skora is a writer, educator, speaker, organizer, and non-profiteer based in Chicago, Illinois. She lives as a femme lesbian, trans woman, and working-class anti-Zionist Ashkenazi Jew, and mobilizes her identities to work in solidarity with Palestinians, to queer Jewish spaces, and to fight for justice and liberation for all trans people. Stephanie is currently the COO of Brave Space Alliance, serves as Board President for the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, and is the author of the “Girl, I Guess” Progressive Voter Guide. When not working or organizing, Stephanie can be found enjoying the pleasures of life for a Virgo: food, love, and being right. Honorable Stephanie Miller, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller was appointed to the bench by Illinois Supreme Court in January of 2017 and currently serves as an Associate Judge. As a Judge, she started her career in the First Municipal District in traffic court handling misdemeanor civil and criminal traffic matters that included presiding over bench and jury trials. While in that division, she also was a sitting judge in criminal misdemeanor matters and in felony preliminary hearings in the branch courts. Chief Judge Timothy Evans then tapped her to be one of the six Judges handling the new Pretrial Services division which implements the bond court reform initiative. She served as a Judge in that position from its inception in September of 2017 until transferring to her current assignment. Judge Miller presently hears the minor guardianship call in the Probate Division where she has presided since May of 2019. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court.Prior to becoming a Judge, she was a prosecutor with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In that role, she supervised several attorneys in felony trial courtrooms in different courthouses throughout the county and has tried over 500 felony bench trials and 70+ felony juries. She handled several court rooms in child protection, delinquency, and worked at the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. As a special prosecutor in the sex crimes division, she handled cases involving adolescent and child victims of sexual assault and abuse. While she was a prosecutor, she co-founded the National LGBT Prosecutor’s Bar Association and served as the treasurer for the National Hispanic Prosecutor’s Association.Judge Miller started her career as an attorney and guardian ad litem with the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office. She represented children who were abused, neglected or dependent in Child Protection Court, in DCFS administrative hearings and advocated for her clients in school proceedings. Additionally, she worked as a GAL for disabled adults in civil probate proceedings as the guardian of their person and/or their estate.Judge Miller is a graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She served on the board of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and was the chairman of the LGBT committee for the Hispanic Lawyers’ Association of Illinois. Currently, she is on the board of the Alliance of Illinois Judges.