Skip to main content

JAMS ADR Insights

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Neutral Spotlights & Profiles

Q&A with Justice Candace Cooper (Ret.) of the 2nd District of California

Q: Did your parents have a strong influence on you; and if so, did they help point you in the direction of law and ultimately to become a judge?

A: My parents did have a strong influence on me, and I am grateful to say that I was raised in an intact family with both my mother and father at home. My father was a police officer and later worked as an administrator in the justice department. My mother was primarily a housekeeper, and later took reservations for the former TWA airline. Neither one of my parents were college grads, yet both were smart. As a result, they encouraged all four siblings to go after their degrees. And I can humbly say that all of us have turned out successful. On one occasion, I was asked if my parents had pressured us to go to college and I answered no – and my mother started laughing. There was pressure that was steady and firm, but not in the sense of a demand, but rather an encouragement.

Full Article Below:

Open in new window

This page is for general information purposes. JAMS makes no representations or warranties regarding its accuracy or completeness. Interested persons should conduct their own research regarding information on this website before deciding to use JAMS, including investigation and research of JAMS neutrals. See More

Scroll to top