Martínez-Olguín Brings Valuable Experience to the Northern District of California

Courts News 02.28,23

Contact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected]

WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Araceli Martínez-Olguín to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:

“Araceli Martínez-Olguín’s career has been dedicated to the protection of civil and human rights, including defending the rights of immigrants and those facing discrimination in the workplace. Her extensive experience advancing equal justice will greatly benefit the Northern District of California. And her confirmation is an important step towards ensuring that our federal courts reflect and represent the diversity of our nation, as Ms. Martínez-Olguín becomes only the second Latina to ever serve on this court. We applaud Senators Padilla and Feinstein for their leadership and the Senate for this important confirmation.”

Read The Leadership Conference’s letter in support of the confirmation of Araceli Martínez-Olguín.

The Leadership Conference recently released “Persevere: Our Ongoing Fight for an Equal Justice Judiciary,” a report detailing progress by the Biden administration and the Senate during the 117th Congress to nominate and confirm diverse and highly qualified federal judges who are committed to civil and human rights. Read it here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit