Gavel In

Gavel In

Emerge is excited to announce that we will be hosting our Gavel In judicial program in 2023.

Gavel In was created to train jurists who want to serve in judgeships to run successful and strategic political campaigns. This program covers basic campaign skills and tactics, while also sharing content specifically developed to meet the unique needs of those running for judicial roles. Topics will include:

  • Campaign Overview and Structure
  • Telling Your Story
  • Building Your Judicial Message
  • Voter Targeting and Field Campaigns
  • Earned Media, Social Media, and Paid Media
  • Ethical Fundraising
  • Networking and Endorsements
  • Day in the Life as a Judge

This training is open to folks from AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KY, MI, NV, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, and WI who are interested in running for judge. It is open to those new to Emerge as well as Emerge graduates.

The training will be held virtually over Zoom in five hour blocks on each of the days below.

  • Saturday, January 28th, 2023
  • Sunday, January 29th, 2023
  • Saturday, February 4th, 2023
  • Sunday, February 5th, 2023

If you have questions, please reach out to Ryanne Olsen, Emerge’s training and curriculum director, at

Applications can be found here. Applications are due on Thursday, January 12th, 2023.