Judicial Boot Camp

2021 Judicial Boot Camp

 Emerge Tennessee inaugural Judicial Boot Camp is an intensive training designed exclusively for women candidates running for Judge or District Attorney in 2022. The training will be held from October 2-10, 2021.

Application Deadline:

September 8th at 5pm Central/6pm Eastern


Please click here to apply: 



This boot camp has been developed to help candidates for judicial offices hone the skills needed to build effective campaigns and run competitive races. Judiciary experts, political strategists, and leading campaign trainers will teach participants critical elements of campaigning, including:

Campaign Planning and Strategy

Messaging and Media Relations

Digital Organizing


Campaign Finance and Judicial Election Law

Fundraising and Budgeting

Field Planning and Direct Voter Contact

and much, much more!


The Judicial Boot Camp training will be held from October 2nd – 10th, 2021. The sessions will be held on Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and then the next Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon for a total of  25+ hours of instruction. All trainings will be held over Zoom.


Program Times and Dates:
Saturday, October 2
9-5pm Central time / 10-6 Eastern

Sunday, October 3
1-5:30pm Central time / 2-6:30 Eastern

Tuesday, October 5
6-8pm Central time / 7-9 Eastern

Thursday, October 7
6-8pm Central time / 7-9 Eastern

Saturday, October 9
9-4:30pm  Central time / 10- 5:30 Eastern

Sunday, October 10
1-5 Central time / 2-6 Eastern


The application fee is $35 and the tuition is $500. Installment payment arrangements can be made.

Applications can be found here.


Attendees who complete the boot camp will be considered Emerge Boot Camp alumnae and have access to alumnae resources, as well as continuing education opportunities for alumnae. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge and its affiliates cannot provide scholarships to boot camp participants.