Keep Cool and Spend your Mornings with Hot Bench

This hot summer sun is NOT playing around, so don’t get burned when you can cool down with one of CW26’s hottest courtroom dramas, Hot Bench.

Hot Bench has been on for 10 seasons, with the current trio of judges running the courtroom together for two. Get to know the Emmy-nominated crew bringing the heat and drama (x3) weekdays at 9A & 9:30A on CW26.

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Judge Michael Corriero

- Been on Hot Bench since Season 3

- Served in the New York State Court for 28 years

- Appointed to the New York State Supreme Court in 1993

- Served as a prosecutor in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hoganas

- Founded one of New York’s oldest social service agencies in 2012, an alternative to incarcerating offending youths

- Received The New York Foundlings Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015

- Received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award in 2011

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Judge Yodit Tewolde

- Been on Hot Bench since Season 9

- Prior to Hot Bench, was the host of criminal justice show, “Making the Case”

- Recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association

- Dedicated her legal career to the practice of criminal law

- Earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center

- Was an Associate Municipal Judge for the city of Dallas in 2018

- Founded and managed her own criminal defense firm

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Judge Rachel Juarez

- Been on Hot Bench since Season 9

- Graduated from Yale University and Stanford Law School

- Participated in high-profile trials representing clients such as Samsung and Google

- Co-founded a family law practice specializing in the representation of high-income individuals in divorce and family matters in 2016

- Been named a Super Lawyers ‘Rising Star’ six times

- Appointed as a member of the L.A. County Bar Association’s President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession

- Appointed as a temporary Judge by the LA County Superior Court Temporary Judge Program


Hot Bench - Meet the Judges