Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chief Justice to present 2011 Bernard Witkin Lecture

Don’t miss the Chief’s insights on the Supreme Court and the judicial branch’s funding challenges as she presents the 2011 Bernard Witkin Lecture at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown LA on October 25.

The event is presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and co-sponsored by the Witkin Foundation and the Litigation Section.

From the LACBA website:

“The Chief Justice reflects on her first nine months in office and discusses the impact of three years of cumulative budget reductions on the state judicial branch.  She details Judicial Council strategies for ameliorating the impact of the cuts on the courts, the bar, and the public and other initiatives to protect access to justice.

“Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Following her confirmation hearing and statewide election, she was sworn into office on January 3, 2011 as the first Asian-Filipina-American and the second woman to serve as Chief Justice of California.  She chairs the Judicial Council of California, the administrative policymaking body of state courts, and the Commission on Judicial Appointments.  Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye served for more than 20 years on California appellate and trial courts before her appointment to the California Supreme Court.  She received her B.A., with honors, from the University of California at Davis, in 1980 and her J.D. from U.C. Davis, School of Law, in 1984.”

For more details or to register, click here.