BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS 60th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT LUNCHEON HONORING THE JUSTICES AS WELL AS RECENTLY RETIRED ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOYCE L. KENNARD, WHO IS FEATURED SPEAKER, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014, 11:30 AM, AT MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS

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BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
60th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT LUNCHEON
HONORING THE JUSTICES AS WELL AS
RECENTLY RETIRED ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JOYCE L. KENNARD,
WHO IS FEATURED SPEAKER

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014, 11:30 AM, AT MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Make
Extended Remarks about Current State of the Judiciary
Plus Seven Local Law Students to Receive Scholarships

The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), in association with the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, hosts the 60th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon honoring the justices of the California Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m., at Montage Beverly Hills.  All of the justices are slated to attend: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who will make extended remarks about the current state of the judiciary, and Associate Justices Marvin R. Baxter, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, Ming W. Chin, Carol A. Corrigan and Goodwin Liu.  This is Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s fourth appearance at the BHBA’s perennial luncheon since becoming Chief Justice in 2011.  The BHBA also fetes recently retired Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, the guest speaker, who stepped down from the California Supreme Court on April 5, 2014, after 25 years of service.  The longest-serving justice sitting on the court, she was also the second female and first Asian American to serve as an Associate Justice.  

More than 50 other California judicial officers and dignitaries will be in attendance.  The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s annual Supreme Court Luncheon, a tradition that began in 1954, provides Southern California lawyers and jurists an opportunity to get together outside of the courtroom.  In addition, scholarships are being presented to seven economically disadvantaged, academically qualified, local law students, who have demonstrated prior public service and an intent to contribute to the community after law school.

 “We are delighted to once again have all of the California Supreme Court Justices attend the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s annual luncheon, especially on the 60th anniversary of the event,” says BHBA President Diane Karpman.  She noted that last year only Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye attended since, due to fiscal constraints caused by the state’s budget cuts, the Court did not hold its usual June oral argument session in Los Angeles, around which the BHBA Supreme Court Luncheon has always been slated, but, instead, remained in San Francisco, where the court normally convenes.

“We also extend our deepest gratitude to newly retired Associate Justice Kennard for her two-and-a-half decades of exemplary service and dedication to the State of California,” she adds.  “A keen, insightful and outstanding jurist, she has made an immeasurable impact on our state.”

Proceeds from the event benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation scholarship program.  This year, scholarships are being presented to seven local law school students: Ryann Gray of Loyola Law School; Nicole Banister and Stephanie Brown of Pepperdine University School of Law; Karina Goday from Southwestern Law School; Lisette Reynoso and Jesse Martin of UCLA School of Law; and Nadine Dorsht from USC Gould School of Law.

In addition, the BHBA recognizes Jordana Kleinau from the Southwestern Law School, who won the Grand Prize in the BHBA’s “Rule of Law Writing Competition” for her paper titled “Civil Unrest Turns Deadly: Ukrainian Protestors Seeking Restoration of Rule of Law?”  Tommy Huynh, of the UCLA School of Law, was awarded Honorable Mention for his entry titled “U.S. Rule of Law Promotion Efforts in Vietnam: Judicial Independence.”

Scholarship Donors ($6,000) are Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.; Girardi Keese; Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP; and the USC Gould School of Law-Beverly Hills Bar Association Institute on Entertainment Law and Business.  Champions of Justice Donors ($3,500) include Fox Entertainment Group; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP; Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman LLP; and Valensi Rose, PLC.  The “Rule of Law Writing Competition” is underwritten by Goodson Wachtel & Petrulis APC.  Supreme Court Luncheon Affinity Partner Sponsors are Matloff Life and Health Insurance; LexisNexis; and Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the fifth largest bar association in California, with nearly 6,000 members.  Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.
 
Tickets to the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Supreme Court Luncheon are $150 per person ($175 after May 23).  Montage Beverly Hills is located at 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  For tickets and information, please call (310) 601-2422 or visit www.bhba.org.
                    
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EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
CALENDAR LISTING

WHAT:
Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 60h Annual “California Supreme Court Luncheon

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 3, 11:30 am

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), in association with the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, presents the 60th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon honoring all six justices of the California Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 6, 2014, 11:30 a.m., at Montage Beverly Hills. Attending are Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who will make extended remarks about the current state of the judiciary, and Associate Justices Marvin R. Baxter, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, Ming W. Chin, Carol A. Corrigan and Goodwin Liu.  The BHBA also fetes recently retired Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who stepped down from the California Supreme Court on April 5, 2014, after 25 years of service.

WHERE:
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

TICKET PRICES:
$150 in advance; ($175 per person after May 23);

TICKETS/INFORMATION:
(310) 601-2422
www.bhba.org
 
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