CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES TO
BE HONORED AT BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:30 am, at Montage Beverly Hills
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to Make
Extended Remarks about Current State of State’s Judiciary,
Sherrif Jim McDonnell Is Keynote Speaker,
Recently Retired Justice Marvin R. Baxter Is Featured Guest,
Plus Five Local Law Students to Receive Scholarships
The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), in conjunction with the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, hosts the 61st Annual Supreme Court Luncheon honoring the justices of the California Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:30 am, at Montage Beverly Hills. All seven justices are slated to attend: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who makes extended remarks about the current state of the judiciary, and Associate Justices Ming W. Chin, Carol A. Corrigan, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Leondra R. Kruger, Goodwin H. Liu and Kathryn Mickle Werdegar. Sheriff Jim McDonnell is the keynote speaker. Recently retired Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter, who served on the court for 24 years until January 2015, is being recognized by the BHBA. More than 50 other judicial officers and other dignitaries are attending. Scholarships are also being presented to five economically disadvantaged, academically qualified, local law students involved in public service. The BHBA’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.
“We are honored to recognize the California Supreme Court Justices at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s annual luncheon,” says BHBA President Linda Spiegel.
Adds Beverly Hills Bar Foundation President Gillian N. Brown, partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, “We also acknowledge and extend our deepest gratitude to Retired Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter for his 24 years of outstanding service and commitment to the State of California. A dedicated and keenly intelligent jurist, he has had an inestimable impact on California.”
Proceeds from the event benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation scholarship program. Scholarships are being presented to law school students Emmy Aceves of Loyola Law School; Pauline Shin of Pepperdine University School of Law; Marzita Agundez of Southwestern Law School; Han Lu of UCLA School of Law; and Mark Swensson of USC Gould School of Law. The Beverly Hill Bar Foundation also recognizes the winners of its annual “Rule of Law Writing Competition” – Nora Lopopolo of Pepperdine University School of Law won Grand Prize for her paper, “National Security and the Rule of Law,” with Honorable Mentions going to Coral Lopez of the University of California Irvine School of Law (“Domestic Violence in Puerto Rico: When the Rule of Law is Not Enough”), and Daniel Kadin of Southwestern Law School (“Fair Laws and Fair Access: Why Federalizing the Substitution of Biosimilars Promotes Innovation, Competition, Patient Safety, and the Rule of Law”).
Scholarship Donors ($6,500) are Girardi Keese; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP; Law Offices of Lisa L. Maki; and Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP. BHBA also recognizes a special contribution by Marshall Grossman, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Champions of Justice Donors ($4,000) include Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Greenberg Glusker; Greenberg Traurig; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Robins Kaplan LLP; and Valensi Rose, PLC. Press Reception Co-Sponsors ($2,500) are Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; and e-Stet Litigation Technology. The “Rule of Law Writing Competition” sponsor ($7,500) is Goodson Wachtel and 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 $195 per person ($220 after May 25, 2015). 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:
Beverly Hills Bar Association’s 61st Annual “California Supreme Court Luncheon
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 11:30 am
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
$195 in advance; ($220 after May 25, 2015);
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