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Preparing Your Case Before the California Supreme Court

July 7 @ 12:15 pm 1:15 pm

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye will discuss what the court looks for on petitions for review, and what the process is therefrom, including what is expected at oral argument.

Justice Cantil-Sakauye is the first person of color and the second woman to serve as California’s chief justice.

According to RCBA, which is presenting this webinar, “After almost 12 years in office, she has emerged as one of the country’s leading advocates for equal access to justice, civic education, and reform of court funding models and procedures that unfairly impact the poor.

“As leader of California’s judicial branch and chair of the Judicial Council, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has led the judicial branch out of the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression.

“She has improved the branch’s efficiency, accountability, and transparency in how it conducts business, sets policy, and discloses information.

“When she became Chief Justice, she opened meetings of the Judicial Council and its advisory bodies that were once closed to the public and has made public comment more accessible.

“She initiated a review and oversaw changes in court rules that will improve how judicial branch entities prevent and address harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and inappropriate workplace conduct.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic she pushed for remote court operations and issued hundreds of emergency orders so that courts continue to operate safely. She also launched a program to make retired judges available to fast track the resolution of some criminal cases.”

Registration deadline is July 5.

MCLE credit is one hour general.

Free – $25 Free for RCBA members; $25 for non-members

Riverside County Bar Association


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