The inaugural Law Day event was held at the Constitution Wall in Sacramento on May 8, 2012. http://www.courts.ca.gov/16776.htm
In her address, the chief justice emphasized the importance of the Rule of Law and judicial impartiality.
Administrative Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye welcomed attendees and introduced the chief justice—he has led Sacramento’s 3rd District Court of Appeal since Dec 2010. http://www.courts.ca.gov/2648.htm
California State Bar President Jon Streeter, Superior Court of Contra Costa County Judge Steve Austin, Administrative Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye, 3rd District Court of Appeal.
The chief justice’s "Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership" was presented to the Open Courts Coalition for their commitment and service to the state's judicial branch.
Attorneys Paul Kiesel and Niall McCarthy serve as co-chairs of the Open Courts Coalition, a unified movement to restore funding to California's courts.
Attending the Law Day event (l to r) 3rd District Court of Appeal Associate Justices Ronald B. Robie, Harry E. Hull, Jr., George Nicholson, and Cole Blease. http://www.courts.ca.gov/3dca.htm
Retired Justice Arthur G. Scotland was presiding justice of the 3rd District Court of Appeal when then associate justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye was appointed chief justice.
The chief justice and Justice Raye served together on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento before her appointment to Chief Justice in Jan 2011.
Interim Administrative Director of the Courts, Jody Patel, with Deena Fawcett, the Clerk/Administrator of the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento, and Assistant Clerk Colette M. Bruggman.
The chief justice singled out California attorneys in the audience to thank them for taking time out of their work day to attend her inaugural Law day address.
Co-chair of the Open Courts Coalition Paul Kiesel addresses the audience (co-chair Niall McCarthy and the chief justice in the background).
The chief justice, California State Bar President Jon Streeter, and Niall McCarthy with members of the San Francisco Bar Association who traveled to Sacramento to support of the Law Day event.
Law Day is also an opportunity for the branch to engage with California students—two Sacramento area schools attended the event and met the chief justice.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye with the Rocklin High School Choir who sang the national anthem at the event.
The chief justice with the Rocklin High School Choir. The choir that has made a name for itself competing at the gold and silver levels of Heritage Music Festivals.
The chief justice spends some time meeting student guests from Sacramento Charter High School.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye with students and teachers from Sacramento Charter High School.
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye stands with potential branch and bar leaders of the future, interns of the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program http://www.courts.ca.gov/judicialfellowship.htm
The Law Day inaugural event took place at the Constitution Wall in Sacramento. http://www.californiamuseum.org/exhibits/constitution-wall