(Oct 9) The Supreme Court holds oral arguments at Berkeley Law.
(Oct 13) Swearing in ceremony at the Conference of California State Bar Associations' Conference of Delegates. Photo courtesy of Darin Wessel and the Conference California of Bar Associations
(Aug 22) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye talks with council member California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter.
(July 16, Santa Clara) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye addresses the community of Santa Clara County during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Santa Clara Family Justice Center.
The project is a collaboration between the State of California, the County of Santa Clara, and and the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, and is ranked as a "critical need," making it among the judicial branch's highest-priority projects. From left to right: Court Executive Officer David Yamsasaki, Judge Richard J. Loftus, Jr., Presiding Judge Brian C. Walsh, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, California Senator Jim Beall, Assembly Member Paul Fong, Assembly Member Luis Alejo and San Jose City Council Member Sam Liccardo.
(June 28) The Chief Justice administers the oath of office to new council member
Assemblymember Richard Bloom.
(June 28) As chair of the Judicial Council, the Chief Justice joins Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Steven Jahr in recognizing Lee Willoughby, retiring as director of the state's court facility program.
(June 26) The Chief Justice is joined in her chambers by Justice Doug Miller, chair of the Judicial Council's Executive & Planning Committee, and Administrative Director of the Courts Steven Jahr for a press teleconference following the signing of the State Budget Act.
(June 26) The Chief Justice meets participants of the New Judge Orientation.
(June 5) During a break from Supreme Court oral arguments, the Chief Justice welcomes to her chambers Judicial Administration Fellows Travis Trapp, Elizabeth Castellanos, Brandon Frank, Danny Lee, Breann Watt, Katie Nitta, Gokalp Gurer, S. C. Thomas.
(May 17, Bakersfield) Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye spoke with Golden Valley students about their civic activities when she visited their school to present the Civic Learning Award of Excellence.
(May 6) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye welcomes attendees of the New Judges Orientation program to her chambers in San Francisco.
(May 1) Law Day is celebrated in the Supreme Court's courtroom in San Francisco. The Chief Justice is joined by Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu and more than 100 students, teachers, and civic learning partners.
(May 1) Ruthe Ashley, Chair, California Law Academy Strategic Task Force, receives the Chief Justice's Award of Excellence.
(May 1) Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye shares her gratitude with law students who volunteer in area schools.
(Apr 25) Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye chairs the Judicial Council meeting in San Francisco. The council is the policy-making body for the state's judicial branch.
(Apr 5) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye visits Yolo County for a courthouse groundbreaking ceremony.
(Mar 13) After meeting with new judges attending orientation in San Francisco, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye travels to nearby Fairfield to attend an event launching the renovation of the Old Solano Courthouse.
(Mar 13) The Chief Justice welcomes new judges to her chambers. Under California Rule of Court, each new trial court judge and subordinate judicial officer must complete the "new judge education."
(Mar 13) New Judge Orientation is held at the AOC in San Francisco, where the Chief Justice's chambers are located.
(Mar 12) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye approaches the podium to deliver the State of the Judiciary Address.
(Photo: Jeff Walters, Speakers Office of Member Services)
(Mar 12) "I worry that California is on the wrong side of history in funding justice, and I believe that if we do not reinvest in justice, you will see or will continue to see services to the public from the courts are cut or eliminated or deeply restricted," she said.
(Photo: Jeff Walters, Speakers Office of Member Services)
(Feb 28) The chief justice stands with teacher Valerie Felix and students from Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy. The group traveled from Los Angeles to receive their Civics Learning Award of Excellence.
(Feb 28) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye co-hosted "Civic Learning California Summit: Making Democracy Work" in Sacramento to bring heightened attention to civics learning.
(Feb 28) "We are trying to bring change incrementally, to teach democracy to a new generation..." stated Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
"We are trying to bring change incrementally, to teach democracy to a new generation..." stated Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in her remarks opening the Civic Learning California summit in Sacramento.
(Feb 6) More than 100 students and their teachers from C.K. McClatchy High School travel from Sacramento to the Supreme Court in San Francisco to hear two oral arguments.
(Feb 6) Attending the Supreme Court oral arguments was a first for these students who attend the Law and Public Policy Academy at C.K. McClatchy High School.
(Feb 5) The California Supreme Court holds a special session at the University of San Francisco's School of Law.
(Feb 5) The session is one of many events being held to commemorate the law school's Centennial anniversary. The Court holds these sessions to improve public understanding of the state court system.
news release: http://www.courts.ca.gov/20834.htm
(Feb 5) USF Law School alumni Associate Justice Ming Chin responds to a question presented by a Balboa High School student attending the session with fellow students.
“The Supreme Court justices appreciate the opportunity to combine one of our special oral argument sessions with the USF School of Law Centennial Celebration,” said Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
(Jan 24) Following the Governor's State of the State address, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye joins Judge Laurie Earl, chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, for a meeting of presiding judges and court executives in San Francisco.
(Jan 24) The meeting follows the release of the Governor's proposed budget. With the courts fighting to maintain operations, much of the 2-day agenda included topics related to trial court funding.
(Jan 24) The chief justice catches up with Kim Turner, former Judicial Council member and current executive officer of the Superior Court of Marin County.
(Jan 24) Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye joins other state leaders, including California Attorney General Kamala Harris, at the Governor's right as he delivers his State of the State Address.
photo: Lorie Shelley, CA State Senate
(Jan 24) The chief justice will return to this room in early spring to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary.
photo: Lorie Shelley, CA State Senate
(Jan 18) The chief justice opens the business meeting of the Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the state judicial branch.
(Dec 17) Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye invites reporters to her chambers where she answers questions about the California Supreme Court, last week's judicial council meeting, and ongoing concerns about the state of the branch following years of budget cuts.
(Dec 13) The 2012 Distinguished Service Awards
(Dec 13) The chief justice stands with members of State Bar, the Commission on Access to Justice, and the California Judges Association to honor Judge Juan Ulloa, Superior Court of Imperial County, named 2012 Aranda Access to Justice Award Recipient.
(Dec 13) Each year, members of the Judicial Council, the California Courts and the legal community come together to honor colleagues for their dedication and commitment.
(Dec 13) The Judicial Council's Distinguished Service Awards are presented in San Francisco by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Steven Jahr.
(Dec 13) Judge Wendy Lindley receives the high honor for her work in the Superior Court of Orange County where she helped establish one of the country's first veteran's courts.
(Dec 13) Much of the accessibility laws enacted and benefiting Californians today are available in part because of the dedication of Mary Lavery Flynn. Flynn is now the director of legal services for the State Bar of California.
(Dec 3) California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye swears-in the largest freshman class of legislators since 1966 on the floor of the Assembly and the Senate. Photo credit: Lorie Shelley, California State Senate
(Dec 3) The Chief Justice swearing in officers of the Senate (left to right): Senate Sergeant Tony Beard; President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg; Secretary of the Senate Gregory Schmidt. Photo credit: Lorie Shelley, California State Senate
(Dec 3) Photo credit: Lorie Shelley, California State Senate
(Oct 25) In San Francisco, former Judicial Council member Assistant Presiding Judge David Wesley, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Judge Wesley was recently elected Presiding Judge for 2013-2014.
(Oct 25) The chief justice prepares to open the first day of the Judicial Council's two-day meeting. To the chief's right sits the new Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Steven Jahr.
(Oct 25) Chief Just Cantil-Sakauye swears-in new members to the council.
(Oct 13) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye sits with Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, at a luncheon of the State Bar of California and the California Judges Association.
(Oct 13) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye swears in new members of the State Bar Board of Trustees and the board of the California Judges Association.
(Oct 13) In addition to her swearing-in duties at this annual event, the chief justice delivers the State of the Judiciary.
(Oct 13) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye swears in attorney Patrick Kelly as president of the State Bar of California.
(Oct 3) The California Supreme Court holds a special session at UC Davis School of Law where law school students and high school students have the opportunity to learn about the state's highest court.
(Oct 3) California Supreme Court Justices Ming Chin and Goodwin Liu accompany the Chief Justice to a luncheon with faculty and students hosted by the UC Davis School of Law.
(Oct 3) Following a day of hearing oral arguments, the Chief Justice and Associate Justice Ming Chin spend some time with students in the courtyard of the recently expanded UC Davis School of Law, Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
(Aug 27) The Northern California chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) hosts its 5th Annual Dinner in San Francisco where the Chief Justice joins a conversation led by San Mateo Superior Court Judge Susan Etezadi.
(Aug 27) Members of the Iranian American Bar Association's Northern California Chapter Niki Moore, Nahal Iravani-Sani, and Nioura Foad Ghazni (far right) with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and San Mateo County Judge Susan Etezadi.
(Aug 24) The Chief Justice meets with judges and commissioners of the Superior Court of Stanislaus County and addresses a luncheon of the Stanislaus County Bar Association.
(Aug 24) That day, the Chief Justice tours the court facility and views a demonstration on the use of the court's TEAMS case management program.
(Aug 22) The Chief Justice was joined by Justice Maria Rivera, First District Court of Appeal, at this event organized by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Panelists talked about the important role mentoring played in their professional development.
(Aug 22) The Chief Justice participates in a panel, "Mentoring Women Lawyers" organized by the Bar Association of San Francisco.
(July 27) The Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye, chair of the Judicial Council, calls the meeting to order. Executive and Planning Committee Chair Justice Harry E. Hull is pictured right.
(July 27) Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and American Bar Association president Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson, right, meet in the chief's chambers with members of the state bar and the Open Courts Coalition. http://www.courts.ca.gov/18714.htm
(July 27) The summit was held to discuss the impact of the ongoing fiscal crisis in the courts and included representation from the Open Courts Coalition, a bipartisan committee of attorneys advocating for court funding restoration.
(July 27) The Chief Justice thanks ABA President Bill Robinson for participating in the discussion and welcomes his upcoming address to the Judicial Council later that morning.
(June 28) California State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye enter the Supreme Court chambers for a meeting of the Commission for Judicial Appointments. http://www.courts.ca.gov/5367.htm
(June 28) On this day, the Commission considered the appointment of Judge David A. Thompson, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Santa Ana), and Mr. Miguel Marquez, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (San Jose). http://www.courts.ca.gov/18212.htm
(June 21) In March 2011, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye named members to a committee to evaluate the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Their report was released in May http://www.courts.ca.gov/18260.htm and presented to the council on June 21.
(Mar 19) The Chief Justice of California delivers annually the "State of the Judiciary." This address is presented to the California Legislature. State Senators, Assembly members and many court leaders attend this important event.
(Mar 19) Left to right: 3rd District Court of Appeal Asst Court Admin Colette M. Bruggman, Clerk Deena Fawcett and Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye at the State Capitol Building.
(Mar 19) The Chief Justice with Nory Pascua (right), Vice President of the San Diego County Bar Association and (left) fellow UC Davis School of Law alumn Ray Aragon following the State of the Judiciary.
(Jan 24, 2012) At today's Judicial Council meeting, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye presents retiring Judge Burt Pines with a resolution on behalf of the council. Listen: http://bit.ly/judgepines
(Jan 24, 2012) The Chief Justice, as Chair of the Judicial Council of California, swears in Judge Emilie H. Elias of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Judge Elias replaces retiring Judge Burt Pines, also from Los Angeles County. http://www.courts.ca.gov/16753.htm
(Dec 15, 2011) At the Beyond the Bench Conference in San Francisco, the Chief Justice addresses an audience of 1,400 family law advocates, including justices, judges, attorneys, counselors, social workers, juvenile justice practitioners and students.
(Dec 15, 2011) Despite budget challenges throughout the state, this year's Beyond the Bench conference attracted a record 1,400 family and juvenile law stakeholders.
(Nov 30, 2011) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye talks with State Bar President Jon Streeter (left) and Chair James Brosnahan at the event "Hearings on California's Civil Justice Crisis."
(Nov 30, 2011) This hearing was one of four being held throughout the state organized by the State Bar of California, The California Commission on Access to Justice and CalChamber.
(Nov 30, 2011) Hearing panelists testified to the crippling effects the $350 million budget cut has had on California's court system and its ability to serve the public.
(October 27, 2011) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye with former Chief Justice Ronald George at the ceremony dedicating the Civic Center Complex to California's 27th chief justice (1996-2010).
(Sept 20, 2011) University of San Francisco law students Melanie Meneses, Jenifer Frudden and Cherisse Cleofe, along with Silky Sahnan of the San Mateo County Bar Association Diversity Committee, share some lighter moments with California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye during a reception at the San Mateo County History Museum, formerly the Redwood City Courthouse. Tuesday (photo: Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal)
(Sept 20, 2011) California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye during a reception given in her honor in the San Mateo County History Museum, formerly the Redwood City Courthouse Tuesday. (Photo by: Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal)
(Sept 20, 2011) Michele M. Bissada, President of the San Mateo County Bar Association, San Mateo County Presiding Judge Beth Labson Freeman, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, and Jim Biernat, San Mateo County Bar Association Diversity Committee Chair. (Photo by: Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal)
(Sept 9, 2011) The Chief Justice speaks with Council Secretary and Administrative Director of the Courts William Vickrey and council member Associate Justice Harry E. Hull, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.
(Sept 7, 2011) These outreach events are organized by the state Supreme Court to educate students about the trial and appellate courts. This was the first time in recent history such an event was hosted at Hastings College of Law and the first one for the Chief Justice, as well as Justice Goodwin Liu (far right)— sworn in on Sept. 1, 2011.
(Aug 18, 2011) Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye participates in a forum titled "Women in Justice" held at the Administrative Office of the Courts. Presiding Judge Diana Becton-Smith, Contra Costa Superior Court, was also a guest panelist.