The annual joint meeting of the State Bar and the California Judges Association was held in Monterey, Oct. 11-14.
On Oct 13, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye delivers the Annual State Bar Address.
Judge David Rubin, Superior Court of San Diego, is the outgoing president of the California Judges Association and a member of the Judicial Council of California.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye administers the oath of office to new members of the State Bar Board of Trustees and the board of the California Judges Association.
Judge Allan Hardcastle, Superior Court of Sonoma County, is the incoming president of the California Judges Association.
Outgoing State Bar President Jonathan Streeter with Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye. In her opening remarks, the chief justice commended him for his "extraordinary leadership."
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye with State Bar Presidents Jonathan Streeter (outgoing) and Patrick Kelly (incoming).
The chief justice swears in attorney Patrick Kelly as State Bar President. In her opening remarks the chief justice stated looking forward to working with the State Bar President in the coming year.
The chief justice with outgoing California Judges Association president Judge David Rubin and incoming president Judge Allan Hardcastle. In her address, the chief justice spoke of the CJA as a "critical partner" for the branch as the campaign for court funding restoration continues.
Following her address, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye sits with reporter Cheryl Miller.
Chief Justice with members of the California Young Lawyers Association
At the Bench Bar luncheon, the chief justice sits with keynote guest Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
That evening, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye attended the State Bar Diversity Awards.
State Bar Executive Director/Secretary Joseph Dunn with Administrative Office of the Courts Chief Operating Officer Curt Child.
The awards program, hosted by the State Bar's Council on Access & Fairness, was attended by more than a hundred State Bar members.
At the event, Administrative Director of the Courts Judge Steven Jahr speaks with recently sworn-in State Bar President Patrick Kelly. Judge Jahr started his role as leader of the AOC on Oct. 9.
"It is through the work of the Bar Association that encouraged people like me and people like you to see ourselves in roles that were nontraditional and unorthodox—in professions we really had never dared to start or begin."