Rare Opportunity: The Chief Justice To Speak At Our 50th Year Celebration
Posted April 3, 2018 in Conference
We are delighted to announce that the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, The Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, will attend and speak at our opening reception at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018. In her role, Justice Cantil-Sakauye serves as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and Chair of the California Judicial Council.
Every CALSPro member should plan to attend to hear her informative and inspiring remarks.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the 28th Chief Justice of the State of California. She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011, and is the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice. She chairs the Judicial Council, the administrative policy-making body of state courts, and the Commission on Judicial Appointments.
She has served for more than 20 years on California appellate and trial courts, and has been appointed or elevated to higher office by three governors. Born in 1959 in Sacramento, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye attended C. K. McClatchy High School (1977) and Sacramento City College (1978) before receiving her BA from the University of California, Davis, graduating with honors in 1980. After taking a year off to visit her ancestral homeland, the Philippines, the Chief Justice entered the UC Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr., School of Law in 1981 and received her JD in 1984.
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye is a former board member of several nonprofit organizations and has been active in numerous professional community organizations, including membership in the California Judges Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Sacramento Asian Bar Association, and received the Filipina of the Year Award.
She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Conference of Chief Justices and The American Law Institute. She is on the Board of Visitors for UC Davis and an Advisory Board member of the Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation. She is an honorary member of the Foundation for Democracy and Justice, a private nonprofit organization devoted to civics education, and is actively engaged in a civic learning initiative, Your Constitution: The Power of Democracy.