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Yale Law Professor Judith Resnik moderates American Bar Association Panel: Are the Courts Dying?

Come hear chief justices of multiple states, including California, Texas, and New York, in this free program

   

Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements & Standing Committee on Judicial Independence

Present the 2013 ABA CLE Centre Showcase Program:

Are Courts Dying? The Decline of Open and Public Adjudication

 

During the twentieth century, courts were transformed into venues in which all persons become eligible for “equal justice under law.” But the twenty-first century may become known for a retrenchment – marking courts’ decline and rendering obsolete the constitutional guarantees of “open” and “public” courts for both civil and criminal litigants. In this program, state supreme court justices and federal judges will discuss why open, public, independent courts remain important and how to respond to a combination of pressures – decreased court funding despite a growing number of litigants without resources, the cost of lawyers, contracts mandating outsourcing adjudication to arbitration, and other efforts to privatize decision making. This is a complimentary CLE program.

 

Confirmed Panelists:

Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California

Hon. W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, State of New York, New York Court of Appeals

Hon. Norma L. Shapiro, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

 

Moderator: Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law,Y ale Law School

Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Moscone Center West, Second Floor, Rooms 2014/2016 800 Howard Street (Corner of Fourth and Howard Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Primary Sponsors:

Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, Judge Norma L. Shapiro, Chair Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, Peter Bennett, Chair

Co-Sponsors:

American Bar Foundation, Commission on Disability Rights, Commission on Immigration, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, Judicial Division, Justice at Stake, Lawyers Conference, LexisNexis, National Association of Women Lawyers, National Bar Association Judicial Council, National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Section of Litigation, Section of Public Contract Law, Senior Lawyers Division, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Young Lawyers Division

 

Attendees are not required to register for the ABA Annual Meeting or pay any fee to attend this program. However, only attendees who are registered for the ABA Annual Meeting are eligible to receive CLE credit.

 

Contact Information:

Nicole VanderDoes Staff Attorney ABA Justice Center

Phone: 312-988-5742 Fax: 312-988-5709 E-mail: Nicole.VanderDoes@americanbar.org


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