The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting, September 11-14, 2014, Grand Hyatt San Diego
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State Bar of California Annual Meeting

The State Bar of California 87th Annual Meeting
September 11-14, 2014
San Diego, California

Luncheons and Dinners, Great Speakers, Exhibits, Art, Entertainment and More!

Sign up for ticketed events when registering online or else on the pre-registration and ticket fee form. Many of these ticketed events will sell-out before the meeting, so sign up early. Events and speakers are subject to change.

Please note: Ticket sales are limited to Annual Meeting registrants for events marked with an asterisk.

Affiliate Group Ticketed Events

Thursday
     Thursday State Bar Luncheon with Lecture by Hon. Antonin Scalia, Prof. Bryan A. Garner and John Trasviña
     Opening Night Reception in the Exhibit Hall
     The California Women Lawyers Association 40th Anniversary Dinner with Joyce L. Kennard
Friday
     General Session with Continental Breakfast with the California Supreme Court
     State Bar President’s Reception – Supper on the Ship
Saturday
     State Bar Breakfast
     Annual Swearing-In Ceremony of The State Bar of California and The California Judges Association
     State Bar Luncheon and Alexander F. Morrison Address by Professor Laurence H.  Tribe
     An Evening on Your Own
Annual Exhibit Show
62nd Annual Bench & Bar Art Exhibit
Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA)
Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Thursday, September 11

Thursday State Bar Luncheon with Lecture by Hon. Antonin Scalia and Prof. Bryan A. Garner, Facilitated by John Trasviña, Dean of the USF School of Law

Thursday, September 11 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
| $49 pp | Event #145*

Co-sponsored by The Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Additional details will be posted at this site.

Luncheon features the Spirit of CEB Awards which recognize California attorneys and judges who have supported the legal profession through their teaching and writing for CEB.

Opening Night Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, September 11 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. |
Complimentary, RSVP Required | Event #146

Welcome to the 87th Annual Meeting. Visit this year’s exhibit hall and enjoy an array of appetizers as you meet the vendors. RSVP on the pre-registration and ticket fee form for this complimentary event. The exhibition show is open to all members of the Bar. If you are not an Annual Meeting registrant, stop by the Expo Table to get your Exhibit Hall pass.

The California Women Lawyers Association 40th Anniversary Dinner


Joyce L. Kennard

Thursday, September 11 |
6 p.m. Networking Reception& Silent Auction |
7 p.m. Dinner |
$135 pp | Event #147

Join the California Women Lawyers Association (CWL) at its 40th Annual Dinner, with keynote address by The Honorable Joyce L. Kennard (Retired), California State Supreme Court. Justice Kennard will reflect on her illustrious career and be honored by CWL with a lifetime achievement award. Justice Kennard retired this year, after serving as the longest-standing jurist on the Court. Her forty-year career, as an attorney and jurist in California, parallels the great advancements by California Women Lawyers. She has overcome numerous obstacles in her life, with perseverance, courage, and grace. As an infant she was held captive with her mother in a Japanese jungle camp during World War II. As a teenager, she underwent a leg amputation as a result of a tumor. At age 20, she moved to the United States and worked as a secretary to put herself through college and law school. As a jurist, she has a long list of significant rulings. Join The California Women Lawyers Association at its anniversary dinner to celebrate 40 years of advancement for women, and the remarkable career and contributions of Justice Kennard. A ticket is required to attend the reception/silent auction and dinner. Tickets also may be purchased through CWL.

Friday, September 12, 2014

General Session with Continental Breakfast

Friday, September 12 | Doors Open: 7:15 a.m. |
Program: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Hon. Tani G.
Cantil-Sakauye

Hon. Marvin R.
Baxter


Hon. Ming Chin


Hon. Carol A.
Corrigan

Hon. Goodwin
Liu

 Hon. Larry A.
Burns

Complimentary for Annual Meeting Pre-Registrants Only; Seating is Limited |
Due to the Supreme Court’s participation in and the dramatic nature of the program, the session will begin at 8 a.m. sharp |
Event #148*

(1.25 hours MCLE)

Joint Presentation of The State Bar of California, California Judges Association, California Supreme Court Historical Society, and United States District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society

California Supreme Court Dramatizes The Life of Chief Justice David S. Terry and Federalism: A Life and a Doctrine in Three Acts

An amazing ensemble has been cast to reenact the extraordinary life and violent death of Chief Justice David S. Terry and the evolution and current Supreme Court law regarding Federalism. Federalism is more than a legal concept in the life of California Supreme Court Chief Justice David S. Terry. Terry’s life (1823-1889) includes his violent opposition to the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee (and the Committees’ capital trial of Terry for the attempted murder of a Committee member), his 1859 killing of a sitting U.S. Senator in a duel, his legal representation of Sarah Althea Hill (whom he eventually married) in her sensational state and federal “divorce” trials, and – finally – Terry’s assault on a U.S. Supreme Court Justice which resulted in Terry being fatally shot by the Justice’s bodyguard.

This session will bring to life the rousing account of one of the most controversial figures to serve on the California Supreme Court, and will illustrate the interplay between state and federal authority through the legal issues which arose in Terry’s life and death.

The cast includes California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice Ming Chin, Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice Goodwin Liu, and United States District Court Judge Larry A. Burns. The dramatic accounting is narrated by retired Senator Joseph L. Dunn, CEO, The State Bar of California, and the Script Author Dr. Richard H. Rahm, Board of Directors of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society.

State Bar President’s Reception – Supper on the Ship

Friday, September 12 | 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Adult: $85/Child (Ages 6-12) $45 |
Event #149 (adult), Event #150 (child)

All aboard for a night of food, dancing and fireworks! Spend time with State Bar President Luis Rodriguez and friends on the USS Midway Museum—the most visited naval ship museum in the world. Explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

The event will feature tasteful food stations, no-host libations, docent tours, live entertainment, dancing to the music of the James Pierce Jazz Collective, and access to the popular flight simulators. Wine tasting hosted by St. Francis Vineyards, Inc. and a fantastic fireworks show sponsored by Mercer complete the evening’s fun. Transportation is on your own.

The USS Midway is docked at the Navy Pier located at 910 N. Harbor Drive, and is a short walking distance from the Grand Hyatt San Diego. Entertainment and more brought to you by CalbarConnect.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

State Bar Breakfast

Saturday, September 13 | 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. |
$35 pp | Event #151

Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section  

Featuring Dr. Peter S. Menell, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law& Technology on “The Trouble with Patent Trolls” Dr. Peter S. Menell co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology in 1995, where he is Director. A noted scholar in intellectual property and technology law, Professor Menell’s recent publications include Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, and Software and Internet Law. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. from Stanford University. The annual State Bar Breakfast also will feature the presentation of the 2014 Business Law Section Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Annual Swearing-In Ceremony of The State Bar of California Board of Trustees and The California Judges Association Board of Directors

Saturday, September 13 | 10:30 a.m.  - 12 noon |
Complimentary. Seating is limited.

Join us at this year’s joint Swearing-in Ceremony. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will administer the oath of office to the President and incoming members of The State Bar of California Board of Trustees, and The California Judges Association Board of Directors. Featuring the annual remarks of the Chief Justice and organization’s Presidents.

State Bar Luncheon and Alexander F. Morrison Address

Saturday, September 13 | 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. |
$49 pp | Event #152

Seating is limited and tickets only will be sold to Annual Meeting registrants.

Professor Laurence tribeMorrison Address by Professor Laurence H.  Tribe, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Book signing after the luncheon.

Laurence H. Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, where he has taught since 1968.  Professor Tribe has the distinction of having taught Constitutional Law to the current US President, Barack Obama and the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, John Roberts. The title “University Professor” is Harvard’s highest academic honor, awarded to just a handful of professors at any given time and to fewer than 75 professors in all of Harvard University’s history.

Tribe entered Harvard in 1958 at 16; graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics (1962) and magna cum laude in Law (1966); clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts (1966-68); and received tenure at 30.  He helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands; and has received ten honorary degrees, most recently a degree honoris causa from the Government of Mexico in March 2011 that was never before awarded to an American.  Tribe has written 115 books and articles, including his recent book, Uncertain Justice – The Roberts Court and the Constitution.

An Evening on Your Own

Saturday, September 13

We have not planned a State Bar event on Saturday evening. Instead we encourage you to take in the local scene – whether it is a walk along the waterfront and dinner at one of the many establishments along the harbor, or a visit to the nearby Gaslamp District which is San Diego’s wellknown dining, entertainment and urban shopping district.

Annual Exhibit Show

Exhibition Show and Hours: The 2014 Exhibition will be held in the Harbor Ballroom, 2nd level. The Exhibit Hall is open to all State Bar members. An annual meeting badge, or exhibit hall pass (given at registration to non-registrants) is required for admission. Complimentary coffee breaks will be offered in the Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Thursday, September 11

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Exhibits and Opening Night Reception

Friday, September 12

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibits and Stage Demonstrations

Saturday, September 13

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibits and Stage Demonstrations

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Exhibits and Special Presentation by Stephen Fairley

Reserving Exhibit Space at the 2014 Annual Meeting

Interested in exhibiting at the Annual Meeting?  For more information, contact annualmeeting@calbar.ca.gov.

62nd Annual Bench & Bar Art Exhibit

Artist's PalletteThe State Bar is pleased to partner with the California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) on the 62nd Bench & Bar Art Exhibition. All members of the bench and bar are encouraged to enter the Art Exhibition whether it’s the stroke of your brush or from the click of your camera, we welcome all forms of art. To enter please call 415-538-2210.

To participate, see the documents below:

To learn more about California Lawyers for the Arts visit http://www.calawyersforthearts.org or call 888-775-8995.

Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA)

The Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) will hold its annual Conference of Delegates at the Grand Hyatt San Diego in Grand Hall A, from September 12-14, 2014. Delegates must register directly with the Conference of California Bar Associations. Information on CCBA registration is at www.calconference.org. The State Bar Annual Meeting is a separate event with a separate registration process and fee. Delegates who also wish to attend the State Bar Annual Meeting may register on this website. A State Bar Annual Meeting name badge will be required for admission to all Annual Meeting education programs. State Bar Annual Meeting registration also will be required to purchase tickets to certain Annual Meeting events. Delegates are welcome to visit the Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall, but must stop by the State Bar registration desk to pick up a Hall pass.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

How can you establish a powerful presence and make critical connections with key decision-makers? The State Bar of California has developed many exciting sponsorship opportunities, which will expose your organization to more than 3,000 attorneys and legal professionals. For more information about becoming a sponsor, see 2014 Sponsor and Advertising Opportunities.