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2013 Speaker Series on California's Future
The Future of Justice in California:
A Conversation with Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil–Sakauye

Date: February 20, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Registration begins 11:45 a.m.)
Location: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC
500 Washington Street, ground floor
San Francisco, CA

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye—chief justice of California and leader of the state's judicial branch—about the challenges and opportunities facing the courts as they seek to serve the needs of Californians. Topics include the relationship between California's three branches of government, the effects of budget cuts on the court system, the importance of civics education, and the state supreme court's role in the initiative process.


11:45 a.m. Registration

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Welcome

Steven Merksamer, senior partner, Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni, LLP and member, PPIC Board of Directors

12:35 p.m. Conversation and Q&A
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of California

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Event Video

Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare

Tani G. Cantil–Sakauye, Chief Justice of California

Mark Baldassare and Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

The 2013 Speaker Series on California’s Future brings together thought leaders from across the political and geographic spectrum with a common goal—to think critically, constructively, and collaboratively about realistic solutions to California’s many challenges and build a better future for the state. The series features local, state, and national leaders discussing the major issues facing California—from education to climate change to the economy to governance.

As a private operating foundation, PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it endorse, support, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.