The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), in conjunction with the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, hosts the 64th Annual Supreme Court Luncheon honoring the Justices of the Supreme Court of California on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 11:30 am, at The Beverly Hilton. All of the Court’s justices are slated to attend: Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, who will make extended remarks about the current state of the judiciary, and Associate Justices Ming W. Chin, Carol A. Corrigan, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Leondra R. Kruger and Goodwin H. Liu. The BHBA is also recognizing Associate Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, who recently retired after serving on the Court for 23 years. Additionally, scholarships are being presented to seven economically disadvantaged, academically qualified, law students from Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law and USC Gould School of Law who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest efforts. The BHBA also presents awards to the winners of its annual “Rule of Law Writing Competition.” Proceeds from the event benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation scholarship program.
“The luncheon is an important tradition of the Beverly Hills Bar Association that provides an opportunity for the BHBA to recognize the Justices of the Supreme Court of California for their selfless dedication and outstanding service to the State,” says BHBA President Richard D. Kaplan, of Kaplan Marino, P.C. in Beverly Hills. “A tradition that began in 1954, it also enables Southern California lawyers and jurists an opportunity to get together outside of the court room.”
Adds Beverly Hills Bar Foundation President Linda Spiegel, “We are also proud to support through the Foundation’s scholarship and Rule of Law award programs deserving law school students whose public service makes a positive impact on the community.”
Scholarships recipients are Joy Yin Chang and Nidya Gutierrez of Loyola Law School; Edrina Nazaradeh of Pepperdine University School of Law; Rachelly Escobar of Southwestern Law School; Lucas Bueno and Luis Vasquez of UCLA Law School; and Rachel Feldman of University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.
In addition, Sandra Farzam of University of Southern California Gould School of Law is being awarded the Grand Prize for the BHBA’s annual “Rule of Law Writing Competition” for her paper entitled “Judicial Nonintervention as a Form of Religious Exemption?” Brittany Litzinger, also of University of Southern California Gould School of Law, receives Honorable Mention for her paper, “Technology and the Rule of Law: How Technological Advances Will Affect the Rule of Law in Developed Countries.”
Scholarship Donors are Greenberg Traurig; and Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP.
Champions of Justice Donors include Greenberg Glusker; Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg, Coleman & Gold LLP; Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; and Valensi Rose, PLC. Press Reception Co-Sponsors are Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; and Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP. The “Rule of Law Writing Competition” sponsor is Goodson Wachtel and Petrulis APC.
The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the fifth largest bar association in California, with nearly 5,000 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.
The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation (BHBF) is the charitable affiliate of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Its mission is to promote equal access to Justice through support of law-related education and community service projects, designed to educate and assist youth, adults and seniors.
Tickets to the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Supreme Court Luncheon are $220 per person ($245 after May 23, 2018). The Beverly Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. For tickets and information, please call (310) 601-2422 or visit www.bhba.org.