Bridging the Justice Gap: The Right to a Lawyer

10/28/2008

BASF Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

James J. Brosnahan

James J. Brosnahan

Speaking Engagement

As California Chief Justice Ronald George has stated," if the motto 'and justice for all' becomes 'and justice for those who can afford it,' we threaten the very underpinnings of our social contract."

Join state leaders for a Town Hall Meeting in the effort to press legislators and executive officers to implement mandates and funding for civil representation to make equal justice under law a reality.

Welcome
Jim Donato
President, The Bar Association of San Francisco
Cooley, Godward, Kronish LLP

A Look Back at Civil Representation
The Honorable Earl Johnson, Jr. (Ret.)
Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
Los Angeles

Topics
An Overview of the Need
Assessing the Impact of the Justice Gap
Solutions and Practical Considerations

Moderator
Phil Bronstein • Editor at Large
Hearst Newspaper Division and The San Francisco Chronicle

Speakers
The Honorable Steve Austin • Chair, Access to Justice Commission, Contra Costa County Superior Court
James J. Brosnahan • Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Holly Fujie • President-Elect of the State Bar of California
Michael Hennessey • Sheriff, San Francisco County
Bruce Ives • Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company
Clare Pastore • Associate Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Of Counsel, ACLU Foundation of Southern CA
The Honorable Maria Rivera • Associate Justice, First District Court of Appeal
Mark Schickman • Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service

Co-sponsors: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, and National Bar Association Region IX

This event is free. Please RSVP to Barbara Fanning at bfanning@sfbar.org.

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