2017 - County of San Diego Bar Association Event
Theresa Thompson and Sandra Gonzalez, International Legal Center invited to attend San Diego Bar Association "Happy Hour for the Balance of Power", guest speakers Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, National Co-Chair, Informed Voters Project, and Hon. Judith McConnell Administrative Presiding Justice
California Court of Appeal.
Theresa Thompson and Sandra Gonzalez smile in support of Informed Voters Project with Judge Judith McConnell and Judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye, it was an honor to attend the event. Judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye shows Theresa Thompson the "Emmy Award" won for the National Association of Women Judges NAWJ for the Sandra Day O'Connor film "Fair and Free." The film “Fair and Free,” conceived, written and produced by award-winning television writer and producer Jonathan Shapiro (The Blacklist, Life, Boston Legal, The Practice), featured former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The film is the centerpiece of the NAWJ effort to combat civics education illiteracy which threatens to undermine the nation’s fundamental institutions. It is also the first of what promises to be many more efforts to have Hollywood storytellers help teach important democratic principles.
Supported by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Presiding Justice Judith McConnell and Justice Joan Irion of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and retired Judge of the United States Court of appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Dean Deanell Tacha of the Pepperdine University School of Law, among others, this work began in 2007 with then California Chief Justice Ronald George’s Commission on Impartial Courts. It includes work by lawyers, law professors, as well as members of the bench, and numerous civics education partner organizations, such as the California League of Women Voters.
County of San Diego Bar Association