|Witkin Legal Institute Programs
The Witkin Legal Institute participates in a range of programs statewide, including the following:
State Bar Annual Meeting
Each year, in September or October, the Witkin Legal Institute sponsors a substantive program at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California. Four of these program are available on videotape to law schools and bar associations.
Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition
Beginning in 1999, the Witkin Legal Institute assumed sponsorship of the Traynor Moot Court Competition from the California Young Lawyers Association of the State Bar of California. The competition has been held at the following locations:
Gordon D. Schaber Lecture
Each Fall, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Witkin Legal Institute sponsor the Gordon D. Schaber Memorial Lecture, named in honor of Gordon Schaber, for many years the Dean of McGeorge School of Law, and a founding members of the Witkin legal Institute Advisory Board. Schaber lecturers include the following:
Annually in June the Witkin Legal Institute provides a speaker for the Witkin luncheon of the Fresno County Bar Association. Witkin lecturers include Joseph Cotchett (1998), Justice Arthur Gilbert (1999), James Brosnahan (2000), James Brosnahan (2001), James Brosnahan (2002), Justice James Ward (2003), James Brosnahan (2004-2013).
Alameda County Law Library
Beginning in 2001, the Witkin Legal Institute began sponsoring an annual Spring Symposium with the Alameda County Law Library.
San Diego Events
The Witkin Legal Institute and Thomson Reuters West are sponsors of the San Diego Public Law Library Justice Foundation Bernard E. Witkin Award Dinner, held annually. For several years, the Institute sponsored an annual Spring Luncheon. Lecturers include Professor Erwin Chemerinsky (2003), James Brosnahan (2004), and James Brosnahan (2006).
Los Angeles Luncheon
Beginning in 2003, the Witkin Legal Institute began sponsoring an annual Fall luncheon with the litigation section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Lecturers include James Brosnanhan (2003), Professor Erwin Chemerinsky (2004), Walter Dellinger (2005), Justice Carol Corrigan (2006), Solicitor General Theodore Olson (2007), and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (2009), Justice Arthur Gilbert (2010), Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (2011), Justice Goodwin Liu (2013).
The Witkin Legal Institute has sponsored or participated in a number of other programs. For example, Professor James Hogan, a Witkin Fellow, spoke to local bar associations in Central California in 1998 and 1999. In 1998, the Institute and the State Law Library of California sponsored a symposium entitled "Shaping the Future of Legal Information."
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