In recent years, the Supreme Court has convened in special sessions to commemorate historic occasions and to honor justices and court staff in memorial services. In one exceptional instance, Bernard Witkin – the preeminent California legal scholar, was also honored in this way. Historic sessions are presented below.
Memorials for selected members of the Supreme Court are located under the names of the individual justices on the California Supreme Court Justices page. Special Sessions for oral argument are located in the Guide to California Courts section.
Celebration of 150th Anniversary of the Supreme Court [PDF]
February 8, 2000
In Memoriam Bernard E. Witkin (1904 – 1995) – San Francisco, CA
December 3, 1996