Programs

CSCHS sponsors a variety of educational programs, receptions, archival projects, oral history projects and a student writing competition. Grants and gifts are available from the Society for scholarly projects and publications dealing with California legal and judicial history that advance the mission of the Society.


 

Current Program

 

The California Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to present the following program:

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Free Speech and the Internet

Presentation by Mitchell Keiter, Esq.

There is no charge for this program.

1 hour MCLE Credit is available to California Supreme Court Historical Society members at no charge. Non-members may purchase MCLE credit for $25.0

Program Registration for Webinar and MCLE credit

Program Flyer

This program is being co-sponsored by

Alameda County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
California Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association – Northern District of California Chapter
The Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
Orange County Bar Association
Riverside County Bar Association
Sacramento County Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society


Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Looking Back:

A Review of Significant Decisions of The California Supreme Court in 2023

Introduction by California Supreme Court Justice Joshua Groban
Presentation by David A. Carrillo, Berkeley Law

There is no charge for this program.

1 hour MCLE Credit is available to California Supreme Court Historical Society members at no charge. Non-members may purchase MCLE credit for $25.00

Program Registration for Webinar and MCLE credit

Program Flyer

This program is being co-sponsored by

Alameda County Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Berkeley Law
California Constitution Center
California Lawyers Association
Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research
Institute for Governmental Studies
The Los Angeles County Bar Association
The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society


Wednesday, January 17, 2024 – Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Unholy Covenants:

How California Courts Came to Enforce Racial and Ethnic Restrictions
on Housing and Their Impact Today

Presented by Bob Wolfe
Supervising Attorney, Court of Appeal (ret.)

There is no charge for this program.

1 hour MCLE Credit is available to California Supreme Court Historical Society members at no charge. Non-members may purchase MCLE credit for $25.00

Program Registration for Webinar and MCLE credit

Program Flyer

This program is being co-sponsored by

The Bar Association of San Francisco
The Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society


 

The Bernard E. Witkin Oral History Project

Bernard E. Witkin

Bernard E. Witkin

The California Supreme Court Historical Society has launched The Bernard E. Witkin Oral History Project to interview former members of the the California judiciary and others to create an archival record of Witkin’s influence on the California Supreme Court and the California Judiciary.

The focus of the project will be to conduct research, obtain archival materials, and record oral histories relating to Witkin’s role as a special advisory member of the California Judicial Council, his influence on judicial opinion writing, judicial appointments and judicial education, and his role in the founding of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.

For further information about the project or to contribute remembrances of Bernie Witkin please contact witkinstories@gmail.com


 

The CSCHS Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition in California Legal History

An annual competition for law students and graduate students to write about California legal history including the history of the California Supreme Court.


 

California Supreme Court Oral History Project – University of California, Berkeley

The California Supreme Court Oral History Project carries out research interviews with retired justices to create an archival complement to the written record of California’s highest court and, by extension, the lower California courts. This project is partially funded by the California Supreme Court Historical Society.