Annual Banquet and Guest Speakers
Each June, the Earl Warren Inn has its end of the year dinner. A guest speaker is invited to lecture or present a program on a topic of his or her choice.
In 2013, we were immensely pleased and honored to have attorney Dale Minami as our guest banquet speaker. Dale spoke of his experiences in the 1970s as one of the few asian and minority attorneys practicing in Alameda County, and key figures from the bench and bar of that era. He then tied it into the 1982 lawsuit he was involved in seeking to overturn convictions from WWII of Japanese-Americans (U.S. Citizens) who were convicted for resisting the curfews and mass imprisonment of Japanese-American in relocation camps. See feature immediately to the right. ->
For 2012, the guest speaker was California Associate Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, who shared his seemingly random path to the state's highest court, after rebelling against his parents wishes that he become a doctor.
For 2011, Earl Warren Inn member Catherine Ongiri shared her experience visiting England as one of two Pegasus Scholars from the USA.
The banquet evening includes a silent auction of donated items which have included unique jewelry, wine, box tickets to the San Francisco Giants, and a Louis Vuitton briefcase. Proceeds go to scholarships and other good causes.
Finally, the high school recipients of our D. Lowell Jensen scholarships are announced, and awarded to the students.
EARL WARREN INN OF COURT
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION AND
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
June 15, 2020
We are pleased to announce our guest speaker is the Honorable Martin Jenkins.
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ANNUAL BANQUET AND AUCTION!
June 15, 2020
1997 Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin
1998 Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George
1999 California Attorney General Bill Lockyer
2000 Joint Dinner with Contra Costa County - program
given by EWAIC
2001 City of Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown
2002 Honorable La Doris Cordell, Stanford University
2003 Jeffrey Bleich, Esq.
2004 A professor from Boalt School of Law.
2005 No speaker
2006 No speaker
2007 Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan
2008 Professor Jesse Choper, Boalt Hall
2009 Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert
2010 Professor Kirk Boyd, director - 2048 Project.
2011 Catherine Ongiri, Esq. - Pegasus Scholar
2012 Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu
2013 Dale Minami, Esq.
2014 Prof. Gerald Uelman
2015 Hon. D. Lowell Jensen
2016 Hon. Carl E. Stuart - President of the American Inns of Court
2017 No speaker
2018 No speaker
2019 Hon. Charles Smiley
2020 Justice Martin Jenkins