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
ANNUAL BANQUET AND
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The Bellevue Club
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
June 19, 2019
This year our annual banquet falls on June 19th also referred to by many Americans as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. Due to this wonderful coincidence, our
Keynote Speaker will be the
Honorable Charles Smiley who will give a presentation on the history of early African American legal advocacy in California.
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ANNUAL BANQUET AND AUCTION!
June 19, 2019
at The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue,
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