January 15, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: The Impact of Justice John Paul Stevens

Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

When Justice John Paul Stevens passed away last July at the age of 99, the 35 years he spent on the U.S. Supreme Court left him as one of the longest-serving and longest-living Justices in American history. Throughout his time on the Court, Justice Stevens became known as one of the most liberal justices. The opinions he wrote touched almost every aspect of American law, including administrative law (Chevron), criminal law (Apprendi), property rights (Kelo), and marijuana (Raich), and his dissents in cases like Bush v. Gore and Heller are taught in law school.

Join the ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter, the Appellate Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, and the Federal Bar Association of the Northern District of California for a panel discussion with former Stevens clerks and prominent members of the bench and bar on Justice Stevens’ impact during his decades on the Court, as well as the lessons to be learned from his life and tenure.


Hon. Daniel Bress, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Former Clerk to Justice Scalia

Hon. Leondra Kruger, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court; Former Clerk to Justice Stevens

Jeffrey Fisher, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, & ACS Faculty Advisor, Stanford Law School; Former Clerk to Justice Stevens

Kathleen Hartnett, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Former Clerk to Justice Stevens

Moderated By:

Ben Feuer, Chairman, California Appellate Law Group; Co-Chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Appellate Section

1.0  hour of MCLE credit (Appellate Specialization) is approved for this event. MCLE registration for the event begins at 5:30 p.m.

ACS members should email cle@sfbar.org to register for this event at the discounted rate. You can find out more about the event here.