Past Event

Stephen Zack, American Bar Association President: Threats to American Justice

Thu, Jul 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Threats to American Justice

Stephen Zack, President, American Bar Association 

Geoffrey Hazard, Thomas E. Miller Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law - Moderator

Lauded as one of the country’s best lawyers in 2011 and the American Bar Association’s first Hispanic president, Zack will discuss underlying threats to the American legal system such as underfunding and political indecisiveness. Zack fled Cuba at the age of 14 after a harrowing night of detention and isolation at the hands of the Cuban secret police. After building up a powerhouse Florida litigation firm, he was tapped by David Boies to work on Gore vs. Bush in 2000. Following that monumental case, the two law firms merged. Come listen to one of the nation’s top legal voices speak about what he sees as a failing system.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century Series, Underwritten by the Charles Geschke Family