The San Diego Law Library and the Lawyers Club of San Diego welcomed a sold out audience to the law library for a fascinating discussion of the ground breaking career of California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird.

Professor and author of book, The Case of Rose Bird, Dr. Kathleen Cairns of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo discussed the factors that contributed to her meteoric rise and fall. Also, she talked about the impact her ouster from the California Supreme Court has had on the judiciary throughout the United States. The politicization of her judicial tenure was unique at the time, but is now commonplace throughout the country.

The Hon. Yvonne E. Campos spoke to the impact that Rose Bird had on women in the law and judiciary. She discussed how Bird’s judicial philosophy has been ignored and that it was time for a serious appraisal. San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott moderated a lively question and answer session. The night ended with guests enjoying some truly extraordinary refreshments.

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