Memorial Hall, Phoenix Steele Indian School Park

Yesterday the Arizona Supreme Court and the State Bar of Arizona collaborated on a great event: a commemoration of the centennial of the Arizona Constitution.

It was held at the historic Memorial Hall at the Phoenix Steele Indian School Park. The wonderful venue was where a crowd of attorneys, judges and other history-lovers gathered to hear a variety of speakers on the topic of the state’s top code. (CLE and COJET credit were also available.)

Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch

Speakers included U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.), Arizona Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch and former Arizona Chief Justice Ruth V.  McGregor.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.)

Presenters were Judge Penny Willrich (ret.), now a Professor at the Phoenix School of Law; Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (who just wrote for Arizona Attorney Magazine on Jacob Weinberger, a lawyer who served as a constitutional delegate); Paul Bender, Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; attorney Paul Eckstein, Perkins Coie Brown & Bain PA; and Clint Bolick, Litigation Director at the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf–Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

More coverage will follow (online or in Arizona Attorney Magazine). In the meantime, here are some photos from the event.

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