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Retired Federal Judge to Answer the Question “Who Needs a Lawyer Anyway?”

March 18, 2013 – 

Retired U.S. Circuit Judge Deanell Reece Tacha, Dean of Pepperdine University School of Law, will deliver the Second Annual Judge Leonard I. Garth Lecture at Rutgers School of Law–Newark at 6 pm on April 8, 2013. Her topic is “Who Needs a Lawyer Anyway?”

Pre-registration is required at http://law.newark.rutgers.edu/garth.

Dean Tacha is widely esteemed for her career in the federal judiciary and higher education. She was a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for more than 25 years, including seven years as Chief Judge. She has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and served on the Conference’s Executive Committee. She also has represented the U.S. judiciary internationally on several occasions.

Dean Tacha is a recipient of the Devitt Award, the highest honor given to a federal judge for distinguished lifetime service, and the ABA’s John Marshall Award for her positive impact on the justice system.

Judge Garth is U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was in private practice before his 1969 nomination by President Richard M. Nixon as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He was elevated to the Third Circuit in 1973 and assumed senior status in 1986. The law clerks and family of Judge Garth, and his former firm, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard, PA, created the Garth Lecture Series in honor of their mentor and to promote the advancement of the law as the foundation of a just and free society so amply demonstrated by the judge’s example.

What:Second Annual Judge Leonard I. Garth Lecture
Who:Deanell Reece Tacha, Dean of Pepperdine University School of Law and Judge (Ret.) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
When:6 pm, Monday, April 8, 2013
Where:Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark