The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the Appellate Courts Section of the LA County Bar Association, the Department of Political Science of Loyola
Marymount University, and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society are pleased to announce a Conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the Omnibus
Judgeship Act of 1978.
The Omnibus Judgeship Act of 1978 transformed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by creating ten new judgeships for the Court. President Carter filled
all these new spots, along with five other judicial vacancies.The Act also authorized the Ninth Circuit to create its unique “limited en banc court”
of fewer than all active judges.
Hon. J. Clifford Wallace,
Hon. Mary M. Schroeder,
Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson,
Hon. William C. Canby, Jr.,
Hon. Stephen Reinhardt,
Hon. A. Wallace Tashima,
Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw,
and Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr.
present their insights in conversation with principal moderator Professor Arthur D. Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The Judges will share both their recollections and their contemporary perspectives on what the impact of the Judgeship Act has been on the Ninth Circuit, both in the immediate aftermath and in the longer term.
Did you miss this program?? Watch the videos!!