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News Posted on October 31, 2012

Retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno Visits King Hall

Retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno visited King Hall on October 25, attending a luncheon with faculty and students and speaking on appellate advocacy to students from the King Hall clinical programs.  Justice Elena Duarte of the California Court of Appeal for the Third District joined the clinic presentations.

Justice Moreno had been scheduled to take part in a panel discussion of In re Sergio Garcia, the California Supreme Court case that will decide whether undocumented immigrants may be licensed to practice law in the state, but his arrival was delayed by a canceled flight.  The discussion went forward with Sergio Garcia and American Civil Liberties Union attorney Jennifer Chang Newell, moderated by Holly Cooper, staff attorney with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic.

Justice Moreno arrived that afternoon in time for a lunch with Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Professor Cruz Reynoso, California Supreme Court Clinic Director Aimee Feinberg, Immigration Law Clinic Director Amagda Pérez, Holly Cooper, and Civil Rights Clinic Supervising Attorney Carter "Cappy" White, and California Supreme Court Clinic students.  Justice Moreno and Justice Duarte later met with students from the California Supreme Court Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, and Civil Rights Clinic to speak on appellate advocacy.

A pioneering Latino in the judiciary and a longtime friend of the Law School, Justice Moreno frequently speaks at King Hall.  He served as a California Supreme Court Justice from 2002 until his retirement last year.