Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Dahlia Lithwick Discusses Her N.Y. Times Best-Seller “LADY JUSTICE”

Ms. Lithwick will be interviewed by
Hon. Beth Labson Freeman,
U.S. District Court
Northern District of California
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DAHLIA LITHWICK is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary, among other places. She is host of Amicus, Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court.

In 2018, Lithwick received the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Champion Award, and the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis. Lithwick won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October, 2018. In 2021, she was a recipient of the Women’s Media Center’s Exceptional Journalism Awards. In 2021 she won a Gracie Award for Amicus Presents: The Class of RBG, which featured the last in-person audio interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Lithwick has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Georgia Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem. She was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press. She has testified before Congress about access to justice in the era of the Roberts Court and how #MeToo impacts federal judicial law clerks. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, the Daily Show and is a frequent guest on The Rachel Maddow Show.

Ms. Lithwick earned her BA in English from Yale University and her JD degree from Stanford University. Her new book, Lady Justice, is forthcoming from Penguin Press (September 2022).  She is co-author of Me Versus Everybody (Workman Press, 2006) (with Brandt Goldstein) and of I Will Sing Life (Little, Brown 1992) (with Larry Berger). Her work has been featured in numerous anthologies including Jewish Jocks (2012), What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most (2013), About What was Lost (2006); A Good Quarrel (2009); Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Night-mare (2009); and Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary (2008).
JUDGE BETH FREEMAN was nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 2014 and received commission on February 26, 2014.

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned her J.D. degree at Harvard Law School in 1979.

Judge Freeman was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1979-1981 at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP and in San Francisco from 1981-1983 at the Lasky, Haas, Cohler and Munter LLP firm. She served as Deputy San Mateo County Counsel from 1983-2001, County of San Mateo Superior Court judge from 2001-2014 and was presiding judge from 2011-2012.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

  • Networking/Cocktail reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • CLE Program and Book Signing: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

5 Embarcadero Center
Waterfront Room - Atrium Level
San Francisco, CA 94111

Directions Venue Website

  • • ABTL Member: $40
  • • ABTL Member incl. a copy of the "Lady Justice" book: $65
  • • Non-Member: $60
  • • Non-Members incl. a copy of the "Lady Justice" book: $85
  • Sitting Judges - Complimentary

1 Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

This activity has been approved for MCLE by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour of ELIMINATION OF BIAS credit, as appropriate to the content of the activity. ABTL is a State Bar approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE. Certificates will be available at the event.