2020 ABA Virtual Annual Meeting: Convening for Justice

Hosted By: American Bar Association

Justice in the Crosshairs: Defending Judicial Independence—The Keystone of Justice—In the U.S. and the World

True justice and public respect for the rule of law depends on fair application of the law by an impartial, independent and credible judiciary not beholden to special interest groups and political contributors. This panel will explore threats to judicial independence in the U.S. and abroad and the duty of attorneys to combat them.

Fenwick partner and commercial litigation group chair Laurence Pulgram and Hon. Richard Ginkowski, President of Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association, will co-moderate this panel on Friday, July 31, at 8:00am PDT.


Associate Justice José Ramón Cossío Diaz, Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico, Mexico City

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Texas Supreme Court, Austin, Texas

Judge Dariusz Masur, Third Criminal Division, Regional Court, Krakow, Poland

Former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, Iowa Supreme Court, Des Moines, Iowa