California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (U.S. FWN100™ ’07) recipient of Sandra Day O’Connor Award for commitment to civics education

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California Chief Justice Tan Cantil-Sakauye

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 17, 2019 – Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the recipient of the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education, presented annually by the National Center for State Courts. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye will be presented the award in October during the annual meeting of the California Judges Association and California Lawyers Association in Monterey, California.

The award honors an organization, court, program, or individual who has promoted, inspired, improved, or led an innovation or accomplishment in the field of civics education related to the justice system.

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye was selected for her long-time commitment to civics education and for her strategic but personal approach to the issue. “She doesn’t just bring good ideas, she delivers the nuts and bolts,” said a member of the nominating committee. “Her contributions are extensive and have made real impact.”