U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will prove the third time’s a charm when he comes to talk about the legal impacts of globalization on Feb. 12 in a joint meeting with the Palm Beach County Bar Association. This will be his third time appearing before the two groups.
The noon meeting will be held at the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Member tickets will be on a first-come basis.
Tickets may not be ordered upon receipt of either your standard or electronic newsletter. Tickets are tight for this event because of limited space and the fact it is a joint meeting. The minute you receive your newsletter, order your one member ticket by phone: 561-881-9977. Special pricing for this meeting will be: member ticket, $50. There will be a handful of guest tickets (one per member) for $60. After the first 100 tickets are sold, the restrictions will be one per member and no more guest tickets. There will no reserved tables.
Following the program, Barnes & Noble will hold a book sale and signing in the lobby of Justice Breyer’s latest book The Court and the World: Law and the New Global Realities. In the book, Justice Breyer insists judges need to understand and engage with foreign and international law. To do otherwise, he says, is to try and navigate the globe with a blindfold.
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1964, Stephen Breyer held a clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg. President Jimmy Carter appointed him to the bench in 1980 as judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He became Chief Judge in 1990. President Bill Clinton appointed Breyer to the Supreme Court in 1994.