Join us as we combine with the J Reuben Clark Law Society and the St. Thomas More Society to hear from the Hon. Kevin Culhane (Ret) on Ethics, Civility, and Professionalism in the Practice of Law. The event will be held at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Rosevill on Wednesday, April 12 at noon. Tickets are $25 if purchased online previous to the event, $30 at the door.
This event is sponsored by Palmer Kazanjian Wohl Hodson LLP.
Judge Culhane, currently a JAMS mediator, arbitrator, and referee, previously served for 13 years as a judge of the Sacramento Superior Court, including assignments in civil trials, civil law and motion, family law and probate.
Judge Culhane was recognized as Judge of the Year in 2012 by the SacramentoChapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Judge of the Year in 2013 by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers’ Association and Judge of the Year in 2017 by theSacramento County Bar Association.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Culhane handled complex civil litigation for 32 years. During this time, he handled and tried cases involving a broad range of disciplines, including products liability, personal injury, government tort liability, real property, insurance, and professional liability.
Judge Culhane’s commitment to community service and the rule of law were recognized during his years as a lawyer. He served as a member of the California State Bar’s Board of Governors, where he had primary responsibility for the overhaul of the state’s attorney discipline system and the establishment of the State Bar Court. He then served two terms as a member of the Judicial Council. In 1993, he was recognized by the Judicial Council for his distinguished service and his work to address gender bias in the courts.
Throughout Judge Culhane’s time as a practitioner and judge, he also served as a professor of law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he taught Torts, Advanced Torts, Evidence, Insurance Law, and Professional Responsibility to over 7,000 law students.