Margaret Brent 2012 Honoree Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, is the first Asian-Filipina American woman in the history of the nation to as a state chief justice. Before this appointment, Cantil-Sakauye served in numerous judicial offices on California’s appellate and trial courts. Throughout her career, she has been a source of advice for minority and women lawyers and judges. She is committed to the goal of diversifying California’s judicial system. One way she is doing this is by reaching out to underserved populations. Cantil-Sakauye has mentored and guided law students, including actively supporting an outreach program that assists socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students with their law-school admissions process.