Thursday, March 22, 2018
Lincoln Auditorium – Idaho State Capitol
Admission is Free and Open to the Public
5:00 p.m. MT – Lecture
1.0 CLE Credit (pending)
4:00 p.m. PT – Viewing of Livestream at College of Law Courtroom
Webcast Provided by Idaho Public Television
Keynote Speaker – Chief Justice Nathan Hecht
Texas Supreme Court
Chief Justice Hecht is the 27th chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He has been elected to the court six times, first in 1988 as a justice, and most recently in 2014 as chief justice. He is the longest-serving member of the court in Texas history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Throughout his service on the court, Chief Justice Hecht has overseen revisions to the rules of administration, practice and procedure in Texas courts, and was appointed by the chief justice of the United States to the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. The lecture will address the topic of access to justice.
The Denton Darrington Annual Lecture on Law and Government was begun in 2013 to honor former Idaho State Senator Denton Darrington who served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 23 years. The lecture is sponsored by the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho State Bar and Law Foundation. The lecture series is designed to address a wide range of topics related to the improved administration of justice and features national, state and regional speakers to address Idaho citizens, students, and officials from all three branches of government.