In-person FPC Palo Alto Courtyard and on Zoom
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Graciously cosponsored by the Social Justice Ministry of First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
In Her Honor, Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell provides a rare and thought-provoking insider account of our legal system, sharing vivid stories of the cases that came through her courtroom and revealing the strengths, flaws, and much-needed changes within our courts.
Judge Cordell, the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California, knows firsthand how prejudice has permeated our legal system. And yet, she believes in the system. From ending school segregation to legalizing same-sex marriage, its progress relies on legal professionals and jurors who strive to make the imperfect system as fair as possible.
Cordell’s candid account of her years on the bench shines light on all areas of the legal system, from juvenile delinquency and the shift from rehabilitation to punishment, along with the racial biases therein, to the thousands of plea bargains that allow our overburdened courts to stay afloat―as long as innocent people are willing to plead guilty.
Copies of Her Honor will be available for sale and signing. Judge Cordell will also be happy to sign previously purchased copies. To get a copy of Her Honor in advance of the program, may we suggest you order online from our good friends at Reach & Teach Books –Hardcover or Paperback.
In light of the fact that this event will mark PPJC’s return to in-person programs after a long hiatus due to the pandemic, please join us after Judge Cordell’s talk for a “Welcome Back” Ice Cream Social. (Our treat!)