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Exchange Club Scholarship competitors to hear Judge Barry Baskin

Original post made by Steve Mick, Alamo, on Mar 1, 2010

On Monday, March 8, you are invited to hear Judge Baskin, a native of South Africa who has practiced in California since 1987. Judge Baskin, a member of the Contra Costa County Superior Court, also serves on the California Judges Association Ethics Committee and was recently awarded “Trial Judge of the Year” by ACCTLA. Judge Baskin will discuss the Balance of Power from the perspective of the Judicial Branch.

This is the third in the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley Scholarship Essay Competition speaker’s series. Judge Baskin will speak at the Veterans Hall on the corner of Hartz Avenue and West Prospect in Danville, from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM.

This influential speaker will address the theme of the competition this year “The Balance of Power – The Dynamic Tension between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of Government”. - this year's Essay Competition topic.

Awards are $1,500, $1,000 and $500 available to high school students. PG&E donated a scholarship grant and AT&T supported the installation of Freedom Shrines of Historical Documents. Other speakers have been former Assemblyman Guy Houston and businesswoman, Judy Lloyd. Former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach will speak March 22. For questions, visit


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