Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Chief Justice of California
When she was sworn into her current position in January 2011, Tani Cantil-Sakauye became the first person of color and the second woman to serve as the state’s chief justice. She has emerged as one of the country’s leading advocates for equal access to justice, civic education, and reform of court-funding models and procedures that unfairly impact the poor.