A CONVERSATION WITH CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOSHUA P. GROBAN
By Cheryl Lee Johnson and Courtney A. Palko1
For the seventh consecutive year, we have been privileged to have a Justice of the California Supreme Court address our members. We welcomed Joshua P. Groban at the 2020 Golden State Institute. He shared with us his major life influences, his path to the California Supreme Court, his judicial philosophy, and his sports allegiances. The panel was presented in a question-and-answer format. What follows is an edited transcript of the conversation.
MS. COURTNEY PALKO:
It is our great honor to have with us today California Supreme Court Justice Joshua Groban, the most recent appointee to the Court. Justice Groban has had a remarkable career dedicated to legal excellence and public service. A southern California native, he was raised in Del Mar, California, where he attended public schools. His parents both led lives in public service; his father is a physician and professor at UC San Diego and VA hospitals and his mother is a retired social worker and former member of the Del Mar City Council.