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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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The presiding judges of the state’s top courts on how to ensure fair treatment under the law for every Texan.

Supported by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (Texas State of Mind)

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Emma Platoff

Breaking News and Civil Courts Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Platoff is a breaking news and civil courts reporter for The Texas Tribune. She is the former managing editor of the Yale Daily News and a former intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Hartford Courant. Platoff is a graduate of Yale University.

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Nathan Hecht

Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
Hecht was appointed chief justice by then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. First elected to the state’s high court in 1988, he is the longest-serving Texas Supreme Court member in history. He has led the court’s efforts to ensure Texans have access to basic civil legal services and serves... Read More →
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Sharon Keller

Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Keller has served on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals since 1994 and was the first woman elected to be presiding judge in 2000. She serves as chairman of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and is on the board of the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Keller is also... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room