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Diversity on the New York State and Federal Benches

Diversity on the New York State and Federal Benches
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Members

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Program Note:  
Diversity is a fundamental component of a fair and impartial judiciary.  It is essential to obtaining the public trust that the court system and the decisions it renders are legitimate.  The court’s legitimacy is strengthened when judges share characteristics that are similar to the public at large.  This program features a conversation among jurists from our state and federal benches on the importance of diversity in the judicial branches of our state and federal governments.  The panelists will also talk about their path to the bench, any adversity that they faced, and their views on how diversity can be enhanced in the profession and the courts.  

Hon. Edgardo Ramos, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Hon. Jenny Rivera, New York State Court of Appeals
Hon. Dianne Renwick, New York State Appellate Division, First Department

Moderated by:
Stephanie M. Cipolla, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Sponsoring Committee:
Recruitment & Retention of Lawyers, Michele Cerezo-Natal & Muhammad Faridi, Co-chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Federal Courts, Harry Sandick, Chair
Minorities in the Courts,  Christopher Wilds, Chair  
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, Bart J. Eagle, Chair

Related Report:
Sealing the Leaks: Recommendations to Diversify and Strengthen the Pipeline to the Legal Profession - May 16, 2019

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