Meet the Judge: Lilliana Estrella-Castillo

New York City Bar
Webcast
Meet the Judge: Hon. Lilliana Estrella-Castillo
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Program Fee:
Students or Alumni of Sponsoring Schools: Free
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

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Description:
Join the New Lawyer Institute for a discussion with NYS Division of Human Rights Chief Administrative Law Judge Lilliana Estrella-Castillo. Learn about Chief ALJ Estrella-Castillo’s career path and hear her tips as you launch your own career as an attorney. This program is part of a series by the New Lawyer Institute to introduce recent law school graduates to members of New York’s judiciary.

Moderator:
Daniel Kessler, Assistant Corporation Counsel(Not Yet Admitted), New York City Law Department

Speaker:
Lilliana Estrella-Castillo, Chief Administrative Law Judge, New York State Division of Human Rights

Lilliana Estrella-Castillo joined the New York State Division of Human Rights in January 1999, as a Senior Attorney in the Office of Administrative Law Judges, a title she held until September 2002, when she was appointed Administrative Law Judge.  As Administrative Law Judge, she presided over pre-hearing settlement conferences, preliminary conferences, and public hearings in cases where the Division issued a finding of probable cause.  She served as Administrative Law Judge until May 2013, when she was appointed Chief Administrative Law Judge, a title she currently holds. As Chief Administrative Law Judge, she is responsible for the day to day statewide operations of the Hearing Unit, involving supervision of Administrative Law Judges, as well as the Calendar Unit which schedules all administrative matters coming before the Unit.


Before joining the Division, she was an attorney in private practice for a boutique general practice law firm.


Lilliana received her law degree from New York Law School and her undergraduate degree from Fordham University (College at Lincoln Center).  She is a member of the National Association of Administrative Judiciary. 
She lists as one of her greatest achievements the title of “Mom” which she first acquired in 1988, and again in 1992, and 1998.
 
Sponsoring Association Committee: 
New Lawyers Institute, Brian Farkas, Chair 

Law School Sponsors:
Albany Law
Brooklyn Law School
Cardozo
Columbia Law
CUNY Law
Drexel Law
Duke Law School
Fordham
Hofstra
Maryland
New York Law School
NYU Law
Pace School of Law
Penn Law
Quinnipiac Law
Rutgers
Seton Hall
St Johns Law School
Syracuse
Touro
UConn
Yale
 


Where
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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