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Meet the Judge: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy

Meet the Judge: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

This program is part of the New Lawyer Institute. Students and Alumni from sponsoring law schools: To ensure your free registration, please update the 'law school' section under Manage My Account prior to registering, or register using your law school email address.

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.

Join the New Lawyer Institute for a discussion with Justice Tanya R. Kennedy. Learn about Justice Kennedy’s path to the bench and hear her tips as you launch your 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.

Daniel Kessler, Incoming Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department

The Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy, First Department, Appellate Division.

Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy was appointed this past July as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.  Justice Kennedy served as a Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County, since January 2016, after election in November 2015. She was elected to Civil Court in November 2005 and thereafter served in Criminal Court (January 2006-September 2008), Civil Court (September 2008-December 2009), Family Court (January 2010-December 2010), as Acting Supreme Court Justice (January 2011-December 2012) and as Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County (January 2014-December 2015). She is also a former Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she taught a Juvenile Justice seminar for ten years.

Justice Kennedy is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Bar Association and past chair of the organization’s Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Women in Law Section of the New York State Bar Association; member of the Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York; member of the Board of Overseers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she received her law degree; and an Advisory Board Member of Penn State Law. Justice Kennedy is the Past President of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ).  
Sponsoring Association Committee: 
New Lawyers Institute, Brian Farkas, Chair 

Law School Sponsors:
Albany Law
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia Law
Drexel Law
Duke Law School
New York Law School
Pace School of Law
Penn Law
Quinnipiac Law
Seton Hall
St Johns Law School

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