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Judicial Independence And the Rule of Law: A Conversation B

Judicial Independence, the Rule of Law & Administration of the Judiciary: A Conversation between the Mexican and New York Judiciary
Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Format: In-Person 

This very distinguished panel of jurists will provide a comparative overview of the administration of the New York judiciary and the federal judiciary in Mexico. Panelists will discuss the issue of budgeting, the judicial civil service, and the process of appointing judges. 

The panel will address ways the international legal community and bar associations can support judges against threats to their judicial independence. 

Michael Fernandez, Member, Cozen O'Connor 
Diego Sierra Laris, Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico 

Hon. Alfredo Gutierrez Ortiz-Mena, Justice, Supreme Court of Justice Mexico
Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York

Jaime Chavez Alor, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice 

Sponsoring Organization:
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director

Co-Sponsoring Committees: 

Inter-American Affairs, Jessenia Vazcones-Yagual, Chair
Task Force for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Christopher Pioch, Chair 

Co-Sponsoring Organizations: 
Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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