Constance Baker Motley Symposium

Virtual Only Event

Friday, January 21, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs:

Mirna M. Santiago, Esq., Founder, Girls Rule the Law, Inc., Pawling, NY
Violet E. Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC,

Program Chair:

Margaret T. Ling, Esq., Big Apple Abstract Corp., Bayside, NY

Annual Meeting 2022 Agenda

Constance Baker Motley Symposium

Friday, January 21, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1.0 MCLE Credit
1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

This program is not transitional and is not suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs:

Mirna M. Santiago, Esq., Founder, Girls Rule the Law, Inc., Pawling, NY
Violet E. Samuels, Esq., Samuels & Associates, PC,

Program Chair:

Margaret T. Ling, Esq., Big Apple Abstract Corp., Bayside, NY

2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Speakers:

T. Andrew Brown, Esq.
Managing Partner
Brown Hutchinson LLP
Rochester, NY

Sherry Levin Wallach, Esq.
Deputy Executive Director
The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
White Plains, NY

Alisha Udhwani, Esq.
President
Virgin Island Bar Association

2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

What do the Insular Cases, Voter Suppression Efforts and the Anti-CRT Movement Have in Common?

CUNY Law Professor Natalie Gomez-Velez and NY Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera will hold an informative and spirited discussion on the common threads running through these timely topics – a concerted effort at disinformation and burying the truth about the country’s history of systemic racism and white supremacy -and what we, as lawyers, can do to enforce the rule of law and create a society that is inclusive and representative of all.

Speakers:

Hon. Jenny Rivera
Associate Judge
New York State Court of Appeals
Albany, NY

Natalie M. Gomez-Velez, Esq.
Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law
Long Island City, NY

Moderator:

Mirna M. Santiago, Esq.
Founder
Girls Rule the Law, Inc.
Pawling, NY

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
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