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Constance Baker Motley Symposium – John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award Ceremony – Honorary Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award: Annual Meeting 2021

Constance Baker Motley Symposium – John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award Ceremony – Honorary Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award: Annual Meeting 2021

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Program Agenda

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

 

5:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Welcome and Introductions

Speakers

Mirna M. Santiago, Esq. | Girls Rule The Law, Pawling, NY
Violet E. Samuels, Esq. | Samuels & Associates PC, Queens, NY

 

5:05 PM – 6:00 PM

I Am Woman, Hear Me  Roar: The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An intimate discussion on the impact that RBG made through her famous dissents. For instance, her dissent in Ledbetter v. Goodyear has been cited as the catalyst for the Equal Pay Act of 2009 (the Lilly Ledbetter Act). Therefore, even though she was unable to move her fellow justices, her well-reasoned and impassioned dissent caused the Legislative Branch to take a second look at the injustice that was being perpetuated against women and they changed the law.
This discussion will explore how lawyers and the legal community can promote diversity and inclusion through its judiciary.  Discussion will follow on overcoming gender bias in the legal profession, leadership for women lawyers and the art of persuasion.

Speaker

Hon. Jenny  Rivera  | Associate Judge, Court of Appeals

Moderator

Hon. Cheryl E. Chambers | Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias 

 

6:00 PM – 6:10 PM

Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Presentation

Speaker

Mary Lynn Nicolas-Brewster  | Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, New York, NY

 

6:10 PM – 6:20 PM

Inaugural Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Beacon Award Ceremony

Presenter

Seymour W. James, Esq. | Baker Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP,  New York, NY

 

6:20 PM – 6:30 PM

John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity  Trailblazer Award Ceremony 

Presenter

Violet E. Samuels, Esq. | Samuels & Associates, PC, Queens, NY

Diversity Event Sponsors

Start Date:
  • January 19, 2021
Start Time:
  • 5:00 PM
End Time:
  • 6:30 PM
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • AM2021/CBMS
NYSBA Member Price: $0.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $0.00