Meet New York’s Commercial Judges: By And For Junior Lawyers – Part 7
The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar is having a year-long series devoted to having junior attorneys interact and learn from New York’s Commercial Division Justices. We encourage you to invite junior attorneys from your firm to attend which they can do virtually from the office. There is so much to learn. It is free and invaluable for learning what these jurists expect from lawyers who appear before them and other strategies for success in the Commercial Division. This program will not be recorded – don't miss out!
This multi-part program which will involve young lawyers being paired with Commercial Division Justices to put on a "casual" conversation geared to what young lawyers (or future lawyers) should know about the court system and appearing before the Commercial Division.
This Session's guest: Hon. Fidel E. Gomez, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Civil Term
Former Bronx County Civil Court Justice Fidel E. Gomez took the ComDiv reigns in January of this year, after Justice McShan was appointed to the Appellate Division, Third Department. According to various biographical accounts, including from the Dominican Bar Association, Justice Gomez emigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young boy and was raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. He is a two-time graduate of SUNY Buffalo, receiving both a B.A. in Legal Studies in 1996 and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1999. Justice Gomez began his career as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department where he tried more than 30 cases in five years. After leaving Corp. Counsel’s office in 2004, Justice Gomez spent nearly a decade clerking for current SDNY District Judge Nelson S. Roman, both when Judge Roman was on the bench in Supreme Court, Bronx County (2004-09), as well as the Appellate Division, First Department (2009-13). Justice Gomez then returned to Bronx County Supreme to clerk for Justices Mitchell J. Danziger, Betty Owen Stinson (Ret.), Barry Salman (Ret.), and Ben Barbado before being elected to the bench himself in November 2017. Justice Gomez presided in Bronx County Civil Court until his ComDiv appointment January 2022. According to various biographical accounts, including from the Dominican Bar Association, Justice Gomez emigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young boy and was raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. He is a two-time graduate of SUNY Buffalo, receiving both a B.A. in Legal Studies in 1996 and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1999.
This series is organized by the following Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Committee Chairs:
Ralph Carter and Mark A. Berman, Co-Chairs of the Commercial Division Committee
Hamutal Lieberman, Programming and CLE Committee Chair
Viktoriya Liberchuk and Laura Tsang, Co-Chairs of the Young Lawyers Committee
If you are having any trouble registering, please contact our Member Resource Center Team at 800-582-2452.
SINGLE DAY PROGRAMS (Live, Webcast, Webinars & Video Replays)
Cancellations received more than 3 days from the scheduled program date: 100% refund
Cancellations received between 0-3 days from the scheduled program date: 100% refund (less the $25 cancellation fee)
Cancellations received after the scheduled program date: No refund
- April 4, 2023
- 1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education