Photo Gallery: NYSBA Civics Convocation 2024 with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Thursday at a New York State Bar Association Civics Convocation to explore how to ensure New Yorkers understand what the U.S. Constitution guarantees and how our democracy works.

In addition, after her remarks Justice Sotomayor answered questions from several area students.

The aim of the Civics Convocation was to bring together luminaries from the worlds of education, government, and law to examine a troubling lack of basic knowledge among adults and young people about civics – with many Americans unable to name the three branches of government or describe their responsibilities as citizens.

View photos from the event below: