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Demystifying Judicial Screening Panels: How you can Actively Participate in the Judicial Selection Process
Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


To register for this event, please go to: http://screeningpanels.eventbrite.com

 

Judicial screening panels play an instrumental part in the judicial election and appointment processes in both federal and state courts.  We invite you to learn how you can serve on these influential judicial screening panels and why such service is critically important to our profession.

Moderator:
R. NADINE FONTAINE , President-Elect, Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Chair, Minorities in the Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association and Chair, Joint Minority Bar Judicial Screening Panel

Panelists:
ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L.T. WRIGHT , County Leader, New York County Democratic Committee; XAVIER DONALDSON, Former Administrator, New York County Democratic Committee Supreme Court Screening Panel; Past President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association; ELIZABETH DONOGHUE , Chair, New York City Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee; STEPHEN P. YOUNGER , Counsel, New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination; Member, Governor’s First Department Judicial Screening Committee; HON. ZACHARY W. CARTER , Chairman , New York City Mayor’s Committee on the Judiciary; JAMES P. CHOU, Former Administrator, Democratic Committee’s Independent Judicial Screening Panel for Civil Court and Surrogate Court positions; Past President, Asian American Bar Association of New York; Co-Chair of the Association’s Judiciary Committee; MANUEL A. ROMERO , Member, Governor’s Second Department Judicial Screening Committee, the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Second and Thirteenth Judicial Districts, the Judiciary Committees of the Brooklyn Bar Association and the Kings County Democratic Party, and the NYSBA’s Committee to Review Judicial Nominations

Event Hosts:
The Asian American Bar Association of New York, Association of Black Women Attorneys, Dominican Bar Association, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, New York City Bar Association’s Committee to Encourage Judicial Service, Minorities in the Courts Committee and Minorities in the Profession Committee, New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers’ Association Task Force on Judicial Selection, Nigerian Lawyers Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York

 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)