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Pathways to the Bench and Beyond
Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

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Find out how to become a judge from those who have done it. Hear from a panel of minority judges who will discuss their unique journeys to the bench. Learn how to get elected by running a successful campaign. If your desire is to be appointed, learn about the appointment and confirmation processes. The panel will share their experiences during the early years of their legal careers and how these experiences formed the foundation for their judicial careers. Hear what motivated them to pursue a judicial career, the challenges they face once on the bench and how they deal with these challenges daily. Find out what some judges do after leaving the bench.

Moderators :HON. DORIS GONZALEZ, Supreme Court of the State of New York Justice, Bronx County; HON. MILTON TINGLING, Supreme Court of the State of New York Justice, New York County

Speakers: HON . LUIS GONZALEZ, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department; HON. SYLVIA HINDS-RADIX, Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Second Judicial District; HON. DORA IRIZARRY, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; HON. LESLIE LEACH, Secretary of Appointments in Governor Cuomo’s Office; HON. DORIS LING-COHAN, Supreme Court of the State of New York Justice, General IAS Part; HON. KIYO MATSUMOTO, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; HON. JEFFERY OING, Supreme Court of the State of New York Justice, Commercial Division

Sponsored by:Committee on Minorities in the Profession, Jeanine Conley, Chair; Committee on Women in the Courts, Reema S. Abdelhamid, Chair; Committee to Encourage Judicial Service, Hon. Doris Gonzalez, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Courts, R. Nadine Fontaine, Chair

Co-sponsored by: Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA); Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY); Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities; Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA); Network of Bar Leaders; Puerto Rican Bar Association

 

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