Upcoming Events Calendar
If you would like to post events on the NAWJ calendar, please send an e-mail
with “NAWJ Calendar Submission” in the subject line to
email@example.com and include the following information event date, time,
title (e.g., “District 4 Meeting”), brief description, contact
information (name, telephone and/or e-mail), location (place,
address, city, state).
January 22, 2015 • 5:00 pm - 7:30pm
| ||California Women’s Lawyers Retirement Celebration for Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein|
Additional partners included the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (BWLLA), Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA), Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA), NAWJ, and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).
Presiding Justice Lee Smalley Edmon, Division Three, Second District Court of Appeal (effective 1-5-2015)
Presiding Justice Norman L. Epstein, Division Four, Second District Court of Appeal
Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell, Division One, Fourth District Court of Appeal
Wendy Behan, President of California Women Lawyers
Contact Information: RSVP required. For more information and to register, please visit www.cwl.org. To sponsor, click here.
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California
February 12, 2015 • 3:30 pm - 5:30pm
| ||A Perspective on Current Threats to a Fair and Impartial Judiciary|
The program, moderated by Dr. Pascale Charlot, Dean of the Honors College at Miami Dade College, will include panelists: Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III; Justice Barbara J. Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court, Co-Chair of the Florida Informed Voter’s Project; and Oscar Sanchez, an attorney at Akerman LLP. Sponsors include: Akerman, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and NAWJ’s Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project. Download the flyer here.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Linda Leali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Avenue
March 5, 2015 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm
March 9, 2015
| ||Janet Langhart Cohen’s One Act play Anne & Emmett|
After a reception, Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, NAWJ Finance Committee Chairperson & Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County will welcome everyone to the performance of Janet Langhart Cohen’s Play, “Anne & Emmett”, based on the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl, and a victim of the Holocaust, and Emmett Till, a young African American boy murdered in the segregated American South during the Jim Crow era. After the performance, a panel discussion with Q & A will be moderated by Justice Juanita Bing Newton, Dean, New York State Judicial Institute. Panelists to include: Janet Langhart Cohen, Playwright, “Anne & Emmett”; Keith A. Beauchamp, Filmmaker, “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till”; Retired Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, NAWJ Past President; and Retired Justice for the Appellate Division-First Department Shiri B. Sandler, U.S. Director, Auschwitz Jewish Center.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact District Two Director Judge Betty J. Williams by email at email@example.com.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street, S-115K
New York, New York
March 11, 2015 • 6:00pm
| ||New York MentorJet at New York University|
DESCRIPTION: NAWJ New York and the New York Women’s Bar Association will hold a MentorJet networking session at New York University on March 9, 2015.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Justice Betty J. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York University
New York, New York
March 19, 2015 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
| ||Judicial Appointment of Counsel – Developing Diverse Leadership in the Law|
Judges appoint special masters, lead counsel in class action cases, and trustees and receivers in civil and probate cases. Courts also appoint counsel to court committees and task forces that do important policy and oversight work within the legal system. Join this panel of distinguished experts to explore the use of the judicial power of appointment to improve access to justice, promote diversity in the legal profession, and provide an important platform for the development of leaders of the bar. The program will begin with Opening Remarks by attorney Elizabeth Hernandez, Akerman LLP, followed by a panel moderated by attorney Jamie Zysk Isani, Hunton & Williams LLP to include: Judge Beth Bloom, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; attorney Linda Leali, Shareholder, Linda Leali, P.A.; Judge Meenu Sasser, Circuit Civil Division, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida; and Judge Sarah Zabel, Circuit Family Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. A cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion. Download the flyer here.
Contact Information: To RSVP, please contact Michelle Reyes at email@example.com.
The Offices of Akerman LLP
One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 2500
March 25, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
| ||Outreach Panel at Cornell Law School|
NAWJ member and friends will discuss and take questions their respective paths to the bench, the importance of diversity in the Bar and on the Bench, work/life balance in law careers, and the history and work of the National Association of Women Judges. (Download here).
Panelist will include: Hon. Anne Murray Patterson, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Hon. Elizabeth Garry, Justice for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department; and program coordinator Hon. Debra A. James, New York State Supreme Court New York County, Civil Branch.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Hon. Debra A. James, New York State Supreme Court at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Lounge at Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York
| ||White & Case Presents Color of Justice|
White & Case LLP will hold its third Color of Justice program for students of the Washington Middle School for Girls at its law offices in Washington, D.C.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact NAWJ at email@example.com.
Washington, District of Columbia
April 28, 2015 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
April 6, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
| ||Sex Trafficking: Underage Victims in New York Courts|
The New York Chapter of the NAWJ, New York County Lawyers Association’s Judicial Section Law Related Education Committee and the Justice Center join to present a session on sex trafficking. It is estimated that over 200,000 children have been trafficked for sex in the United States. Learn from a panel of experts how New York Courts are identifying and addressing the cases of child sex trafficking victims. Not only are trafficking victims able to avoid prosecution on prostitution charges, but counseling and other services are offered to provide an escape from the pimps and traffickers who have abused and held them under their control.
Moderator: Edwina Richardson-Mendelson, Administrative Judge, Family Court, New York City
Hon. Fernando Camacho, Supreme Court, Suffolk County
Miriam Goodman, Center for Court Innovation
Kate Mogulescu, The Legal Aid Society
Simone Monasebian, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, New York Office
Susan Morley, NYC Administration for Children Services
Katherine (Cait) Mullen, The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice
No fees for judges, but do RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. NYCLA member fee: $35; non-member attorney fee: $55; law office staff fee $25 (Public Sector/Non-Profit may register as Law Office Staff).
Credits: 2 New York & New Jersey Credits.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact email@example.com.
New York County Lawyers Association
14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium
New York, New York
April 17, 2015 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
| ||Color of Justice Program|
Judges Myriam Lehr and Linda Stein will bring NAWJ Miami in partnership with the Alonso and Tracy Mourning Law Academy to share knowledge of the legal field with their students. Their featured speaker will be Mr. Walter Harvey who Counsel for the Miami –Dade Public Schools.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Myriam Lehr at (305) 354-8722.
North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Boulevard
N. Miami Beach, Florida
April 18, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
| ||San Diego Color of Justice|
The San Diego County Superior Court White will host its fourth Color of Justice program for high school students.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Tamila Ipema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall of Justice
San Diego, California
April 23-25, 2015
| ||Color of Justice|
NAWJ In collaboration with the Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA presents the Color of Justice program. NAWJ will present two panels. The first: Law as a Career - Preparing the Way whose speakers will be Sheryl Orwel, Esq., Weil Cornell Medical School; Hon. Susanna Rojas; Roslyn Midgett, Brooklyn Law School; Janeen Hall, Law Student; and Camille Varlack, Esq. The second: Judges Making a Difference whose speakers will be Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix; Hon. Margo Broddie; Hon. Cheryl Gonzales; Hon. Carolyn Wade; Hon. Evelyn LaPorte; and Hon. Lillian Wan. Program coordinators are Hon. Ruth Shillingford, Hon. Joanne Quinones, and NAWJ District Director Hon. Betty Williams.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Ruth Shillingford, Kings County Supreme Court. Tel: (347) 296-1434.
Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA
1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
April 29, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
| ||2015 NAWJ Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference|
The National Association of Women Judges will explore this year’s Midyear Meeting theme “Keeping the Promise of the Rule of Law through Enhancing Judicial Diversity and Leadership” through the following education sessions and activities:
• Advancing Women in the Legal Profession
• Gang Involvement in Human Trafficking
• Human Trafficking: What Judges Can Do
• Current Immigration Issues
• Informed Voters/ Fair Judges Project
• Anne & Emmett: A Play Reading and Panel Discussion on the Exploration of Bias
• Networking Receptions
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary-Kathleen Todd at email@example.com.
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
| ||San Francisco Color of Justice|
NAWJ, California Women Lawyers and the Queen’s Bench will present a Color of Justice program in San Francisco on April 29 for high school students from the San Francisco Unified District.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Lavinia Cousin at ()202) 393-0222.
San Francisco, California
October 8-11, 2015
| ||NAWJ 37th Annual Conference|
The Association’s annual conference presentation of education programs and business meetings dedicated to current mission priorities.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary-Kathleen Todd at (202) 393-0222. NAWJ, 1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Salt Lake City, Utah
May 26-29, 2016
| ||IAWJ 2016 Biennial Conference|
The National Association of Women Judges will host the International Association of Women Judges’ Biennial Conference. While celebrating the 25th anniversary of IAWJ, the conference will bring its members together to network, engage in judicial exchange and explore issues of common concern. It will gather IAWJ members from five different regions of the world: Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, and North America.
Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary Kathleen Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington, District of Columbia
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