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CLE: Balancing the Scales of Justice: The Impact of Judicial Diversity

March 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Where:  Albany County Office Building, 112 State Street

When: March 31, 2017, 1-4 p.m.  (registration at 12:30 p.m.)

What: Balancing the Scales of Justice: The Impact of Judicial Diversity

Who: Sponsored by the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee. Co-sponsored by: Albany County Bar Association; Albany Law School; Capital District Women’s Bar Association; Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission; National Association of Women Judges; New York State Bar Association; NYS LGBT Commission; Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.


Participants: (to date): Hon. Leslie Stein, Associate Judge, NYS Court of Appeals; Hon. Karen Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department; Hon. Elizabeth Garry, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department, and co-chair NYS LGBT Commission; former Albany City Judge Rachel Kretser; Albany Law School professors Vincent Bonventre and Melissa Breger.


Moderator: Susan Arbetter, host, The Capitol Pressroom


Details:  The Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee will launch a documentary on pioneering women judges in the seven-county district. Nine judges or former judges — all of them a trailblazer in one way or another — are featured in an enlightening and inspiring film narrated by Judge Leslie Stein of the Court of Appeals. After the viewing, panelists will discuss if and how diversity impacts jurisprudence. Is diversity merely symbolic, or does it matter in a substantive way?


CLE credit:  It is anticipated that 3 CLE credits will be awarded, possibly including one for ethics.


More information: A flyer will be distributed in the near future. In the meantime, for more information please contact Judge Rachel Kretser, rlk1att@yahoo.com


March 31, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Albany County Office
112 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
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