december, 2020

08dec5:30 pm7:30 pmCommemorating Our Past & Welcoming Our FutureDecember 8, 2020 5:30pm-7:30pm

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Free for LIHBA Members!

The Puerto Rican Bar Association is pleased to present:

Commemorating Our Past & Welcoming Our Future

History of Puerto Rican and Latino Lawyers and Judges In New York
From Program New York Judges – Then and Now Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage 2003
FREE LIVE WEBINAR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NYS has the fourth largest Hispanic population in the U.S. with 3.6 million Hispanic residents (6.6% of the total Hispanic population in the nation), yet remain underrepresented in the NY bench and bar. Latinos continue to work to overcome this underrepresentation in the legal profession and in the judiciary. This program will bring together distinguished Latino and Puerto Rican lawyers and judges to examine and tell the story and evolution of their history in the NY legal profession, their journey to overcome struggles and challenges, including bias, lack of mentorship and access to the legal profession. It is the story of individual achievement as well as struggles to claim their position in the NY legal community.
PROGRAM
WELCOME
Stephen P. Younger, Esq., Chair of the Board, Historical Society of the NY Courts
Betty Lugo, Esq., Co-Chair, Puerto Rican Bar Association Historic Preservation Committee
HISTORICAL IMPACT OF THE EARLY YEARS
Moderated by Ms. Lugo
Featuring Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Hon. Luis A. Gonzalez, and
Hon. Cesar A. Perales, Esq.
And video remarks from surprise judicial guests.
LATINO LAWYERS DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES
Moderated by Carmen A. Pacheco, Esq.
Featuring Ms. Lugo, Norma E. Ortiz, Esq., William Pagan, Esq., Angélicque M. Moreno, Esq.
And featured video remarks.
CONVERSATION ON BRIDGING THE COURT SYSTEM & WELCOMING THE FUTURE
Moderated by Ms. Lugo and Ms. Pacheco, Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC
Featuring Hon. Michael J. Garcia and Hon. Jenny Rivera
Q&A (If time permits)
Moderated by Ms. Lugo and Ms. Pacheo
For information email: judiciarychair@prbany.com
NY CLE Accreditation Pending — Provided by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Available to members of the Historical Society of the NY Courts.
Also for this program, FREE CLE will be available to members of:
  •  Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Latino Judges Association
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  • Latino Lawyers of Queens
  • The Cafecito Network
  • Latino Justice/PRLDEF
  • MetroLalsa
Cosponsored by: Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, P.C. and Latino Justice-Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (PRLDEF)

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm