Western New York Women Pioneers in the Law
A Celebration

Program II in the series New York State Law Schools Present

Presented by The Historical Society of the N.Y. Courts, SUNY Buffalo Law School, & Phillips Lytle LLP

Thursday, November 5, 2015 • 5:30-7:00 PM

SUNY Buffalo Law School
UB North Campus
John Lord O'Brian Hall, Rm. 106
Buffalo, NY 14260

Post-Program Reception - Open to Everyone!
Join us at the reception proceeding the program where you'll be able to mingle with program participants and invited guests. This reception is free and open to everyone.

This program, moderated by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (former Associate Judge NY Court of Appeals and President, The Historical Society of the New York Courts) will look at the contributions of women from western New York to our legal heritage and will highlight:

  • Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, First African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress (NY 12th District, 1969-1983). Presented by Brian Higgins, United States Congressman, 26th Congressional District of N.Y.
  • Charlotte Smallwood-Cook, First woman District Attorney in New York (Wyoming County, 1950-1953). Presented by Michael B. Powers, Clarence Town Justice, Partner at Phillips Lytle LLP.
  • Belva B. Lockwood, First woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Presented by Hon. Erin M. Peradotto, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department.
  • Kate Stoneman, First woman admitted to practice in New York. Presented by Michelle Henry, County Historian, Chautauqua County.
  • Helen Z.M. Rodgers, First woman graduate of Buffalo Law School. Presented by Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research, SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Introductory remarks by Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., Associate Judge N.Y. Court of Appeals, Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, Administrative Judge, 8th Judicial District and James A. Gardner, Interim Dean, SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Further Details To Be Announced!

Joint Program with the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society

Friday, November 20, 2015

NYC Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

As part of our ongoing series with the Supreme Court Historical Society, Nominated From New York: The Empire State’s Contributions to the Supreme Court Bench, we are pleased to present a program featuring The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States. The Chief Justice will present remarks on Charles Evans Hughes, who served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1930 to 1941.

The remarks will be followed by an interview of Chief Justice Roberts by The Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, will introduce the evening’s program.

Details about this program and how to register will be emailed to members in the coming weeks.

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