Event by The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law, New York Chapter

2020 National Leadership Forum New York Chapter

2020 National Leadership Forum New York Chapter

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
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The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law 
is pleased to present the
2020 National Leadership Forum
October 22 and November 5, 2020

For the first time, the Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. Metro Chapters of the Coalition are collaborating to offer a two-part National Leadership Forum!

New York Chapter Forum
October 22, 2020
5:30pm-7:00pm EDT

(For information on the Chicago Chapter Forum on November 5, please click here.)

Please join the New York Chapter of the Coalition for a night of inspiration and celebration as we honor women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and an unwavering passion and commitment to the advancement of women in law.


Please Donate!

In furtherance of our philanthropic endeavors, the New York Chapter encourages attendees to make an optional donation to one of the following charitable organizations:

The American Civil Liberties Union
The Food Bank of Greater NYC

Thank you for your generosity!


Congratulations to the New York Chapter
2020 Award Winners!

Leadership Award
Mehtap Cevher Conti

Partner, Hogan Lovells
2020 New York Chapter President

Leadership Award
LaDonna Lusher

Partner, Virginia & Ambinder LLP
2020 New York Chapter Board Member

Inspiration Award
Justice Tanya R. Kennedy

Appellate Division, First Department
of the State of New York


Susan Herman
President, American Civil Liberties Union
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Spelling Truth without Ruth: A Discussion of the Contributions of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Road Ahead Without Her

We are honored to welcome Susan N. Herman,  who has served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union since 2008. Herman is the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.

Ms. Herman writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and on-line publications. Ms. Herman has also discussed constitutional law issues on radio, television, and in print media, and has been a frequent speaker at academic conferences and at numerous law schools, colleges, universities, and high schools. 

Herman received a B.A. from Barnard College as a philosophy major, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Before entering teaching, Professor Herman was Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Staff Attorney and then Associate Director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York.

Ms. Herman's presentation will be followed by the New York Chapter Awards program.


Finally, this is a celebration! If you choose to join us with a beverage in hand, you might consider picking up a bottle from one of our favorite women-owned wineries:
A Tribute to Grace Wine Company, Grenache ($32.99)
Santa Barbara County, 2017 (Owner: Angela Osborne)
Available at Flatiron Wines, NYC
Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir ($25.99)
Willamette Valley, OR, 2018 (Owner: Melissa Burr)
Available at The Corkery, NYC or Vin Chicago
Occhipinti Terre Siciliane SP68 ($26.99)
Sicily, Italy, 2019 (Owner: Arianna Occhipinti)
Available at Acker Wines, NYC



The 2020 Leadership Forum is free and open to all!

To register for the New York Chapter portion of the Leadership Forum on October 22, 2020, please click the blue "Yes" button above.



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