Nassau County Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee performed a dramatic re-enactment of the landmark civil rights case Meredith v. Fair at NCBA in Mineola on May 2. The production was followed by a complimentary Diversity Reception.
Husband-and-wife team Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Kathy Hirata Chin, senior counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, wrote the re-enactment. The script was based on actual court records, depositions, news reports and memoirs, and the production was accompanied by a slideshow of archival photos.
More than 25 NCBA member attorneys and judges had speaking roles portraying the litigants, lawyers, witnesses and judges. Pictured from top are former Second Department Presiding Justice Randall Eng, currently of counsel to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein; attorney Diana Lozada Ruiz; and Christopher DelliCarpini of DelliCarpini Law in Mineola.
NCBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed earlier this year to identify and discuss the value of diversity, as well as develop a more inclusive leadership at NCBA.