Judith Kaye (NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)
Three legal groups are hosting an educational symposium in Manhattan this month in honor of the late Judith Kaye, the first woman named chief judge in the state of New York.
The May 24 program at the Daniel P. Moynihan U.S. Courthouse will feature panels of judges and attorneys discussing state constitutional issues and alternative dispute resolution, as well as children in the court system and juvenile justice issues.
Among the scheduled speakers are: former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, of counsel at Latham & Watkins; former Court of Appeals judges Victoria Graffeo, a partner at Harris Beach, Howard Levine, senior counsel at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna; Southern District Judge Richard Berman; former state bar president Stephen Younger, a partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler; and Sanctuary for Families executive director Judy Harris Kluger, former state deputy chief administrative judge.
The program, which will be live streamed, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Pearl St. A reception will follow.
Attorneys can receive three hours of professional practice credits for attending.
To RSVP, register by May 19 at http://ww2.ca2.uscourts.gov/event, passcode KAYE. Attendees are encouraged to bring a children’s book as a donation to the courthouse children’s rooms.
Kaye was the longest-tenured chief judge in state history after serving as an associate judge on the Court of Appeals for 10 years. She joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as of counsel after retiring from the bench in 2008, but she retained ties to the courts, particularly as chairwoman of the Commission on Judicial Nomination.
The New York State-Federal Judicial Council, the Second Circuit Judicial Council and the New York State Bar Association are co-sponsoring the event.