Monday, June 17, 2013

Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts

[We are moving this post up, because the symposium takes place tomorrow.]

The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit presents Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts, a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom, 6th Floor, E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse, 3rd Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts will bring together participants in the life of the D.C. Circuit – judges, administrators, law clerks and practicing attorneys – to speak from their experience about the past, present and future of women in the Courts of the Circuit. The program will open with stage-setting remarks by Emerita Professor Barbara Babcock of Stanford Law School who clerked for Circuit Judge Henry Edgerton and writes and teaches about women’s issues. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Babcock.

Participants in the panel will be Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (D.C. Circuit Judge 1980-93); Senior Judge Gladys Kessler   (Member of the District Court since 1994); Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth (Member of the U.S. District Court since 1987); Nancy Mayer-Whittington (Clerk of the District Court 1991-2009); Michele A. Roberts (Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and advocate before the District Court); Hon. Patricia M. Wald (D.C. Circuit Judge 1979-99, Chief Judge 1986-91); and Helgi C. Walker (Partner, Wiley Rein and advocate before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit).