Release Date: November 3, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The path-breaking work of five female lawyers will be honored at a celebration of Western New York Pioneers in the Law, a tribute to the local traditional of women attorneys and their leadership.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.
Where: 106 O’Brian Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus.
Who: Ranking legal figures including the Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr., senior associate judge for the State Court of Appeals; Rep. Brian Higgins; UB Law School Interim Dean James A. Gardner; and others will present tributes to five pioneering legal women with Western New York ties.
The program is also sponsored by the Historical Society of the New York Courts and Buffalo law firm Phillips Lytle.
In Honor of: The five historical figures in the advancement of women in the law are:
Who (Part II): Also speaking will be Hon. Paula L. Feroleto, administrative judge for the 8th Judicial District. The program will be moderated by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, a former state Court of Appeals judge who serves as president of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.
The state Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Law will also build a display highlighting 10 women lawyers who made significant contributions in the legal profession after overcoming gender barriers and, in some cases, racial discrimination, paving the way for generations of women attorneys.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/lawwomenpioneers.