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20th Anniversary Celebration


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On June 28, 2011, the original members and staff of the New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities reunited with members of the current Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities to celebrate 20 years of a positive impact on the advancement of minorities in the courts, and for promoting cultural diversity and sensitivity.


Franklin H. Williams at Court of Appeals
speaking to the judges
Franklin H. Williams & Edna Wells Handy,
former Executive Director of the NYS Judicial Commission on Minorities
talking to each other

Judge Wachtler with Franklin H. Williams and Court of Appeals Judges
surrounded by press
Alice Chapman-Minutello, Hon. Kathie Davidson, Hon. Juanita Bing-Newton and
Barbara Zahler-Gringer, Esq.
standing together

Associate Justice 4th Dept. Appellate Division, Hon. Samuel L. Green
speaking to the audience
Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau,
Presiding Justice Luis Gonzalez and
Hon. Nicholas Figueroa
standing together

Chief Judge of the State of New York,
Hon. Jonathan Lippman
speaking to the audience

Associate Justice Theodore T. Jones,
Hon. Richard B. Lowe III &
Associate Justice Carmen Ciparick
standing together

Joyce Y. Hartsfield, Dr. Maria Ramirez and
Hon. Rose H. Sconiers
at the dias

Justice Ariel E. Belen and
Associate Justice Ciparick
standing together
Hon. Richard B. Lowe III, Lester Sconiers, Esq., Associate Justice Sam Green, Associate Justice Theodore T. Jones and Hon. Charles Willis
standing together
Linda Chin, Esq., Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Edna Wells Handy, & Presiding Justice 4th Dept. Appellate Division, Hon. Henry J. Scudder
standing together

Hon. Theodore T. Jones & Tony Walters, Director of Workforce Diversity Office
standing together

Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan and Dr. Maria Ramirez
listening to speaker

Hon. George B. Daniels, US District Court Southern District and Hon. Eduardo Pardo
standing together

Dr. Maria Ramirez & Justice Rose H. Soniers
Dr. Ramirez is speaking

Edna Wells Handy & Hon. Sol Wachtler
standing together

Former Commission Members,
Pamela Hayes, Esq. and Bradley Backus, Esq.
standing together

Hon. Ariel E. Belen, Hon. Carmen Ciparick, Nadine Johnson, Esq. & Lenore Kramer, Esq.
standing together

Hon. Charles Willis, former Administrative Judge for the 7th Judicial District
listening to speaker
Hon. Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for NYC, Hon. Judith S. Kaye & Commission Member, Nadine Johnson, Esq.
standing together
Hon. Judith S. Kaye and Associate Justice of the 4th Dept, Appellate Division and Chair of the Franklin H. Williams Commission,
Hon. Rose H. Sconiers
standing together

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers & Hon. Sol Wachtler
standing together

Hon. Sol Wachtler
speaking and holding up one of those old segregated drinking fountain signs
Tony Walters, Barbara Zahler-Gringer, Esq.,
Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, Hon. George Daniels, Hon. Eduardo Padro, Hon. Nicholas Figueroa, Nadine Johnson, Esq. & Linda Chin, Esq.
standing together

Jane Lowe, Hon. Judith S. Kaye &
Commission Member Hon. Richard B. Lowe III
standing together

Lori Douglass, Esq. and Commission Members Renee Myatt, Esq. & Lenore Kramer, Esq.
standing together

Nadine Johnson, Esq., Hon. Ann Pfau &
Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan
standing together