On March 23, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana sponsored a Women’s History Month Celebration entitled, “U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Her Lasting Legacy.” Dr. Sally Kenney, Executive Director of Newcomb Institute, Newcomb College Endowed Chair Professor, and leading expert on women in the judiciary, served as keynote speaker. Dr. Kenney spoke about Justice Ginsburg’s career as a gender equity advocate as well as her tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court bench, and highlighted the justice’s approach to affecting change, an approach imbued with civility and long-range focus. The event was moderated by the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and co-sponsored by the following organizations: Association for Women Attorneys, Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. To view a video of the event, please select this link.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021