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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  Contact:
Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Sara Shannon
(212) 382-6656

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues to Deliver

The New York City Bar Association will host its Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law on Tuesday, December 15 th 2009, at 7:00 p.m., featuring Melanne M. Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Ambassador Verveer will be introduced by Justice Ginsburg, in whose honor the lecture is held.

As Ambassador-at-Large, Ms. Verveer coordinates foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic, and social advancement of women worldwide. Prior to her appointment by President Obama, Ambassador Verveer served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady in the Clinton administration. She later served as Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Partnership, a nonprofit organization formed to support women leaders worldwide.

The City Bar created this special annual lecture in 2000 to recognize Justice Ginsburg’s ground-breaking contributions to the advancement of women’s rights and her achievements as a lawyer, professor, and judge.

What:
The Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law

When:
Tuesday, December 15 th, 2009
, 7 PM

Where:
New York City
Bar Association, 42 W. 44 th St., New York, NY

Who:
Welcome – Patricia M. Hynes, President, New York City Bar
Introduction – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States
Lecture – Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Reporters interested in attending this event should contact Sara Shannon at 212.382.6656

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture
on Women and the Law