(Webcast) What Gender Bias Can Look Like Within the Courts and Its Impact on Women

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Program Chair:

Brenda Correa
Principal Attorney, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • This program will inform the public of the gender bias which can occur even within the court system. Based on the Women in the Courts Survey, panelists will discuss how gender bias can impact women in domestic violence cases and the data that indicates that gender can play a role in certain custody cases where there is an allegation of abuse or parental alienation.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Member | $49 Nonmembers

  • Judge Bernice Donald
    Ret. United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

    Judge Betty Weinberg Ellerin (ret. NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division First Dept)
    Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird

    Professor Debra Epstein
    Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Gender, Violence, and the Law
    Director, Domestic Violence Clinic
    Georgetown University Law Center

    Professor Joan S. Meier
    Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the National Family Violence Law Center
    George Washington University Law School

    Tracie J. Silvestro
    Law Offices of Tracie J. Silvestro, PLLC

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm
    Introduction of Panelists & Program Overview
    Brenda Correa

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm
    Summary of the 2020 Women in the Courts Survey
    Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (ret.)

    6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
    Gender Bias in the Court System
    Hon. Bernice Donald

    6:40 pm – 7:05 pm
    How the Legal System Unjustly Discounts the Credibility of Domestic Violence Survivors
    Prof. Deborah Epstein

    7:05 pm – 7:25 pm
    Family Court Outcomes in Custody Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation Allegations
    Professor Joan S Meier

    7:25 pm – 7:30 pm
    Question & Answer Session/Closing Remarks

  • New York: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey: 1.8 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    California: 1.5 Elimination of Bias
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Professional Discipline, Brenda Correa, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org