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New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Coalition sworn in to Supreme Court during ceremony

April 13, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Sidney Cherubin (fifth from the right), director of Legal Services at the Volunteer Lawyers Project, brought a group from the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Coalition to Washington, D.C. to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court where they met Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (eighth from the right). Photo courtesy of Sidney Cherubin
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Fifteen members of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Diversity Coalition traveled to Washington, D.C. where they were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court during a ceremony on Monday, April 3. Afterward, the group got an opportunity to meet with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The group was sponsored by Sidney Cherubin, director of Legal Services at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project.

“Ten years ago, I had the opportunity to become a member of the United States Supreme Court, so it was truly a pleasure for me to make this opportunity available to this group of attorneys,” said a proud Cherubin.

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Ginsburg spoke briefly with the group, welcomed them to the Supreme Court, and spoke briefly about the court’s decision on McLane Co., Inc vs. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The group then attended a historical lecture of the Supreme Court and ended the day with a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.

The NYSBA’s Diversity Coalition is a program designed to create a representative and collaborative atmosphere within legal services and legal aid programs. The hope is that the program empowers staff members to work on behalf of their clients without historical barriers that limited their participation.

 


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