MBBA and The New York County Lawyer's Association Present The 15th Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award Ceremony & Reception in Honor of Black History Month
Hon. Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick is the former Senior Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. She spent 34 years on the bench, the last 19 on New York’s highest court. Carmen was appointed on December 1, 1993 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo. She was re-appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer in November 2007.
Carmen started her career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City where she worked from 1967 to 1969 when she became an Assistant Counsel for the Judicial Conference of the State of New York. She then served as Chief Law Assistant of the Criminal Court of the City of New York and Counsel in the Office of the New York City Administrative Judge. In 1978, she was appointed Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, and in 1982 was elected to the New York State Supreme Court.
Carmen advises clients on appellate matters, litigation strategy and mentors Greenberg Traurig’s junior lawyers. She remains active in public service and serves on the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, the New York Courts Historical Society and the New York State Indigent Legal Services Board. She was also appointed by the Chief Judge to co-chair the New York Justice Task Force that examines the causes of wrongful convictions. Carmen was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Chair of the mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.
About the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award:
Named for Ida B. Wells-Barnett, one of the first African American women to run for public office in the United States, the award is presented to a woman of color whose life reflects her spirit of courageousness by distinguishing herself in the fight for racial and gender equality.
Refreshments will be provided.
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