From a press release issued by NYCLA on October 24:
On Wednesday, November 2, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) is hosting a free forum, “Should a Judge Be Required to Face Accusations in a Public Forum? Is Justice Mute?,” at the Home of Law on 14 Vesey Street from 6:00-8:00 PM. Judicial experts will be discussing:
What resources are available to an investigative journalist to present a balanced story;
What the press’ responsibility is to ensure balanced reporting of public accusations against a judge;
What meaningful due process protections should be provided to a judge who stands accused in a public setting; and
The debate over whether judicial disciplinary hearings should be open or closed.
The forum is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the NYCLA Justice Center and Task Force on Judicial Independence, which comprises lawyers, judges and academics and was established in 2006 in keeping with the Association’s long history of commitment to an independent judiciary.