Congratulations to Justice Hinds-Radix and Justice Clark

AABANY joins the MBBA in congratulating Justice Hinds-Radix and Justice Clark on their elevation to the Appellate Division.

Dear MBBA Members and Supporters:

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”), we are pleased to announce that the Honorable Sylvia Hinds-Radix has been appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department.

It is our pleasure to have the opportunity to extend our sincere congratulations to Justice Hinds-Radix, who is currently the Administrative Judge for Civil Matters in Kings County and a member of the MBBA’s Board of Directors.  We are certain that she will bring to the bench a wealth of experience as a committed and active jurist and legal practitioner.  She has repeatedly demonstrated a strong commitment to the principles of fairness and justice, the improvement of the legal system, and the advancement of the members of our diverse community.   Justice Hinds-Radix’s record of achievement shows that she possesses all of the attributes necessary to succeed in this position and her reputation is widely respected by us all.

We also extend our congratulations to the Honorable Darcel Clark, Past President and Chair of the Board of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, who has also been appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Department.  Justice Clark has served a Supreme Court Justice in Bronx County since 2006.   She too has demonstrated a commendable record of achievement, public service, and dedication to the pursuit of justice duly warranting her appointment.

We offer our best wishes to both justices for their accomplishments and the continuation of their exemplary legal careers.

For additional information, please see Governor’s Andrew M. Cuomo’s press release at

Best regards,

R. Nadine Fontaine
MBBA President

Honorable Alvin M. Yearwood
Chair of the Board

AABANY Applauds the Appointment of Randall T. Eng as Presiding Justice, App. Div., 2nd Dept.

AABANY Applauds the Appointment of Randall T. Eng as Presiding Justice, App. Div., 2nd Dept.

Making Constitutional Change: The Past, Present and Future Role of Perry v. Brown

The N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change and NYU OUTLaw invite you to attend our upcoming symposium, Making Constitutional Change: the Past, Present, and Future Role of Perry v. Brown. The symposium will focus closely on this landmark Ninth Circuit case– holding California’s Proposition 8 in violation of the U.S. Constitution– and gathers many of its key players, including the lead Perry litigators themselves.

On Friday, October 5, at 9:00 a.m., MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will interview Perry litigators David Boies (LL.M. ‘67) and Theodore B. Olson. After, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., three panels will address Perry’s effect on the larger LGBTQ-rights movement, its effect on other marriage-equality litigation strategies, and how, in an ideal world, Perry should be decided if it goes to the Supreme Court. Panelists include Matt ColesErwin ChemerinskyDavid Cruz ’94Jon W. DavidsonWilliam Eskridge, Jr.Roberta A. KaplanMelissa MurrayJennifer C. Pizer ’88Reva SiegelPaul M. SmithTherese StewartAndrea J. RitchieAdam UmhoeferEvan Wolfson, and Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.

Five and a half CLE credits are available for those attending all of the events on Friday, October 5.

We will also be hosting a staged reading of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact’s 8, a play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black the night before, on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. The play draws verbatim on Perry’s trial transcript and supplemental interviews. Will Pomerantz, of Epic Theater Ensemble, is directing and producing our show. The 90-minute reading will be followed by a discussion with Perry lay witness Ryan Kendall, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of Epic Theater Ensemble Ron Russell, and the performers. Vice Dean Randy A. Hertz will moderate a conversation about how stories change minds. The panelists will also take questions from the audience. 

All events are free and open to the public and will be held at NYU School of Law in Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, New York, New York.

If you have not yet registered and would like to attend any of these events, please register at

Click here to visit the N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change’s website for more information, including CLE materials and a full schedule, or copy and paste the link below.

Mateya Kelley
Symposium Editor
N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change

Geoffrey Wertime

NYAWC 30th Anniversary Gala

NYAWC’s 30th Anniversary Gala is two weeks away! Tickets are still available. Purchase your tickets now!

Please join NYAWC as we celebrate 30 years of empowering women and children to live free from violence.

New York Asian Women’s Center 30th Anniversary Benefit & Phoenix Awards 
Silent Auction, Cocktails, Dinner

Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012 I 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Edison Ballroom: 240 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $250. To purchase tickets, please visit our gala page.

To pay by check or invoice, download the invitation, complete the form and mail:

New York Asian Women’s Center 

30th Anniversary Benefit & Phoenix Awards
32 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004

See a list of our generous sponsors.  

For more information, please contact Vicki Shu at [email protected] or (646) 502-5337