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Color of Justice Encourages Minorities to Pursue Law Careers

Students from Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Penn Hills, North Catholic and Oakland Catholic high schools will attend Color of Justice , a workshop designed to encourage minority female students to consider law and judgeships as career goals.Co-sponsored by the Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, the National Association of Women Judges and the Duquesne University School of Law, the event will focus on career preparation and will feature panel and group discussions with judges and lawyers sharing personal and professional insights.   The Hon. Mary Jane Bowes, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, will moderate the event.

Participants for the panel discussion Law as a Career: Preparing the Way:
Vanessa Browne-Barbour, Associate Dean, Duquesne University School of Law
Rosa Copeland Miller, Esq., Associate Attorney, Reed Smith, LLP
Stephanie L. Royal, Esq., Solicitor & Asst. Secretary,   School District of Pittsburgh
Jane Nicholson, Esq., Asst. General Counsel, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Robyn Guy, Law Student, Duquesne University School of Law

Participants for the panel discussion The Color of Justice: Making a Difference:
Hon. Donetta Ambrose, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of PA
Hon. Cynthia Baldwin, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Hon. Doris Smith-Ribner, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Law Center, Administrative Judge
Hon. Cheryl Allen, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division

A special luncheon will address Getting Real With the Bench and the Bar .

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Room 302 - Moot Court Room, Duquesne Law School

Duquesne University

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