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Color of Justice Encourages Minority Girls to Pursue Law Careers

Nearly 50 students from Pittsburgh Public Schools and Central Catholic High School 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 and the National Association of Women Judges, 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, being held from 9:10-9:50 a.m., include:
Vanessa Browne-Barbour, associate dean, Duquesne University School of Law
Lisa Freeland, acting federal public defender, Western District of Pennsylvania
Jane Nicholson, assistant general counsel, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Marilyn Z. Fayock, associate counsel, ALCOA Corp.

Participants for the panel discussion The Color of Justice: Making a Difference, being held from 10:15-11:05 a.m., include:
Hon. Cheryl Allen, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division
Justice Cynthia Baldwin, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
Hon. Kim Berkeley Clark, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Leah Duncan, Support Hearing Officer, Allegheny County Family Division

Event participants and attendees will address Getting Real With the Bench and the Bar during lunch, from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

 Room 302—Moot Court Room, Duquesne Law School

Thursday, March 8, 9 a.m. to noon

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