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"The Gavel Gap" - The Impact of a Lack of Diversity in the Judiciary

  • Locke Lord LLP One Financial Plaza, Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903 (map)

Diversity is an essential component of a fair and impartial judiciary. Yet neither our state nor federal courts reflect the diversity of the communities that they serve. In order to increase the public’s trust, confidence and the appearance of fairness in the justice system, we need to recognize the necessity for a more representative judiciary and talk about how to effectively make a change. 

Please join us as we explore these issues with our distinguished panel:

·         The Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

·         The Honorable Diane Finkle, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island

·         The Honorable Sandra Lanni, Rhode Island Family Court

Moderated by Jessica Shelton, Esq.
Administrative Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Approved for 1.5 CLE Credits

Wine and light appetizers will be provided.