Jenny Rivera

Hon. Jenny Rivera will discuss the judge’s role in addressing bias in the courtroom.

Please note the 10:30 a.m. start time.

Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, has spent her entire professional career in public service.  She clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, on the Southern District of New York, and also clerked in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Se Law Clerk’s Office. 

She worked for the Legal Aid Society’s Homeless Family Rights Project, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (renamed Latino Justice PRLDEF), and was appointed by the New York State Attorney General as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights.  Judge Rivera has been an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Division for Human Rights, and served on the New York City Commission on Human Rights.  Prior to her appointment, she was a tenured faculty member of the City University of New York School of Law, where she founded and served as Director of the Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality.

Judge Rivera is an elected member of the American Law Institute.  She has published extensively on interpersonal violence, women’s rights, and issues that impact the Latino community.  She served on the American Bar Association Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities from 2010 to 2012, and as the Reporter to the Commission authored the Commission’s Report.  Judge Rivera has received several awards, including the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award and the NYSBA Diversity Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award.

She graduated from Princeton University, and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.  She received her LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law.

This will be a hybrid meeting. You can join face-to-face or on Zoom.

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