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Rethinking the Role of Courts and Judges Film Screening & Panel

  • Dr. James R. Dumpson Conference Center  4 World Trade Center, Floor 43 New York, NY, 10006 United States (map)

We're thrilled to be Co-sponsoring this event with The Administrative Judicial Institute which will highlight key concepts in the restorative justice movement while challenging judges and others within the legal system to rethink their role and the goals and impact of court processes.

Wednesday, March 21, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dr. James R. Dumpson Conference Center 
4 World Trade Center, Floor 43
150 Greenwich Street
 (between Liberty St. and Courtlandt Way)

Part one of the program will consist of a screening of the film Tribal Justice,* a 90-minute documentary about two Native American tribal judges in California, Judge Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe, and Judge Claudette White, Chief Judge of the San Juan Band of Mission Indians, who are changing lives using the principles of restorative justice. The screening will be followed by a brief interactive discussion with the film’s Director, Anne Makepeace.

Part two of the program will feature a panel discussion moderated by the Hon. Ziedah F. Diata, Acting Chief Administrative Law Judge at the New York State Department of State and including: Chief Judge White (featured in the film), the Hon. Maria Arias of the Brooklyn Family Court, Coleta Walker, Program Coordinator at the Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Peacemaking Programand Ruben Austria, Executive Director ofCommunity Connections for Youth.   


This program will provide 3.0 CLE credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (non-transitional). 

The program is free, and non-attorneys are welcome. Please register in advance by clicking HERE

*New Yorkers will also have another opportunity to see Tribal Justice at a screening on March 22nd, at the Smithsonian National Museum of The American IndianYou can register for that event HERE.