Judicial Independence, the Rule of Law & Administration of the Judiciary: A Conversation between the Mexican and New York Judiciary

May 2024

This distinguished panel of jurists will provide a comparative overview of the administration of the New York judiciary and the federal judiciary in Mexico. Panelists will discuss the issue of budgeting, the judicial civil service, and the process of appointing judges.

The panel will address ways the international legal community and bar associations can support judges against threats to their independence.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

New York City Bar Association

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Michael Fernandez, Member, Cozen O’Connor
Diego Sierra Laris, Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra

Hon. Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, Justice, Supreme Court of Justice, Mexico
Hon. Ariel E. Belen (Ret.), Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York

Jaime Chavez Alor, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Co-Sponsoring Committees: 
Inter-American Affairs, Jessenia Vazcones-Yagual, Chair
Task Force for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Christopher Pioch, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations: 
Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados