Established in 1991, The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission (Commission) is charged with the responsibility for developing programs to improve both the perception and disposition of justice within the New York State court system. As part of this responsibility and in an effort to increase diversity in the judiciary, the Commission created a Judicial Mentor Program which pairs sitting judges with attorneys interested in appointed or elected judicial positions. Please see attached a letter from the Chair of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Judicial Mentor Program and a Judicial Mentor Request Form. FHW Letter to the Attorneys re Judicial Mentorship
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2024 International Law Symposium: Call for Papers

The humanitarian crisis for the ethnic Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) [as a result of Azerbaijan’s complete military encirclement, months-long blockade, and, ultimately, the entire Armenian population’s forced migration out of Nagorno-Karabakh] raise oft-ignored questions about the universality and effectiveness of non-derogable international human rights norms. This Call for Papers seeks submissions of abstracts for papers exploring the relationship between human rights and unrecognized or partially recognized States (viz, countries), particularly in connection with the live issues in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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