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There is going to be a FREE Judicial Selection Symposium at the RI federal courthouse on Thursday, Sept 24 from 7-9pm.  The symposium will be moderated by Chief Judge Mary Lisi, and the panel will discuss how judges are chosen across the country (appointment, election, merit selection, etc).  It is open to the public and free! 

See the announcement below for details.


Announcement from RI Bar Association

On Thursday, September 24th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the United States Courthouse, at One Exchange Terrace, on the 3rd Floor, in Courtroom 1, a panel of experts will discuss how judges are chosen across the country. They will compare Rhode Island's merit selection process to the blended approach used at the federal level, to a range of other states' approaches, including partisan judicial elections, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each method.

Moderator:
Hon. Mary M. Lisi, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Panelists:
- Professor Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina School of Law
- Alan Rudlin, Esq., Senior Partner, Hunton & Williams, Richmond VA.
- Professor Michael Yelnosky, Roger Williams University School of Law

The 2009 University Symposia Series is sponsored by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Bar Association's Federal Court Bench/Bar Committee, and the Roger Williams University School of Law.

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