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