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October 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fordham University School of Law
Network with judges, attorneys, political figures, and other distinguished speakers.
We introduce middle and high school girls and young women to the law and the political process.
Changing the world...one girl at the time!!
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Welcome Remarks from Girls Rule the Law President and CEO Mirna Martinez Santiago, Esq.
9:05 AM – 9:20 AM
Opening Remarks/Welcome by New York State Court of Appeals, Associate Judge Jenny Rivera
9:20 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Leadership Skills Panel with Erica Edwards-O'Neal, Esq. and Miguelina Camilo, Esq.
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Keynote Speaker Mercedes Colwin: "The Power of Persistence and Perseverance"
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“What’s in Your Closet?” Dress for Success Runway with Girls Rule the Law Manager, Kelly Perez
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Judges’ Roundtable - What Does It Take to be a Judge? New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, Associate Justice Cheryl E. Chambers
and moderated by General Counsel for the Bronx Borough President, Mirtha Sabio, Esq.
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Speed Mentoring with Deborah Martin Owens, Esq.
Keynote Closing Remarks from Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, Assembly District 77, New York
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