The Trials of Constance Baker Motley: A Centennial Retrospective (EMS210921)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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CBA-CBF-webThe Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality is presented by the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) and James W. Cooper Fellows

About the Program

September 14, 2021 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Judge Constance Baker Motley. In this inaugural series event for the 2021-2022 bar year, we are celebrating the life and legacy of Judge Motley. We will start with a screening of The Trials of Constance Baker Motley, a 2015 documentary produced by her son, Joel Motley. The documentary spans her remarkable legal career, including, but not limited to, her work with Justice Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP and her landmark civil rights cases before the US Supreme Court, as well as her accomplishments as the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Senate, the first woman elected as Manhattan Borough president, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. The documentary will be followed by a discussion and reflection on Judge Motley moderated by law professor Kate Stith, featuring Judge Motley's son Joel W. Motley, niece Constance L. Royster, former law clerk Daniel J. Steinbock, and law professor Marilyn J. Ford.

You Will Learn

  • About Judge Motley’s work with Justice Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP 
  • About her landmark civil rights cases before the US Supreme Court 
  • About her accomplishments as the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Senate, first woman elected as Manhattan Borough president, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench 

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in learning about the life and legacy of the honorable Constance Baker Motley. 

Cost

Free

Speakers

Marilyn J Ford Marilyn J. Ford
Quinnipiac University, Hamden

Joel Motley Joel W. Motley
Public Capital Advisors LLC, Scarborough, NY

Constance Royster Constance L. Royster
Laurel Associates LLC, Bethany

Daniel Steinbock Daniel J. Steinbock
The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH

Moderator

stith_kate Kate Stith
Yale Law School, New Haven


CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


Contact

Member Service Center
Email: msc@ctbar.org
Phone: (844)469-2221