The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor Speaks At NYCLA Justice Center Event

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 01:00

Hon. Sonia Sotomayor (second from left), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who became President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court on May 26, was a speaker on May 7 at the New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) Justice Center screening of clips from a Public Radio International (PRI) documentary series, Against The Odds. The documentary examines young people from some of the toughest streets on both coasts who have managed - despite harsh backgrounds - to become exemplary achievers by transforming their lives with the help of special mentors.Pictured with Judge Sotomayor are (from left to right): Hon. George Bundy Smith, chair of the NYCLA Justice Center, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke and retired judge, New York State Court of Appeals, who moderated a discussion following the screening; Ellis Cose, columnist, contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and writer and executive producer of the PRI series; and James B. Kobak, Jr., NYCLA president elect, president of the NYCLA Foundation and a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.