“The concept of justice is broad & serious in nature;
it is antithetical to any discrimination triggered by prejudice.”
May 3, 1984, on the creation of the NY Task Force on Women in the Courts
Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke (1979 - 1984)
The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts works to secure the equal justice, equal treatment, and equal opportunity that the 1986 report of the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts found were often denied women. A standing committee of the New York State's Unified Court System, the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts has a diverse membership appointed by the Chief Judge of the State of New York.
Working within the New York court system, the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts addresses a variety of concerns of women litigants, attorneys, and court employees. In recent years, it has acted on behalf of constituencies that range from domestic violence victims to immigrant women and from sexually-h arassed employees to self-represented matrimonial litigants. The committee was instrumental in the creation of a statewide network of human trafficking intervention courts.
Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
Alston & Bird LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Charlotte A. Watson
NYS Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts
25 Beaver Street, Room 1129
New York, NY 10004