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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Pace Women’s Justice Center will host its second annual
“Dinner with a Difference,” on Thursday, October 28, 1999 at the Tarrytown House,
East Sunnyside Lane in Tarrytown, N.Y. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, nationally renowned
human sexuality expert, will provide the keynote address. There will be a round-
table discussion on the “Ethical Considerations in Women’s Legal Issues” at
5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails at 6:30 p.m., and dinner and the ceremony at
7 p.m. For ticket prices and reservations, call (914) 422-4069.
The evening will begin with introductory remarks by Congresswoman Nita Lowey.
Following introductions, the Pace Women’s Justice Center will present the “Diane
White Legal Advocacy Award” to New York State Supreme Court Justice Sondra Miller,
the highest-ranking female jurist in the Ninth District and a graduate of the first
class of Harvard Law School to admit women. The Award is in memory of White, a
grass-roots pioneer for women’s legal rights in Westchester County.
Also during the evening, Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano will receive
the “Creative Vision for Women’s Justice Award” for his unique and successful
approaches to helping poor and battered women.
The roundtable discussion on the “Ethical Considerations in Women’s Legal Issues,”
will be hosted by playwright Henry A. Miller, Esq., of the law firm of Clark Gagliardi
& Miller, PC, and will feature panelists Dean David S. Cohen of Pace Law School,
Michael G. Dowd, Esq., the Honorable George D. Marlow, the Honorable Sondra Miller,
and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Continuing Legal Education credit in ethics is available
for those attending (additional $50 fee for CLE credit).
The “Dinner with a Difference” benefits the Pace Women’s Justice Center at Pace
University School of Law. The Pace Women’s Justice Center is a nonprofit organization
that depends on grants and donations to provide all of its programs and free legal
counsel to the needy. Each year the Center trains dozens of future attorneys,
represents hundreds of victims of domestic violence, and provides legal information
and training to thousands of people. The Center’s mission is to give women and
families the legal tools they need to stop gender violence, seek economic justice,
protect children and save lives.
Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 5,000 alumni/ae throughout
the country. It offers full- and part-time day and evening J.D. programs on its
White Plains, New York, campus. The School also offers the Master of Laws in
Environmental Law and in Comparative Legal Studies. The School, which has one of
the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the doctoral S.J.D.
program in that field. The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent
and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.