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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Honorable Roger J. Miner, senior judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will deliver
the ninth annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at
Pace University School of Law, at 7 p.m., Monday, November 9 in the
Fleming Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Law Center, 78 North Broadway,
White Plains. The lecture, titled “Professional Responsibility in
Appellate Practice: A View From the Bench,” is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (914) 422-4205.
Judge Roger J. Miner is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School of Union
University. He previously served as a judge for the United States District
Court, Northern District of New York from 1981 to 1985 and as a justice of
the New York State Supreme Court, Third Judicial District from 1976 to 1981.
Prior to his judicial service, Judge Miner served as assistant district
attorney and district attorney of Columbia County and was a partner in Miner &
Miner, a law firm specializing in trial practice.
Judge Miner graduated from New York Law School, where until recently, he sat
on the board of trustees. He attended the military program at the Judge Advocate
General’s School at the University of Virginia. His many honors include an Army
Commendation Medal for his service in Korea and Japan and honorary degrees from
New York Law School, Syracuse University and Albany Law School.
Judge Miner is an outspoken advocate on judges’ responsibility to the public, and
of lawyers’ obligations to continually improve the judicial system through constructive
criticism of judges and the judicial process. He is a prolific writer and has been
published in a variety of prestigious journals, including the Harvard Journal of Law &
Public Policy, Seton Hall Law Review, Syracuse Law Review, and St. John’s Law Review.
His topics are indicative of the breadth of his knowledge and interest, and include ethics,
court reform, copyright law, historical jurisprudence, criminal law and appellate advocacy.
Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It offers
full- and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School
has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.