99th Annual Dinner
in Honor of the Federal Judiciary
APRIL 22, 2021 | VIRTUAL
On April 22, 2021, the NYIPLA held both the 98th and 99th Annual Dinners in Honor of the Federal Judiciary, albeit in a virtual format. The event was hosted on the Remo virtual event platform, which was fantastic and we have received many compliments from the attendees on the format.
The Judges Dinner started off with a riveting panel discussion between Judge Esther Salas of New Jersey and Judge Richard Sullivan of the Second Circuit regarding the Daniel Anderl Judicial Privacy and Security Act, introduced by Sens. Menendez, Booker and Graham in the last Congress. NYIPLA President Colman Ragan moderated the panel as the Judges explained the need for improved protections (such as removal of personally identifying information from public databases) for federal judges in the wake of tragedies such as that which befell Judge Salas last summer. The NYIPLA has supported this legislation, and the judges showed their appreciation by providing such a spirited and informative discussion.
Kathleen McCarthy and Colman Ragan then delivered short speeches and presented the 18th and 19th OPS awards to Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, and Chief Judge Sharon Prost of the Federal Circuit, respectively. Both honorees told amazing stories of their, sometimes harrowing, life journeys to public service. We were truly honored that both judges accepted the award.
The night was also interspersed with several songs from the musical Hamilton. Thank you to King & Spalding LLP for sponsoring such great entertainment. We were also entertained by Chef Michael Bourquin trying to teach Colman Ragan how to cook several recipes submitted by judges. And, of course there was networking on the Remo platform, which allowed members and guests to go to virtual tables on one of several floors in the ballroom, beer garden, and lounge room. In the beer garden and lounge rooms, there were also virtual beer tastings of four local beers and a tutorial on how to mix a cocktail.
For the 100th Judges Dinner, we hope to be back in person, but for now, we were glad to see everyone who came to this year’s virtual version of the Judges Dinner.
Recordings of the Judges Dinner
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Honorable Esther Salas
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Honorable Richard Sullivan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
18th Outstanding Public Service Award Recipient
Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf
Director of the Administration Office of the U.S. Courts
19th Annual Outstanding Public Service Award Recipient
Honorable Sharon Prost
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Thank You To Our 2021 Sponsors
View Prior Years Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary, click here.