Hon. Fern Fisher Honored by the Judicial Friends Association

Headshot photo of Hon. Fern Fisher, Visiting Professor of Law at Hofstra Law and former Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts and Director for the New York City Courts Access to Justice programHon. Fern Fisher, visiting associate professor of law, was honored together with three other retiring justices on Nov. 15 by the Judicial Friends Association at its annual holiday party. The event, held at Brooklyn Law School, was co-hosted by the Judicial Friends Association and the Judicial Friends Foundation.

The association, established in 1976 by African-American judges, monitors administrative and policy issues within the court system, holds programs and mentors new attorneys and judges. The four retiring judges — Fisher, Hon. Richard B. Lowe III, Hon. Eugene Oliver Jr. and Hon. James Sullivan — were honored for their work with the group over the years.

Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, associate justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, introduced the honorees, starting with Fisher, the former deputy chief administrative judge for the New York City Courts and director of the New York City Courts Access to Justice program.

“I’m having a good time at Hofstra; they take good care of me,” Fisher said. “The students of color there need great mentoring. Those of you who have time, reach back to your law schools and help someone who is still struggling to find a place in this profession. They’re struggling, trust me.”

Read more about the event in the article “Judicial Friends Association Honors Four Retiring Justices During Holiday Party,” by Rob Abruzzese, legal editor, on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website.

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