New York (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, an attorney with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP and a former judge on the New York State Court of Appeals, will be presented with the 2013 Pionera Award at the LatinoJustice’s Fourth Annual Latina Trailblazers breakfast June 19 at the Yale Club. Barbara Meili, Chair of the New York Entertainment and Media Practice at Greenberg Traurig, will present the award to Ciparick.
The awards breakfast is to “celebrate the generational bridge between those Latinas who fought for the right to pursue professional and political achievements and the generations of Latinas after them who are paving the way for thousands of Latino immigrants to realize the American dream.”
Ciparick was the first Hispanic and second woman on the Court of Appeals, and the first Hispanic woman to sit on any trial bench in New York. She was appointed to the Court of Appeals in December 1993 by Governor Mario M. Cuomo and re-appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer in November 2007 to serve until her retirement in December 2012.
Other honorees include Cristina Jimenez, Founder and Managing Director, United We Dream; Monica Lozano, Impremedia; Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Director for North America, International Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Court.
Greenberg Traurig is an Innovator Sponsor of the Trailblazer’s breakfast and is a Benefactor Sponsor of LatinoJustice’s annual awards gala in October.
Additionally, Ciparick recently joined the board of directors of Office of the Appellate Defender, a not-for-profit law firm “devoted to providing excellent legal representation to indigent persons convicted of felonies in Manhattan and the Bronx.”
Ciparick has a long history of serving the people of New York and continues to be a champion of preserving justice for all. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and co-chairs the New York State Justice Task Force.
Ciparick is of counsel in the Appellate and Litigation practices of Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she spent 19 years as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, and 15 years as a trial judge.
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