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The Judicial Institute’s Hispanic Heritage Month Program to host discussion on Insular Cases

by | Sep 12, 2022 | Courts | 0 comments

The New York State Judicial Institute will be hosting a hybrid panel discussion on the Insular Cases on September 16, 2022, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. The event is part of The Judicial Institute’s Hispanic Heritage Month Program and is entitled ‘Insular Cases: A discussion on US v. Vaello-Madero and beyond.

Panelists include Natalie Gomez-Velez, Esq, Professor at CUNY Law, Hermann Ferre, Esq, Partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and the Honorable Walter Rivera, from the Court of Claims and President of the Latino Judges Association will be moderating.

Special Guests include Music by Latin Jazz Flutist, Carlos Jimenez, and a Novel Excerpt Reading by the Honorable Jose O. Castaneda.

CLE Credit will be provided to participants, who may choose to attend in person or virtually through Microsoft Teams. All participants must register for the limited space available.



William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, and international relations. A designer with a strong interest in science, policy, and innovation, he previously served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association. William-José lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children's National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. You can see him on Love is Blind as Lydia's brother. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.


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