The Honorable Wilma A. Lewis, chief judge of the District Court of the Virgin Islands, has announced the 10th Annual District Court Conference, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix.
The keynote luncheon speaker for the conference will be Loretta Lynch Esq., the 83rd attorney general of the United States. Lynch was the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 23, 2015, she served as attorney general until Jan. 20, 2017.
Prior thereto, Lynch served on two occasions as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, from 1999 to 2001 and from 2010 to 2015, respectively, and in private practice as a partner with Hogan and Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) from 2001 to 2010. She is currently a litigation partner with the law firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York.
Highlights of the program will also include presentations from other well-respected members of the legal community. The conference will feature the Honorable D. Brooks Smith, chief judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, judge of the Third Circuit Court of appeals, who is a noted constitutional scholar; Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Berkeley Law; ethics expert Professor Laurie L. Levenson, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; and leading criminal law and evidence scholar Professor Cynthia Jones of American University – Washington College of Law.
Registration materials will be posted in the near future to www.vid.uscourts.gov.