1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6300 Fax: 215-238-1267 www.philadelphiabar.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Petitti
Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of the television program "Judge Pirro" seen locally weekdays at 12:00 p.m. on The CW Philly and a respected legal analyst who has appeared on "Larry King Live," "Good Morning America" and "60 Minutes," will discuss issues confronting women in the legal field and weigh in on today's legal headlines on Wednesday, September 8 at 12:45 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center at Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. The event, which is presented by the Association's Women in the Profession Committee, is free and open to all Bar Association members. Lunch can be purchased for $8. Click here to register.Judge Pirro was the first woman District Attorney in Westchester County, New York, elected in 1993. She also became the first woman to sit on the Westchester County bench in 1989. Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence and other serious cases, Judge Pirro received considerable recognition for her work as a leading advocate for victims of domestic abuse and hate crimes. She has authored several articles for The New York Law Journal and The New York Post as well as wrote the acclaimed book "To Punish and Protect: Against a System That Coddles Criminals." Judge Pirro was chosen as the Republican Party's candidate for New York State Attorney General in 2006.