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7th Annual Conference of District Court of the V.I. Set for Jan. 19

Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis of the District Court has announced the 7th Annual Conference of the District Court of the Virgin Islands for Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort on St. Thomas.
The keynote luncheon speaker will be Debra L. Lee Esq., chairman and CEO of BET Networks. Lee, who oversees one of the most influential multiplatform media companies in the world, was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment. Her achievements over a 25-year career at BET have earned her numerous accolades and recognition as one of the nation’s most respected business executives.
She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and the Washington Business Hall of Fame, and she was honored with the Distinguished Leadership Vanguard Award by the Cable and Telecommunications Association. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, she is affiliated with many professional and cultural organizations.
Highlights of the program will include presentations by respected members of the legal community: Theodore A. McKee, chief judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky, Constitutional scholar and dean of the University of California Law School; Prof. Laurie L. Levenson, ethics expert from Loyola Law School; and Prof. Cynthia Jones, criminal law and evidence scholar of American University College of Law.
More information can be found at www.vid.uscourts.gov or by contacting Glenda L. Lake Esq., clerk of the Court, at 774-0640 or glenda_lake@vid.uscourts.gov.

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