On August 28th, the Embassy will host a breakfast discussion with South Carolina Judge J. Michelle Childs, who will speak on “Empowering Women and Minorities”.
What: Empowering Women and Minorities: A Breakfast Discussion With Judge J. Michelle Childs
When: Tuesday, August 28, 8-9:30 a.m.
Where: Embassy of the United States of America, 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
To attend, you must RSVP to Alison Morris by noon on Friday, August 24th via e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (613-688-5484). Please bring photo identification. Note that all visitors must follow certain security procedures, and electronic devides (including cell phones, iPods and cameras) will be checked upon arrival. Please arrive at the Embassy’s Sussex Entrance 10-15 minutes prior to the program to clear security. If you have special needs requirements, please indicate them when you RSVP. Reservations are non-transferable. Parking is available nearby in the Byward Market.
About Judge J. Michelle Childs
The Honorable Judge J. Michelle Childs was appointed as a United States District Court Judge to the District of South Carolina by President Barack Obama on August 20, 2010. Before her position at the United States District Court of South Carolina, Judge Childs served as an At-Large Circuit Court Judge, a position for which she was elected. This judgeship included the responsiblity of serving as the Chief Administrative Judge for General Sessions and Business Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Richland and Kershaw Counties. Judge Childs was appointed by Governor James Hodges of South Carolina as a Worker’s Compensation Commissioner and held this position from 2002-2006. She also served as the Deputy Director for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Division of Labor from 2000-2002. Judge Childs was a Partner with the law firm of Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard, LLP, and was the first African-American woman to make partner in a large law firm in South Carolina. Judge Childs has lectured frequently on topics including courtroom practices and procedures, expert witness issues, and litigation and trial techniques.
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