Last night the Cervantes Society, a non-profit fraternal organization for Hispanic employees of the of the New York State Court System, held their annual awards ceremony under the rotunda of the New York State Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street in lower Manhattan. This year’s honorees included the Hon. Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts, and Joanne D. Quinones, President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. Two scholarship awards were also made to deserving students. The Luis Gonzalez Youth Award went to Christian Velez of Brooklyn Technical High School, and the Gilberto Ramirez Scholarship Award went to Tiffani Ada Milan who is a sophomore at St. John’s University.
The Hon. Fern Fisher has been a driving force behind the Justice Center’s development. Her vision and leadership to provide access to justice for all is a central value for all courts, especially the Justice Center.
Cervantes Board Member Charles Lopez directs the Clerk’s Office here at the Justice Center.
Congratulations to all the awardees and the Cervantes Board for a great event!