Join us as NJICLE commemorates the life and work of the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Watch the movie “RBG” on your own whenever is convenient. (It’s available on several streaming services.) Then, join an esteemed panel of judges and respected attorneys on October 8th for a discussion of the tremendous legacy left by the Justice from her landmark opinions to her “notorious” dissents. Participation from the audience is welcome.
About the movie:
Marking her 25th year on the U.S. Supreme Court, RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ruth Bader Ginsburg's exceptional life and career.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has created a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected intergenerational heroine and pop culture icon. But even many of her ardent admirers don't know the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court: as a young lawyer, Ginsburg was a legal architect of the modern women's rights movement.
Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen develop a multidimensional portrait of the Justice through intimate interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and critics, along with vérité scenes and archival news footage documenting her career, family photographs, and exclusive home movies. The filmmakers expertly weave Justice Ginsburg's speeches and writings together with an extraordinary interview with the Justice herself, in which she discusses, in quietly profound terms, her upbringing, passions, and finding love with her husband, Marty, whom she credits with making her profession possible…. What emerges is a fresh and fierce authenticity, a more complete, inspiring portrait of Ginsburg than ever seen before: a complex jurist, woman, scholar, grandmother, opera lover, wife, mother, daughter, warrior, and citizen.
The CLE program:
Prominent women and men in the law will lead a discussion with the audience about the legacy of Justice Ginsburg. From her success in arguing the 1971 case of Reed vs. Reed , which led to the Court’s ruling for the first time that discrimination based on sex was unconstitutional, to her opinions and dissenting opinions, the panel will analyze some of her most important decisions re: women’s rights, workplace discrimination and more. We will pay tribute to this extraordinary woman and Justice who, at 5’1”, was a figure who will continue to loom large over American jurisprudence.
Note: Watch the movie “RBG” on your own whenever is convenient. (It’s available on several streaming services.)