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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:30 am

Members of the Queens Bar Association met at their Jamaica headquarters on Oct. 29 for their annual panel discussion.

This year’s topic was “Finding the Perfect Number,” a discussion led by Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman of the Appellate Division Second Department, on the ideal number of judges needed to sit on appellate cases.

At top are Thomas Principe, left, president of the Columbian Lawyers Association; Karl Pflanz, deputy chief court attorney for the Appellate Division, second Department; John Barrett, professor of Constitutional Law at St. John’s School of Law; Adrienne Williams, president of the Queens Women’s Bar Association; Sheinkman; Marie-Elena First, president of the Queens County Bar Association; Gary Miret, president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens; Spiros Tsimbinos, U.S. Supreme Court analyst; and Chrisanthy Zapantis, president of the Hellenic Lawyers Association.

Above are Pflanz, left; Barrett; Jawan Finley, president of the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association; First; Tsimbinos; and Paul Schechtman, professor of law at Columbia Law School.

Welcome to the discussion.