The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, the Rochester Black Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association last week held a joint reception for Chief Justice of Ghana Georgina T. Wood.
That country’s first female justice, Chief Justice Wood is viewed as a judicial reformer, who has focused much effort on improving access to justice and enhancing the public’s trust in Ghana’s court system. She also was a pioneering proponent of alternative dispute resolution in Ghana.
Chief Justice Wood was accompanied by fellow Ghana Supreme Court Justice Jones Victor Dotse as well as her husband, Edwin Wood.
Held at the American Association of University Women’s Perkins House Mansion on East Avenue, the event also was sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Torts and Compensation.
Earlier last week, Justice Wood also delivered the annual Roehmer Lecture at SUNY Geneseo, “The Dynamic of Law and Development in Ghana: The Case for Judicial Reform in an Emergent Democracy.”
— Photos by Kris Dreessen