Six years after being appointed as a Justice to the New York Supreme Court in the Appellate Division in 2009, Elizabeth Garry told LGBT Law Day attendees that she can finally admit to herself and say out loud, "It is six years later, and I have earned my place at that table."
As time has gone by, Garry, a '90 Albany Law School alumna, has always had a voice in her head questioning if she received her position due to her merit, or to the fact that she was "also something else." In her newly appointed position, Garry wanted the focus of her position to be on her skills and accomplishments, rather than the fact that she is a lesbian.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, Albany Law School held its first-ever LGBT Law Day, providing a unique opportunity for the public to learn about and address legal issues regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Attorneys and other volunteers offered programs to educate and assist the public on civil rights, adoption, child custody, name changes, and many more legal concerns.