Judge Betty Weinberg Ellerin

Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, and Former Justice of the New York State Appellate Division, First Department

Judge Betty Weinberg Ellerin

Judge Betty Weinberg Ellerin’s position at Alston & Bird follows her almost 30-year judicial career. The first woman appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts, she was also the first female Associate Justice of the New York State Appellate Division and served as Presiding Justice of that court. Throughout her career, she has fought for equal rights for women and for the eradication of violence against women.

 “We must educate the public that sex trafficking is an everyday occurrence on the streets of every city, town, and state in this country and not a phenomenon limited to distant parts of the world. Every pimp is a trafficker. We must intensify our efforts to enforce existing laws and enact more stringent laws against these heinous predators who destroy the lives of vulnerable girls and women.”