Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Maria Araujo Kahn engaged with the Withers 2019 summer associate class during an interactive Q&A session hosted in the New Haven office. The lively session led by Litigation Partner, Jim Nealon and Special Litigation Counsel, John Farnsworth touched on a variety of topics that included mentoring, professional relationships, work / life balance, implicit bias and the effect of today's advanced technologies on court proceedings.
This year's Withers US summer class will embrace the global culture of our firm with summer associates spanning the globe in Withers offices on the east and west coasts as well as in Hong Kong. We look forward to a fun and fulfilling program for our summers filled with interesting assignments and experiences, fun events, as well as networking and professional development opportunities.
Justice Kahn was born in Angola, Africa. She emigrated to the United States at ten years of age and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She graduated from New York University cum laude with a B.A. in politics in 1986 and earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. Justice Kahn was nominated to the Supreme Court by Governor Malloy in 2017. Before serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Kahn was an Appellate Court and Superior Court judge, and prior to that, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Haven.