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Constitution Day Student Lecture

September 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year’s Constitution Day Student Lecture at the Robert H. Jackson Center will be Citizenship and the U.S. Constitution with Hon. Mark A. Montour and Hon. Darlene Lay.

Constitution Day recognizes U.S. Congress’ adoption of the United States Constitution in 1787 and, since 1941, as also Citizenship Day to honor all who are U.S. citizens regardless of their path to attainment.

Justice Mark Montour serves as a judge in the Fourth Department, Appellate Division for New York State. He previously served as a New York State Supreme Court Justice, acting Administrative Judge for the Eighth Judicial District, and the Supervising Judge for Genesee and Wyoming County Town and Village Justice Courts. He holds the disticntion as being the first Native American elected to a state level judicial position in New York.

Justice Montour is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation and is recognized on the Kahnawake Kanien’keha:ka Registry. He is also the Chairman of the New York State Tribal Courts Committee, State facilitator for New York-Federal-State and Tribal Courts and Indian Nations Justice Forum, and a member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.

Judge Lay is a member of the Seneca Nation and was elected to serve on the Peacemaker’s Court in 2009. The Peacemakers Court is the court of general jurisdiction and is located on each of the Allegany and Cattaraugus Territories and is an alternative to the County Court system that can hear civil actions including domestic relations, child welfare, land disputes, environment issues, and restraining orders. 

This event is sponsored in part by the Randall J. Sweeney Education Fund.

Seats will fill quickly. Please contact info@roberthjackson.org or call (716) 483-6646 to save space for your class now!


September 21, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Robert H. Jackson Center
305 E 4th ST
Jamestown, NY 14701 United States
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