Retired Judge Nancy Gertner to keynote LWVCC Winter Breakfast 

January 13, 2024

Join the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle for its annual Winter Breakfast on January 27 with a keynote address by retired Federal District Court Judge Nancy Gertner, now a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, who will address the role of the courts in maintaining a vibrant democracy.  

Gertner is a graduate of Barnard College and Yale Law School, where she was an editor of The Yale Law Journal. She received her Master of Arts in political science from Yale University. She has been an instructor at Yale Law School, teaching sentencing and comparative sentencing institutions, since 1998. She was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Clinton and retired in 2011.  

In 2008, she received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Gertner was only the second woman to receive the award. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first.  

The same year, Gertner became a Leadership Council Member of the International Center for Research on Women.  

She will be introduced at the breakfast by League member Hon. John Cratsley.   

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with breakfast available starting at 10 a.m., at the Concord Free Public Library’s Goodwin Forum, 129 Main Street, and via Zoom. Pre-register via  

In the event of inclement weather, the presentation will be via Zoom only.