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Civil Court Judge, Only African American Woman Jurist & Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court

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Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Biography

Machelle Sweeting is an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the New York State Supreme Court. She was elected to the bench in 2014 from the historic 10th Municipal Court District in Harlem, New York. Judge Sweeting is the only Bahamian-American legal practitioner admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts in New York; Washington, DC; the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits; the United States Supreme Court; and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

For five years, she served with distinction, as the only African American female Judge in the New York County Family Court, where she presided over the most complex cases involving disputes over custody, visitation, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and juvenile delinquency; and over cases filed by undocumented persons, under the age of 21, seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Additionally, long before the use of technology had been integrated into the court system, she presided over the nation’s first state-wide “Remote Access Part” which allowed persons to appear in court via Skype or other electronic means.

Judge Sweeting majored in U.S. history at Davidson College in North Carolina and received her law degree from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas. She has also studied law at the University of London and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, England; and at the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Botswana in Africa.

In 2019, Judge Sweeting, together with the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Institute of International Affairs, led a U.S. delegation of women Judges and lawyers on a pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa, where she spoke on the theme of “reinforcing bonds and connecting with the diaspora.” Judge Sweeting delivered the address on behalf of the U.S. delegation before members of the Ghanian legal profession and dignitaries including Ghana’s Attorney General. Judge Sweeting has also joined U.S. delegations in the countries of Jamaica and Haiti, where she has presented on important immigration topics such as the Deferred Action Plan and the Dream Act, and their impact on Caribbean nationals.

Prior to ascending to the bench, she served with distinction as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (she was a founding attorney of the Special Litigation Division). She also served as a Special Referee in the Supreme Court Matrimonial Division; an Administrative Law Judge; an Assistant District Attorney; a Law Clerk to a Supreme Court and Appellate Justice; and as an Adjunct Law Professor.

Judge Sweeting holds leadership positions in several local, state and national organizations including: the Caribbean American Lawyers Association; the NAACP; the National Bar Association; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; the Women’s Bar; the Metropolitan Black Bar; the New York State Bar; the Association of Black Women Attorneys; the American Bar Association; The Family Court Judge’s Association of New York; and the Bahamas Bar. She is the recipient of many awards including the unique honor or being selected as a Marshal at the African American Day Parade.

Even more importantly, Judge Sweeting is a dedicated mentor to a countless number of students and is committed to building a successful pipeline for persons interested in pursuing a career in law. She regularly welcomes visitors to her courtroom (including virtually) to observe the inner workings of our judicial system and to empower them with information about their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Her youth commitment dates back to her days as a law student at Rutgers, where she established the law school’s first legal training program for high school students.

Judge Sweeting is a highly regarded motivational speaker, whose words of encouragement continue to inspire a new generation of civic-minded community leaders to pursue a career in law.

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  • Law; Women; African American History; Education; Motivational Speaker

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Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Biography

Machelle Sweeting is an Acting Supreme Court Justice in the New York State Supreme Court. She was elected to the bench in 2014 from the historic 10th Municipal Court District in Harlem, New York. Judge Sweeting is the only Bahamian-American legal practitioner admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts in New York; Washington, DC; the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 4th Circuits; the United States Supreme Court; and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

For five years, she served with distinction, as the only African American female Judge in the New York County Family Court, where she presided over the most complex cases involving disputes over custody, visitation, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and juvenile delinquency; and over cases filed by undocumented persons, under the age of 21, seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Additionally, long before the use of technology had been integrated into the court system, she presided over the nation’s first state-wide “Remote Access Part” which allowed persons to appear in court via Skype or other electronic means.

Judge Sweeting majored in U.S. history at Davidson College in North Carolina and received her law degree from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas. She has also studied law at the University of London and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, England; and at the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Botswana in Africa.

In 2019, Judge Sweeting, together with the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Institute of International Affairs, led a U.S. delegation of women Judges and lawyers on a pilgrimage to Ghana, Africa, where she spoke on the theme of “reinforcing bonds and connecting with the diaspora.” Judge Sweeting delivered the address on behalf of the U.S. delegation before members of the Ghanian legal profession and dignitaries including Ghana’s Attorney General. Judge Sweeting has also joined U.S. delegations in the countries of Jamaica and Haiti, where she has presented on important immigration topics such as the Deferred Action Plan and the Dream Act, and their impact on Caribbean nationals.

Prior to ascending to the bench, she served with distinction as an Assistant Corporation Counsel (she was a founding attorney of the Special Litigation Division). She also served as a Special Referee in the Supreme Court Matrimonial Division; an Administrative Law Judge; an Assistant District Attorney; a Law Clerk to a Supreme Court and Appellate Justice; and as an Adjunct Law Professor.

Judge Sweeting holds leadership positions in several local, state and national organizations including: the Caribbean American Lawyers Association; the NAACP; the National Bar Association; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; the Women’s Bar; the Metropolitan Black Bar; the New York State Bar; the Association of Black Women Attorneys; the American Bar Association; The Family Court Judge’s Association of New York; and the Bahamas Bar. She is the recipient of many awards including the unique honor or being selected as a Marshal at the African American Day Parade.

Even more importantly, Judge Sweeting is a dedicated mentor to a countless number of students and is committed to building a successful pipeline for persons interested in pursuing a career in law. She regularly welcomes visitors to her courtroom (including virtually) to observe the inner workings of our judicial system and to empower them with information about their rights and responsibilities as citizens. Her youth commitment dates back to her days as a law student at Rutgers, where she established the law school’s first legal training program for high school students.

Judge Sweeting is a highly regarded motivational speaker, whose words of encouragement continue to inspire a new generation of civic-minded community leaders to pursue a career in law.

Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Speaking Topics

  • Law; Women; African American History; Education; Motivational Speaker

Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Videos

  • HARLEM HONORS JUDGE J MACHELLE SWEETING
  • NBPLC 2017 Judge J. Machelle Sweeting
    The 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute.
  • The Paper Chase [FINAL]

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  • How to book Judge J. Machelle Sweeting?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Judge J. Machelle Sweeting for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Judge J. Machelle Sweeting, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Judge J. Machelle Sweeting or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Judge J. Machelle Sweeting?

    Booking fees for Judge J. Machelle Sweeting, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Judge J. Machelle Sweeting, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Judge J. Machelle Sweeting?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Judge J. Machelle Sweeting for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Judge J. Machelle Sweeting for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Judge J. Machelle Sweeting or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Judge J. Machelle Sweeting or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Judge J. Machelle Sweeting is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Law; Women; African American History; Education; Motivational Speaker. The estimated speaking fee range to book Judge J. Machelle Sweeting for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Judge J. Machelle Sweeting generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristie Kennedy, Xernona Clayton, Lolita Taub, Jamira Burley and Ellen McGirt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Judge J. Machelle Sweeting for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Speaking Topics

  • Law; Women; African American History; Education; Motivational Speaker

Judge J. Machelle Sweeting Speaker Videos

  • HARLEM HONORS JUDGE J MACHELLE SWEETING
    NBPLC 2017 Judge J. Machelle Sweeting
    The 13th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute.
  • The Paper Chase [FINAL]

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