(New York, NY, Monday, July 31, 2023) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) applauds Governor Kathy Hochul for her recent ten appointments to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. WBASNY commends the Governor for her commitment to diversifying and strengthening the judiciary, and for recognizing the importance of appointing exceptional judges who will uphold fairness and respect in their service to New Yorkers.
In response to the appointments, Governor Hochul expressed her pride in each of the ten distinguished judges and her confidence in their abilities to serve the people of New York State with honor and integrity. The Governor highlighted their collective decades of work experience and diverse perspectives as significant assets that will undoubtedly contribute to the continued excellence of the state’s judiciary.
WBASNY is particularly delighted to extend heartfelt congratulations to four esteemed members of our organization who have been appointed to the Appellate Division – Hon. Llinét Rosado, First Department; Hon. Kelly O’Neill Levy, First Department; Hon. Lourdes M. Ventura, Second Department; and Hon. Carl Landicino, Second Department. Their well-deserved appointments exemplify their commitment to excellence and invaluable legal community contributions. WBASNY recognizes the dedication and hard work displayed by these accomplished judges throughout their legal careers and is confident that they will continue to serve the state of New York with the utmost integrity and dedication.
The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) is the professional membership organization of choice for over 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, providing professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families. Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.