(New York, NY, Thursday, May 20, 2021) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is pleased to announce that its 2021 Convention will take place on May 21 – 22, 2021 online for the first time ever.
At the Virtual Convention, WBASNY’s 2021-2022 Officers will be installed:
President – Dawn Reid-Green, Esq. (Staten Island); President-Elect – Deborah G. Rosenthal, Esq. (New York); Vice Presidents – Shari R. Gordon, Esq. (Westchester); Dawn Lott, Esq. (Suffolk); Marea L. Wachsman, Esq. (Brooklyn); Treasurer – Simone M. Freeman, Esq. (Nassau); Corresponding Secretary – Kathleen S. Campbell, Esq. (Del-Chen-O); and Recording Secretary – Madison Porzio, Esq. (Queens).
WBASNY’s 2021 Award Recipients also will be recognized:
Betty Weinberg Ellerin Mentoring Award (for serving as a mentor, teacher, guide and trusted counselor to hundreds of attorneys and judges) – Myrna Felder, Esq.; Doris S. Hoffman Medal (for exceptional leadership and service to women lawyers in New York State) – Hon. Leslie E. Stein; Joan L. Ellenbogen Founders Award (for work advancing the status of women in society and the law) – Hon. Jacqueline W. Silbermann; Marilyn R. Menge Award (for valuable and significant contributions to a chapter or statewide organization) – Maureen Crush, Esq.; Doris S. Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award (for bar member of less than five years who has made outstanding achievements within the profession or within member’s community or both) – Catherine Gonzalez, Esq.; Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award (for contributions of pro bono legal services) – Adrienne J. Orbach, Esq.; Stephanie E. Kupferman Juvenile Justice Award (for outstanding achievement in legal matters involving juveniles) – Hon. Helene D. Sacco; and the Judith S. Kaye Access to Justice Award (for current or former State or Federal public sector employee who has ensured equal access to justice) – Hon. Bernice D. Siegal.
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The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for more than 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, with 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.