New York Women's Bar Association, 132 East 43rd Street, #716, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 10017-4019
Committees

NYWBA's committees are a key component in our success. Our Judiciary Committee actively reviews the qualifications of candidates for judicial office in New York County. Through our affiliation with the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), NYWBA's Legislation Committee comments on proposed legislation and policy at state, federal, and international levels. Our substantive law committees and practice area committees provide a forum for members to network among their peers and gain expertise in their fields to better handle real legal issues.

If you are a member and would like to join a committee, click here to access our online form to submit your committee choices. If you have any questions about our Committees, contact the Committee Chair(s) or NYWBA's Executive Director (ED@nywba.org or 212-490-8202). If you would like to be considered to chair a committee, send a note with your qualifications and contact info to President@nywba.org.

Members can also click here to see contact info for the below Committee Chairs and Delegates (member password required).

NYWBA Standing Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

By-Laws & Amendments Elizabeth A. Bryson Amy B. Goldsmith
Cooperation with Other Bar Associations Hon. Kelly O'Neill Levy -
Employment and Equal
Opportunity for Women
Felice B. Ekelman Louis Pechman
Judiciary
(Screening of Candidates for Judicial Office)
Jocelyn L. Jacobson Amanda B. Norejko
Francesca A. Sabbatino n/a
Legislation Dawn M. Cardi Lydia S. Antoncic
Membership Michael W. Appelbaum Elizabeth A. Bryson
Professional Ethics and Discipline Nicole I. Hyland -
Programs, Events and Arrangements Diana G. Browne Kay Marmorek
Magnolia D. Levy (Membership
& Judiciary Receptions)
n/a
Jo Ann Douglas (Annual Dinner) Jennifer P. Brown (Annual Dinner)
Publicity/Press Julie Hyman Maria Matos
Madalyn M. Miller n/a

NYWBA Special Committee Chairs

Advance the Status of
Women in the Profession
Victoria A. Turchetti Barbara G. Brown
Debra S. Cohen TBA
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Leona Beane Lisa Courtney
Archives and History Elizabeth A. Bryson n/a
Awards Allison M. Surcouf n/a
Children's Rights and Issues Ivy Cook Elliot Podhorzer
Callie M. Kramer n/a
Civil Courts Melissa G. Ephron-Mandel Meryl H. Waxman
Hon. Anne Katz n/a
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Amy B. Goldsmith TBA
Criminal Law Fran Hoffinger Judith Rifkin
Diversity Amrita (Ami) Prabhu Morgan Fraser
Domestic Violence Amanda B. Norejko Laura A. Russell
Elder Law and Disabilities Antonia J. Martinez Kim F. Trigoboff
Federal Practice (including Business
Law, Securities & Investment Law,
Intellectual Property, Tax & Bankruptcy)
Monique McClure Jenny Rebecca Lewis
International Women's Rights Farah Y. Zaman n/a
Litigation Kathy M. Lynch Francesca A. Sabbatino
Long Range Planning / Finance Elizabeth A. Bryson Myra L. Freed
Matrimonial and Family Law Virginia A. LoPreto Lauren Michael Friend
Hon. Lori S. Sattler n/a
Mentoring & Mentoring Circles Randy Shapiro Allison M. Surcouf
Elisheva Ackerman n/a
Newsletter Kelly D. Schneid Alexandra Campbell
Jess Cygler n/a
Privacy, Cyberlaw & E-Discovery (see
“Federal Practice,” above)
Jenny Rebecca Lewis n/a
Pro Bono Matrimonial Project (see “Matrimonial & Family,” above) n/a n/a
Reproductive Rights & Women’s Health BriAnne Copp Anita S. (Nicky) Rho
Dana Northcraft n/a
Solo and Small Firm Practice Jocelyn L. Jacobson Susan Dennehy
Students and New Lawyers TBA Margaret O'Hora
Gulsun Turkmenogullari Morgan Fraser
Summer Program Cassandra M. Porter Victoria A. Turchetti
Technology and the Internet / Website Elizabeth A. Bryson Jenny Rebecca Lewis
Trusts and Estates Leona Beane Deborah G. Rosenthal
Loretta A. Ippolito n/a
Working Parents Victoria A. Turchetti Melanie A. Chieu
TBA n/a

NYWBA Delegates to WBASNY Committees

Amicus Curiae Elizabeth A. Bryson (Co-Chair) n/a
Awards Allison M. Surcouf n/a
By-Laws Elizabeth A. Bryson (Co-Chair) n/a
Chapters - Membership Michael W. Appelbaum Elizabeth A. Bryson
Children's Rights Jo Ann Douglas Elliot Podhorzer
Ivy Cook Callie M. Kramer
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Amy B. Goldsmith TBA
Criminal Law Fran Hoffinger Judith Rifkin
Diversity Amrita (Ami) Prabhu Morgan Fraser
Domestic Violence Amanda B. Norejko Laura A. Russell
Elder Law and Disabilities Antonia J. Martinez Kim F. Trigoboff
Employment and Labor Law Felice B. Ekelman Louis Pechman
Equal Opportunity in the Profession Victoria A. Turchetti Barbara G. Brown
Debra S. Cohen n/a
Family and Matrimonial Law Virginia A. LoPreto Lauren Michael Friend
Finance Janet I. Cord (Co-Chair) n/a
Health Issues (see “Reproductive
Rights,” below)
n/a n/a
International Women's Rights Farah Y. Zaman n/a
Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert Hon. Lisa A. Sokoloff n/a
Judiciary/Courts Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin n/a
Legislation Dawn M. Cardi Lydia S. Antoncic
Liaison to Women Judges Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin n/a
Long-Range Planning Janet I. Cord (Co-Chair) n/a
Newsletter Kelly D. Schneid Alexandra Campbell
Jess Cygler n/a
Nominations Elizabeth A. Bryson (NYWBA Delegate) Jennifer P. Brown (NYWBA Alt. Delegate)
Press and Public Relations Julie Hyman Maria Matos
Madalyn M. Miller n/a
Professional Ethics Nicole I. Hyland -
Reproductive Rights & Women’s Health BriAnne Copp Anita S. (Nicky) Rho
Dana Northcraft n/a
Trusts and Estates Leona Beane Deborah G. Rosenthal
Loretta A. Ippolito n/a
Working Parents Christine M. Harman Melanie A. Chieu
Victoria A. Turchetti n/a

NYWBA Members on WBASNY Advisory Council

WBASNY Advisory Council
(Only NYWBA Members Who Are
Past Presidents of WBASNY)
Susan L. Bender Myrna Felder
Martha E. Gifford Irene A. Sullivan

NYWBA Liaisons to Other Bar Associations & Committees

Cooperation with Other Bar Associations (Chairs of NYWBA Standing Committee) Hon. Kelly O'Neill Levy -
Network of Bar Leaders Leona Beane Francesca A. Sabbatino
National Conference of
Women's Bar Associations
Annie J. Wang (Director, NCWBA) Carole A. Aciman (Past President, NCWBA)
"Bar None" - Women's Bar
Association Leaders
Gretchen Beall Schumann Julie Hyman
New York County Lawyers' Association
Committee on Women's Rights
Jennifer P. Brown n/a
New York State Bar Association
(NYSBA) Committee on Women in the Law
TBA n/a
New York Women’s Agenda (NYWA) Yacine Barry-Wun Catherine M. Foti (alternate)
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