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 Kathryn E. Salensky
Employment and Equal Opportunity for Women Felice B. Ekelman Louis Pechman
Judiciary Deborah G. Rosenthal Amy B. Goldsmith
Michael W. Appelbaum n/a
Legislation Dawn M. Cardi TBA
Elba Galvan TBA
Membership Michael W. Appelbaum Elizabeth A. Bryson
Professional Ethics and Discipline Hon. Barbara Jaffe Nicole I. Hyland
Programs, Events and Arrangements Diana G. Browne Jo Ann Douglas (Annual Dinner)
Kay Marmorek Jennifer P. Brown (Annual Dinner)
Publicity/Press Julie Hyman Maria Matos

NYWBA Special Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

Advance the Status of Women in the Profession Victoria A. Turchetti Debra S. Cohen
Barbara G. Brown n/a
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Leona Beane TBA
Archive and History Elizabeth A. Bryson n/a
Awards Allison M. Surcouf n/a
Children's Rights and Issues Elliot Podhorzer Ivy Cook
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Amy B. Goldsmith TBA
Criminal Law Fran Hoffinger n/a
TBA n/a
Diversity Ami Prabhu n/a
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
Ann T. Gittleman n/a
Immigration Law Annie J. Wang Vanesa I. Pagan
Jennifer Durkin Elisabeth Ames
International Law and Practice Farah Y. Zaman n/a
Litigation Kathy M. Lynch Francesca A. Sabbatino
n/a n/a
Long Range Planning 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
Newsletter Kelly D. Schneid TBA
Privacy & Cyberlaw (see "Federal Practice," above) Jenny Rebecca Lewis n/a
Pro Bono (see "Matrimonial & Family Law," above) n/a n/a
Reproductive Rights & Women's Health BriAnne Copp Dana Northcraft
Anita S. (Nicky) Rho n/a
Solo and Small Firm Practice Jocelyn L. Jacobson Elisabeth Ames
Susan Dennehy n/a
Students and New Lawyers Morgan M. Fraser Lisa Hughes Hoover
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 Christine M. Harman Melanie A. Chieu
Victoria A. Turchetti n/a

NYWBA Delegates to WBASNY Committees

Amicus Curiae Elizabeth A. Bryson (Co-Chair) n/a
Awards Allison M. Surcouf TBA
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 n/a
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Amy B. Goldsmith Nicola R. Duffy
Criminal Law Fran Hoffinger Isiris I. Isaac
n/a n/a
Diversity Ami Prabhu n/a
Domestic Violence Amanda B. Norejko Laura A. Russell
Elder Law 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 Susan M. Moss (Co-Chair) Virginia A. LoPreto
Lauren Michael Friend Hon. Lori S. Sattler
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 Elba Galvan
TBA TBA
Liaison to Women Judges Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin n/a
Long-Range Planning Janet I. Cord n/a
Newsletter Kelly D. Schneid n/a
Nominations Elizabeth A. Bryson Jennifer P. Brown
Press and Public Relations Julie Hyman Maria Matos
Professional Ethics Hon. Barbara Jaffe 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
(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 Kathryn E. Salensky
Network of Bar Leaders Leona Beane n/a
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
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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