NYWBA Annual Luncheon, May 21, 1949

NYWBA Annual Luncheon, May 21, 1949

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NYWBA Judicial Reception, Feb. 25, 2020

NYWBA Judicial Reception, Feb. 25, 2020

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 NYWBA Judicial Reception, March 3, 2022

NYWBA Judicial Reception, March 3, 2022

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NYWBA 2023 Annual Dinner, the inaugural recipient of the Amanda B. Norejko Award

NYWBA 2023 Annual Dinner, the inaugural recipient of the Amanda B. Norejko Award

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Elder Law and Diversity Meditation Event on June 20, 2023

Elder Law and Diversity Meditation Event on June 20, 2023

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WBASNY Convention, June 2, 2023

WBASNY Convention, June 2, 2023

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Book Launch Party, April 17, 2023

Book Launch Party, April 17, 2023

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FamilyKind Gala, May 9, 2023

FamilyKind Gala, May 9, 2023

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Joint Bar Reception for Chief Administrative Judge Zayas

Joint Bar Reception for Chief Administrative Judge Zayas

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Ceremonial passing of the NYWBA gavel

Ceremonial passing of the NYWBA gavel

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NYWBA Membership Reception, October 5, 2023

NYWBA Membership Reception, October 5, 2023

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NYWBA Membership Reception, October 5, 2023

NYWBA Membership Reception, October 5, 2023

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Schapiro Reception for Judge Richardson, January 19, 2024

Schapiro Reception for Judge Richardson, January 19, 2024

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President’s Message

I am honored to serve the NYWBA as its president. I hope you will join us as we strive to improve the status of women, educate lawyers, and support professional development and advancement.
~ Sabrina E. Morrissey

CLICK HERE to read the President's Message from the most recent newsletter.

Honoring Amanda B. Norejko

The New York Women’s Bar Association is extremely sad to announce the passing of Amanda B. Norejko, Past President, Board Member and Committee Co-Chair.  Amanda was a graduate of Bowdoin College and NYU Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Comparative Law.  She worked at Sanctuary for Families from 2004 to 2018.  When she left, she was the Director of the Matrimonial and Economic Justice Project.  At her death, Amanda was a Family Court Support Magistrate and had worked in that role for 5 years.  She chaired the New York County Family Court Gender Fairness Committee and was a member of the Equal Justice in the Courts Committee.

Amanda was bright beyond measure, patient, direct, thoughtful and self-effacing.  She embodied the best traits of a lawyer and a human being.

In her work with the NYWBA, Amanda undertook many roles, including President for a two-year term.  She shepherded the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic. Amanda was a long-time board member and Committee Co-Chair.

At the 2023 Women’s Bar Association of New York Convention, Amanda was presented with the Marilyn R. Menge Award, bestowed upon an outstanding member who has made valuable and significant contributions to her chapter or the statewide organization. At the NYWBA 2023 Annual Dinner, Amanda was the inaugural recipient of the Amanda B. Norejko Award.

She was also a Board Member for 7 years at the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a Senior Policy Advisor for 14 years at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.  She worked tirelessly to better the lives of women and children.

Amanda was a friend and mentor.  She inspired all of us to do more.  We are better for having known her.  We wish her peace and rest.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family during this most difficult time.

NYWBA Foundation

The NYWBA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to eliminate gender bias and discrimination from the legal system and profession; to promote social and economic equality, safety, and well-being of women and children; and to address the unmet legal needs of women and children.

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WBASNY

NYWBA is a founding chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Click here for WBASNY website

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