Major Milestones in the History of Women Attorneys and Judges in the United States

It took a long time for women to achieve equality in the legal profession. Click here for a list of some of the major milestones in the history of women attorneys and judges in the United States.

NYWBA Celebrates 85th Anniversary – June 9, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the NYWBA held its virtual 85th Anniversary Celebration. To see the 85th Anniversary Journal, click here.

NYWBA Celebrates 80th Anniversary – June 10, 2015

NYWBA celebrated its 80th Anniversary at a gala Awards and Installation Dinner on June 10, 2015. Click here to download the commemorative Dinner Journal from the event (PDF)

Overview of NYWBA’s History

The NYWBA has prepared several materials to highlight our illustrious history.  Click here to view a brief overview of the NYWBA’s history from the 75th Anniversary Dinner Journal (PDF)

NYWBA’s Founders, Past Presidents and Advisory Council

Click here to download the biographies and photos for our NYWBA’s Founders, Past Presidents and Advisory Council (PDF)

Click here to download a biography and photos for our Founder, Past President and Benefactor – Hon. Florence Perlow Shientag (1908-2009) (PDF)

NYWBA’s Archive Project

The NYWBA’s Long-Term Planning Committee, chaired by Past President Elizabeth A. Bryson and Director Myra L. Freed, is working on a major project to preserve our rich history and expand our archive of historic materials, including photos of members and events, past Journals, Newsletters, minutes, memoranda and other materials. If you have any information or materials that may be of value to the Association, please send a note to history@nywba.org or call 212-490-8202. All contributions are welcome. If you have precious originals, the LTP Committee will arrange to have them scanned and returned.