Jenet Kaplan Brown


Jenet Kaplan Brown earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1929. During her Presidency, Ms. Brown and then-Secretary Jeannette Harris were featured in a New York Times article about NYWBA’s resolution urging the nomination of women Supreme Court Justices in the First Judicial District and the appointment of Judge Florence E. Allen of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1942, during World War II, Ms. Brown was Chairman of American Women’s Voluntary Services, which partnered with NYWBA to open and staff a clinic to provide urgent legal services to military personnel and their families who could not afford counsel.