Myrna Felder


Myrna Felder is a graduate of NYU Law School and was admitted to the NYS bar in 1971. She has been a popular lecturer for all major bar associations. As chair of NYSBA’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, she organized the State Bar’s CLE program on Appellate Practice in 1989, which was presented bi-annually in each of the four judicial departments. She regularly taught at Summer Judicial Seminars, and throughout the year in training sessions for Matrimonial Judges and staff, newly elected Judges, Court Attorneys, and Special Referees. Since 1983, she has served on OCA’s Advisory Committee on Civil Practice and has also long been a member of the Board of Directors of the Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD). A founding member of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, Ms. Felder served as its first Membership Chair and later as Co-President. She is a member of JALBCA’s Advisory Board. For NYWBA, she served on our Board, as Secretary, and as Treasurer, before serving as President. The next few years were devoted to establishing WBASNY, of which she is a Founder and was President in 1986-87. She organized WBASNY’s Matrimonial and Family Law Committee in 1983 – its first substantive committee, and she remains a resource at the state and local level. Ms. Felder is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NYWBA President’s Special Award.