Brooklyn administrative judge installed as bar president

June 14, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix takes helm at Brooklyn Women’s Bar 


REMSEN STREET — Last night in Brooklyn Heights the chief judge of the Brooklyn Supreme Court became the chief officer of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA).


Kings County Administrative Judge for Civil Matters Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix was installed as BWBA president. She succeeds Lisa Schreibersdorf, the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS).

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Court of Appeals Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick administered the oath to Hon. Hinds-Radix, while NYS Judicial Institute Dean Juanita Bing Newton swore in the BWBA officers, directors, and delegates to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).


The ceremonies were held at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Remsen Street, and were followed by a reception. BWBA member and Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan was the mistress of ceremonies. 


The new BWBA slate is as follows: 




President – Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix

President-Elect – Holly E. Peck

Vice President – Sue Novick Wasko

Vice President – John Coffey

Vice President – Hon. Ellen Spodek

Corresponding Secretary – Hon. Marsha Steinhardt

Recording Secretary – Jeannie Costello

Treasurer – Joy Thompson




Hon. Genine Edwards, Hon. Sylvia Ash, Hon. Joanne Quinones, Sara Gozo, Pamela Elisofon, Barbara Grcevic, Hon. Lisa Ottley, Hon. Margaret Chan, Lillian Wan, Helene Blank, BB Liu, Natoya McGhie, Derafim Neckles, Joanne Minsky Cohen, Carrie Anne Cavallo




Elaine Avery, Theresa Ciccotto, Hon. Deborah Kaplan, Hon. Nancy Bannon


Also, BWBA member and former officer Andrea Composto was previously elected by WBASNY as vice president.


For full coverage and photographs, see an upcoming issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle next week.


—Ryan Thompson

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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