Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors two judges at annual dinner
The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its 98th annual awards dinner at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook on Monday where it honored Justices Lawrence Knipel and William C. Thompson and also established an award in the name of one of its members.
“Thank you everyone for coming to this beautiful event at this gorgeous venue to celebrate the 98th year of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar,” said BWBA President Helene Blank. “The BWBA has been working 98 years promoting quality and excellence in the law and in society. We are so excited to be honoring these wonderful people and to be establishing the Joanne Minsky Cohen Award.”
This is the first year the organization is giving out the Joanne Minsky Cohen Award. Cohen, the principal law clerk to Hon. Bert A. Bunyan, is a former officer of the BWBA and current board member. She was honored in 2013 by the BWBA for her work in the fight against breast cancer. Blank explained that it is for that work as well as her contributions to the Brooklyn legal community that the association named the award in her honor.