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Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association to head back to law school for 100th anniversary

April 9, 2018 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the NYS Court of Appeals, will be given the Centennial Award by the BWBA during its 100th anniversary celebration. Eagle file photos by Rob Abruzzese

BWBA to Honor Chief Judge and Brooklyn Bar Prez Aimee Richter

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Monday, at Brooklyn Law School, where it will honor Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) President Aimee Richter.

DiFiore will receive the Centennial Award and Richter, the ninth female president in BBA’s history, will receive the Amy Wren Award.

Afterward, BWBA President Michele Mirman will host a panel titled “The Challenges, Hurdles, and Successes of Women Lawyers ‘What Now?'”

Panelists will include Hon. Dora L. Irizarry, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, retired justice of the Southern District; Edna Wells Handy, chief compliance officer at NYCHA; Letitia James, public advocate; and Stacy J. Kanter, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP.

The choice to use BLS is no coincidence. The original eight members who helped to create the BWBA were all former BLS students which prompted current members to seek out the venue. In addition, Nicholas W. Allard, president and Joseph Crea Dean at BLS, is expected to give the welcoming remarks.

 

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