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Women’s Bar Association gets introduced to new judges at Judiciary Night

February 20, 2019 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association held its annual Judiciary Night at Borough Hall on Monday, Feb. 11, where they honored the judges of Kings County and gave a special introduction for the newest judges in the borough.

“We are pleased to welcome you here to Judiciary Night on behalf of our president Carrie Anne Cavallo and the officers and members of the BWBA,” said Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix, co-chairperson of the Judiciary Night Committee with Hon. Joanne Quinones.

“Every year we get to do this,” Justice Hinds-Radix continued. “This year Joanne and I are very pleased to ask all of the newly elected and re-elected, and appointed and reappointed, to spend this evening with us. We’re happy to see this wonderful turnout and hope that you enjoy the food that we’ve provided. It’s also a chance to network — because networking works.”

BWBA President Carrie Anne Cavallo and Hon. Lawrence Knipel, administrative judge of the Supreme Court, Civil Term.

Judge Quinones then introduced BWBA President Carrie Anne Cavallo, who spoke about the importance of the annual Judiciary Night.

“The BWBA is honored to have this opportunity to recognize the judiciary’s commitment and service to the citizens of Brooklyn,” Cavallo said. “Because of your daily commitment to the administration of justice, we are hands down the best borough to practice in — so thank you all very much. To the new elected and appointed judges, we are eager to appear before you, and thank you for starting your judicial careers here in Brooklyn.”

Before Judge Hinds-Radix and Judge Quinones began introducing the judges in attendance, Cavallo pointed out that a few of the new judges in attendance are current or past board members of the BWBA.

“Obviously membership has its benefits,” Cavallo bragged. “For all of you non-members in the room this evening, consider joining the BWBA.”

From left: Hon. Carolyn Wade, Hon. Harriet Thompson and Hon. Ingrid Joseph.

During the ceremony, Justice Hinds-Radix introduced Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman from the Appellate Division, Second Department, who said a few words at his second Judiciary Night.

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“Thank you so much, Judge Hinds-Radix — she really is the energizer bunny of our court,” Justice Scheinkman said. “She really is organizing so many events and does it with such grace and spirit.

“You hear so much about incivility between lawyers or between the bench and the bar, and the antidote to that is events like this where we can all get together, be friends, enjoy each other’s company, and enjoy the camaraderie that the practice of law and business of justice provides to us,” Scheinkman concluded.

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