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Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Upcoming Events

Lunch with the Honorable Deborah A. Kaplan
Thursday, September 13, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM
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BWBA Membership Party
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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BWBA Young Lawyers Committee Speed Networking Event: Part II
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Donate Your Cell Phone To Victimes of Domestic Violence
October 1st - 31st, 2018
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BWBA Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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“Lunch with the Presiding Justice” - Hon. Alan D. Scheinkman
Kings County Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM
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Cinema Night, "RBG"
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Professional Women’s “Love Myself Day”!
Equinox Fitness Club - Brooklyn Heights
Saturday, November 3, 2018
2:00 - 5:00 PM
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BWBA Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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President’s Message

Carrie Anne Cavallo Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association President
Carrie Anne Cavallo

Brooklyn Women’s
Bar Association President

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association extends a grateful thank you to Governor Andrew Cuomo for making Lavern's Law the law of New York. Our mission and the mission of WBASNY, the largest bar association in the State of New York devoted to women’s issues, of which we are a chapter, is to advocate for legislation that promotes equal access to justice and gender equality. Passage of this law ensures equal access to justice for victims of a failure or a delay in diagnosing cancer. The failure or the delay in diagnosing cancer disproportionately affects women, as women are more vulnerable and at a higher risk for being a victim of this type of medical error in that women routinely undergo annual mammograms and other annual gynecological testing. Lavern's Law, which is also known as the "date of discovery" rule, allows the statute of limitations to start to run from the date the victims learn or should have learned they have cancer. WE appreciate Governor Cuomo's pledge to look towards the future and thank him for his leadership. Governor Cuomo's commitment to protecting cancer patients and their families confirms his promise of a progressive agenda and demonstrates its delivery.

Income Inequality

There is no question that there is inequality between the wages men and women receive: women earn 89 cents for every $1 a man gets. The question is, "How can we change wage inequality?"

New York State Governor Cuomo is scheduling hearings [one was already held in New York City] to discuss strategies to overcome the wage disparity women suffer. Read More

Do you have ideas? Is something working at your job, so that women and men earn comparative salaries?

Help by sharing strategies that you see are working. Send your ideas to the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association at info@brooklynwomensbar.org

Our parent organization, the Women's Bar Association of New York State (WBASNY) will be presenting testimony on this tremendously important issue.

Let's make a difference.


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Member Highlight

 Claire Rush, Esq.
Claire Rush, Esq.

Rush & Sabbatino, PLLC

Claire Rush is a trial attorney who specializes in the defense of high exposure personal injury actions. Ms. Rush has been recognized by the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, the New York Times, and AVENUE Magazine as one of New York City’s top women lawyers in the area of trial practice. She has been identified as one of the top personal injury defense attorneys in the Metro New York area by Super Lawyer Magazine and American Legal Media.

Ms. Rush received her B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and her J.D. from New York Law School. While at New York Law School, she was a member of the International Law Journal and Moot Court. She began her career at the MTA/New York City Transit Authority where she was assigned to a trial unit that tried catastrophic injury claims and death actions. Ms. Rush tried over 75 cases to verdict while at MTA, and went on to serve as an Assistant General Counsel, a supervisor in the Bronx Trial Unit, and the Chief of the Major Case Unit in New York County.

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