Brooklyn Women's Bar Association

End of Year Message

President’s Note

As we come to the end of 2021 which marks the first half of my Presidency, it has been a personal milestone as I reflect on this past year.  We continue to have a successful bar year with relevant programming, events, and employment postings to keep our membership engaged.   While all of our members and board have made significant contributions, we have had many highlights and opportunities to be thankful for. I would like to mention a few accomplishments. In October 2021, the BWBA Breast Cancer Committee raised $6,913 for Breast Cancer Awareness and was the #1 team out of 337 teams (based on fundraising). This could not have happened without the support of our committee, board, members, family and friends.  Also, in November 2021, the Franklin H. Williams Commission hosted the 2021 Diversity Awards and our fellow board member and WBASNY past president, Joy Thompson was recognized by the Commission and was presented with the Leading The Way Award.  The program recognizes New York judges, lawyers and legal professionals who have made significant contributions to improve racial and ethnic fairness in the courts and justice system. I would also like to recognize our members and board members who have recently acquired and/or elevated to new roles in the New York State Judiciary System.  Congratulations to ALL of YOU! 

We will end the year with our annual holiday party on December 14, 2021 at the Brooklyn Bar Association Meeting Hall, which I am happy to say will be an in-person event!  All of the proceeds for the evening will benefit the Safe Homes Project of Brooklyn.

In closing, I am extremely excited about what the new year will bring. Our association and our committees are busy continuing to plan great events and increasing our exposure in the legal community. I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and a prosperous New Year 2022 !


Madeline Kirton

President, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association



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