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To Promote, Protect & Further the Rights of All Women.

Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Upcoming Events

Clothing Drive
November 1st - 30st, 2018
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Happy Hour, Mix, Mingle, & Network
Taperia Restaurant & Bar
Monday, November 26, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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BWBA Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Lunch with a Judge - Featuring The Honorable Margarita Lopez Torres
Supreme Court - Kings County
Friday, December 14,2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM
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Lunch with a Judge - Featuring The Honorable Lara J. Genovesi
Supreme Court - Kings County
Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 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

Raquel Miranda, Esq.
Raquel Miranda, Esq.

New York City Housing Authority

Raquel Miranda is an agency attorney for the New York City Housing Authority, where she has worked for the past eleven years of her career. Ms. Miranda received her B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. While at Seton Hall, she was treasurer of the Student Bar Association, and was listed as an “Outstanding Woman Law Graduate” by the National Association of Women Lawyers. She began her career at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she worked as an Assistant District Attorney handling misdemeanor cases. She then went on to serve as Law Secretary to the Honorable Hector R. Velazquez, J.S.C.

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