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Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Upcoming Events

Sip & Paint - Lady Justice Portrait
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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BWBA Membership Party
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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BWBA Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, October 3, 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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“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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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

 Honorable Lillian Wan
Honorable Lillian Wan

New York
Court of Claims

Fun Facts:
1. If you could have any superpower what would it be? Flight!!
2. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why? China. My parents were born there. Regrettably, I still have never been there.
3. If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you spend it? Running. Sleep is overrated.

Judge Lillian Wan was confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 20, 2018, to serve on the New York Court of Claims. As Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) noted, Judge Wan is “making history” by serving as the first Asian American woman on the Court of Claims. She will decide on cases involving claims against the state or its agencies.

Judge Wan received her B.A. from Binghamton University where she graduated summa cum laudeand her J.D. from Albany Law School where she served on the Albany Law Review and graduatedmagna cum laude in the top 5% of her class. Judge Wan began her career as a trial attorney for the Administration for Children's Services ("ACS") in the Family Court Legal Services Division where she dealt with Article 10 abuse and neglect cases. Judge Wan also served as an Attorney-Referee in Kings County Surrogate's Court where she conducted preliminary, discovery, settlement and pre-trial conferences and held guardianship, kinship, adoption, and estate hearings.

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