To Promote, Protect & Further the Rights of All Women

Meryl Schwartz

Meryl I. Schwartz

Brooklyn Women's Bar Association President

President's Message

I am honored and privileged to serve as the 59th president of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association. We are a diverse group of over 500 attorneys, judges and court personnel who continue to depend on our organization to educate, promote and support each other.

Brooklyn is one of the most diverse counties in the state and we plan on continuing to offer events and programs that will be of interest to and support the diversity of our members.

We have a number of events either scheduled or planned in the upcoming months. These events include our Membership Party to be held in September; our team is scheduled to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 20, 2019 and we are looking forward to our annual BWBA Holiday Party in December and our Judiciary Night in January.

Besides these events, there are other exciting programs in the planning phase including Continuing Legal Education courses as well as our very popular Lunch with a Judge and the Appellate Division. Please check our calendar regularly for updated information on our events and programs.

When you join BWBA, you become part of both a local and statewide network of attorneys and judges that provide support for your professional life and career through various member benefits, mentorship and robust programming. There are many opportunities to learn, network and get involved as a member.

If you have not already, we invite you to join BWBA or renew your membership today. We hope to see you at our events this upcoming year.

Please like and follow us at and on Twitter @BklynWomensBar. Please see our website for more details, flyers and information about our upcoming events, and feel free to e-mail me at with your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

Welcome to the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Upcoming Events

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Pink and Teal Seminar

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The Importance of Women's Heart Health


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How to Recognize Disability Discrimination

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:30 - 7:30PM

2 Professional Practice Credits

FREE for Academy and BWBA Members  $100 for non-members

123 Remsen Street - Brooklyn, NY

Register or Join:

347-790-0300 or

Member Highlight


Nicole Michelle Gill

Nicole Michelle Gill joined Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin as an associate attorney in our negligence department. Ms. Gill spent over seven years at the New York City Law Department Office of the Corporation Counsel defending the City of New York in actions such as police assault, false arrest, negligent supervision, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and labor law. Following her position as trial attorney with the Corporation Counsel’s Office, she worked with a defense personal injury firm handling aviation accident cases as well as employment discrimination cases and trials. Nicole has the unique advantage of having been a defense attorney, which provides her with insights into defense trial tactics and thus, how to anticipate and prepare for them. Nicole’s poise and skills make her a formidable trial attorney.

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