It is with pleasure and privilege that I serve as President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY). I am excited and look forward to the year ahead, however, I cannot accomplish this alone. I am truly honored to work with an esteemed board of Officers, Directors and Delegates to WBASNY which consists of a dynamic group of women who all bring diverse views and experiences. Together we will work together to continue the mission of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association.
My theme for this bar year is to Reconnect and Reimagine. As we all know, Bar Associations provide a valuable resource of information and unique opportunities for its members and for the legal community. Now more than ever, we must embrace and also Reimagine services, programs and opportunities that Bar Associations offer. I will work to foster efforts to Reconnect with each other and to utilize the tools we have to navigate the information and resources necessary to network with other bar organizations and legal agencies.
The beauty of our organization is that it can be used as a resource for everyone within our profession-from those who are transitioning laterally within the profession, to our younger legal professionals, to our recent law school graduates, law students, or even just those of us who are trying to navigate this soon to be Post-Covid World or our “new normal”.
I am firmly committed to working with other Bar Associations, and organizations, to sponsor and present unified events and programs that are focused on creating and fostering invaluable opportunities to Reconnect with each other, to network, to build and establish relationships, and reinforce established relationships. To Reconnect and rebuild requires a team effort, and together we can make great strides.
Life as we knew it prior to March 2020 has changed and we must Reimagine and embrace a new norm. We must continue to look to a brighter future within ourselves and our organization. As I move forward during my term as President, we will continue to utilize safety protocols by engaging in virtual events, at least for now, and socially distanced events in the near future.
I look forward to continuing our upcoming summer events such as a virtual Lunch With A Judge, Paint & Sip Event with the Young Lawyer’s Committee, and perhaps a Continuing Legal Education course. In doing so, I encourage you to continue to be safe and I look forward to working together with each of you.
I would like to thank YOU our members and supporters. I truly look forward to an exciting and fulfilling upcoming year with virtual and socially distanced events. Continue to stay tuned and stay involved as we Reconnect and Reimagine a brighter road ahead!
Take Care And Be Well!
Madeline D. Kirton
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association