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June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centennial Membership & Committee Meeting
Brooklyn Bar Association
123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY
We celebrate our 100th Year as an Incorporated Bar in April, 2018, as one of the oldest women’s bar associations in the nation. Our bar is growing as fast as Brooklyn; by 2020, Brooklyn will beat out Chicago to be the 3rd largest City in the United States, and Brooklyn businesses and our court system are growing in kind.
Join us and become part of the future.
Bias & Discrimination
Discuss and recommend goals, events, and programs regarding bias and discrimination in all its forms, as it affects lawyers, laws, and the courts.
Review and recommend changes to the by-laws that can carry us into our next 100 years.
- Events – Develop a calendar of events that celebrates our different cultures.
- Plan the celebration for our centennial
- Partner with other Brooklyn institutions
- Examine and write the history of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar and its founding leaders
Continuing Legal Education
Help choose, set up, and develop relevant, in-depth continuing legal education,
- Leadership, Finance and Money – learn how to run offices, chose jobs, ask for raises and benefits, invest money, be in charge, lead.
- Justice for All: Dissect bias and discrimination in all its forms religious, cultural, racial, age and gender-based, economic.
- Specific Substantive Areas
- Trial Practice
Vet and recommend films and set up a film festival about women’s issues, and award prizes to films that present unique important ways of presenting women’s issues
Finance and Fund Raising
Determine budget and innovative fund raising to ensure the Bar will be able to provide the services our members want and deserve.
- Work on issues facing us that require legislative action:
- Equal Rights Amendment.
- The Violence Against Women Act
- Reproductive rights
- Unequal pay
- Sexual slavery—trafficking
- Lavern’s Law – the short statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases that disproportionately affects women.
Long Range Planning –
Why not start planning now for a Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Center of Excellence for Women’s Legal Issues? A think-tank. Mentorships. Scholarships. Training. Support. Education.
Membership, Mentoring & Pipeline
- Develop our “Mentor One Attorney” program.
- Get involved in on our Pipeline Initiative to bring minority people into the legal profession.
- Address the issues of new members
Social Media Committee
- Help develop and write Articles, Website, Linked-In, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
- Setup List-Serves to provide access to one another, jobs, and discussion.
- What do young lawyers face that a seasoned lawyer may not?
- Work on monthly get-togethers to develop pertinent discussions in a relaxed forum.