(New York, NY, Friday, August 13, 2021) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) congratulates Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on becoming New York State’s 57th Governor and New York State’s first female Governor. We also recognize Andrea Stewart-Cousins as the first female and first African-American Senate Majority Leader. It is a historic moment for New York and for women. For the first time, New York will have female leaders in top positions in government and the judiciary as they join Attorney General Letitia James and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. It is indeed a significant achievement for our State and for women. These accomplished women make us all proud and will be role models for so many who will follow them. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) recognizes the serious allegations that led to the Governor’s resignation and stand by our commitment to the fair and equal treatment of women in the workplace.
WBASNY wishes incoming Governor Hochul and her new administration the very best. We look forward to working with them to promote WBASNY’s mission.
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The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for more than 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, with professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families. Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.Post