The Committee on Women in the Law is now the Women in Law Section! All NYSBA members can join here.
NEW! Check out the Q &A with Past Section Chair Susan Harper.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: The section has presented educational forums on gender concerns; sexual harassment in the profession; balancing professional and family responsibilities; career development beyond partnerships; women in politics; seeking
service on the bench; and breast cancer. Additionally, the section presents forums for women law students on career issues and opportunities.
AWARDS: To provide recognition for exemplary achievement by a male or female member of the Association in addressing the concerns of women, an Association award was established in honor of the Committee on Women in the Law's first Chair, Ruth G. Schapiro. The
annual award was proposed and is administered by the Women in Law Section. The first recipient of this award in 1992 was The Honorable Judith S. Kaye.
For more information about the Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award, click here.
To honor women in the profession who recognize the value of diversity in the legal profession and have dedicated their time to advancing the professional development of women attorneys, the section has established the Kay Crawford Murray Award. Future
recipients will posses the following characteristics: A distinguished legal career or a rising star in the profession; An active member of bar associations for the purpose of advancing the professional and personal development of women attorneys; An active
mentor to women attorneys.
For more information about the Kay Crawford Murray Award, click here.