|New Jersey Women Lawyers Association|
|NJWLA 6th Annual WILL Platinum Gala Achieves
|Cedar Grove, New Jersey- Approximately 650 accomplished attorneys and elite leaders of the bench and bar of New Jersey attended the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s 6th Annual Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Gala at The Grove in Cedar Grove on Wednesday, March 20th. The NJWLA awarded six exceptional leaders of the bench and bar with the WILL Platinum Award, an honor bestowed upon individuals for their outstanding achievements in the legal profession and their sustained contributions to gender equity challenges and other issues unique to women in the legal profession.
This year’s award recipients were the Honorable Judith Wizmur, former Chief Judge and current Judge of the US Bankruptcy Court, Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, Associate Justice of the NJ Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Honorable Jennifer Velez, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services, Lucinda Long, Esq., Senior VP and General Counsel of Valley National Bank, Lynda Bennett, Esq., NJWLA Past President and Member, Lowenstein Sandler, LLP and Frances V. Bouchoux, Esq., Associate Dean of Rutgers Law School, Newark Campus, who was presented with the 2013 Trailblazer Award. The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo served as the Mistress of Ceremonies, and NJWLA President Galit Kierkut and President-Elect Suzanne Cerra discussed NJWLA’s accomplishments over the last year and goals for next year.
The Keynote address was delivered this year by Former White House Press Secretary, and Author of Why Women Should Rule the World, Dee Dee Myers. Ms. Myers highlighted the benefits of bringing women into the conversation, the unique perspective that women provide and the contributions that women make in the workplace. She also discussed why organizations like NJWLA were still relevant to help shape the future of women lawyers and assist them on their pathway to leadership and success.
At the Gala, NJWLA was very proud to announce the recipients of its inaugural Grant Program which granted $30,000 to recipients such as National Association of Women Laywers, the Alice Paul Institute, the National Association of Women Judges, and NJLEEP. In NJWLA’s annual tradition, scholarships were awarded to three deserving female law students from each of New Jersey’s law schools, who wrote the winning essays that appeared in the 2013 Gala Journal.
|About New Jersey Women Lawyers Association|
The NJWLA is an independent association of almost one thousand attorneys, law students and judges in New Jersey. Its mission is to retain women in the legal profession through education and activism; promote its members to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community and corporate positions; and endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the state and federal judiciary.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Paulette Brown, Esq.
June 12th, 2013
From 6-8 pm
McLoone’s Pier House
One Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
Support the Shore
RESCHEDULED for Thursday, July 29, 2013 10:30 am
NJWLA & ECBF
Second Annual Fore Ladies Only Golf Outing
Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC are pleased to announce the 2012 Best Law Firms for Women initiative. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, which launched the initiative with Flex-Time Lawyers in 2007. The 2012 Best Law Firms for Women will be featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Working Mother magazine, and the winning firms will be honored at a special awards event in late 2012.
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