Committees

Communications

I am Monsuart Adebanjo

Co-Chair of Communications

I am Octavia Ewart

Co-Chair of Communication

Monsuart Adebanjo

Co-Chair of Communications

Octavia Ewart

Co-Chair of Communication

We're responsible for keep our members abreast of the happenings in our legal community and beyond—enabling them to stay connected, network, volunteer and enhance their personal and professional growth. Stay up to date with our weekly announcements, follow us on social media, and share our events. Want to join our Communications Committee? Email us and get involved so we can continue to evolve! Do you have a job opportunity to share? Let us know at:communications@abwanewyork.org.

Social Justice & Community Service

I am Nneka Martin

Co-Chair of Community Service

I am Phaedra Perry

Co-Chair of Community Service

Nneka Martin

Co-Chair of Community Service

Phaedra Perry

Co-Chair of Community Service

Social Justice

Our goal is to address concerns relating to civil rights and in particulate, police relations within our community. We aim to partner with stakeholders so that together we may effect change.

The Community Service Committee is responsible for bridging the gap between the public and ABWA members through programs designed to give back to our community. The Community Service Committee has organized many programs, such as a Holiday Clothing Drive and Mixer, as well as a Legal Workshop, with Bottomless Closet, Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) walk and fundraiser, food preparation with the Bowery Mission, a Suites and Separates Clothing Drive to benefit Dress for Success, and a Career Day for middle school students at P.S. 183. ABWA Community Service Committee members are excited to continue existing relationships while developing new ones in our community as we strive to fulfill ABWA’s mission of “Lifting as we Rise.”

Community Service Committee members will commit to:

·Participate in regularly scheduled committee meetings

·Offer ideas and assist with planning community service programs

·Ensure that all set up is proper for each event. Assist in creating electronic invitations in collaboration with the communications committee for posting on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and circulation to the ABWA distribution list

Meetings – The community service committee meets via conference call every first Tuesday at 8:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

I am Kersuze Morancy

Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education

I am Erica Edwards-O’Neal

Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education

Kersuze Morancy

Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education

Erica Edwards-O’Neal

Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education

Fulfill your continuing legal education (CLE) requirements with us. ABWA’s CLEs are free for all dues paying members. Would you like to learn about a particular topic? Tell us about it.

Judicial & Legislative

I am Cassye Cole

Co-Chair of Judicial & Legislative

I am Nicole Lester Arrindell

Co-Chair of Judicial & Legislative

Cassye Cole

Co-Chair of Judicial & Legislative

Nicole Lester Arrindell

Co-Chair of Judicial & Legislative

The Judicial & Legislative Committee is responsible for monitoring legislation and public policy of interest that affects the African American community, women, and the legal profession. The Committee is responsible for advocacy before local and state governmental bodies on issues of interest to our membership. Special emphasis is given to the need to promote greater diversity in the judiciary. The Committee is also responsible for developing ties to local legislators and political leaders and keeping them informed of ABWA’s activities and viewpoints.

Membership

I am Trina Moore

Co-Chair of Membership Committees

I am Li Litombe

Co-Chair of Membership Committees

Trina Moore

Co-Chair of Membership Committees

Li Litombe

Co-Chair of Membership Committees

The ABWA membership committee oversees all aspects of membership including but not limited to outreach, retention, expansion, and support. Our goal is to ensure all ABWA members have the resources necessary to tap into ABWA's unique network of accomplished individuals.

Programs

I am Kaylin L. Whittingham

Chair of Program

I am Areal Allen-Stewart

Chair of Joint-Programming

Kaylin L. Whittingham

Chair of Program

Areal Allen-Stewart

Chair of Joint-Programming

Scholarship

I am Angela Christmas

Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee

I am Norma Lopez

Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee

Angela Christmas

Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee

Norma Lopez

Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications from law students in the New York and Tri-State region for the Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarhip. The Committee selects the top candidates based on a variety of criteria and generally awards a $3,000 scholarship to two deserving students at ABWA’s annual Gala or Luncheon. The Committee also assists the Board in raising scholarship funds.