The mission of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association is to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and of 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 to women attorneys in particular.

Officers and Board of Directors

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Committees of the NCWBA

The Committees of the NCWBA offer members a chance to work with other professionals on a wide range of cutting edge issues in local, state, national and international arenas. In addition to these committees at the local level, each of our members has the opportunity to participate in one of the 30 active practice committees of WBASNY . Committee participation provides opportunities to work with other legal professionals on important issues, to network with colleagues, and to perform public interest services.

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Association By-LAWS

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Each year the NCWBA presents the following awards:

Bessie Ray Geffner, Esq. Memorial Award: Presented annually to a recently admitted attorney. The recipient possesses a demonstrated interest in improving the justice system, the professionalism of the bar and serving the community at large. These are the ideals and goals to which Bessie Ray Geffner, Esq. dedicated her pioneering sixty-year career.

Virginia C. Duncombe, Esq. Scholarship Award: Presented annually to foster and enhance ongoing legal education. Mrs. Duncombe began her career in 1939 in the fields of securities and energy law, unique affiliations for a woman of that era. Later, her diverse legal interests led her to positions in private practice and with the Legal Aid Society. Her intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge are the foundation of this award.

Rona Seider, Esq. Award" Presented at the discretion of the Board of Directors for exemplary service to women and the law. This award was renamed for a prior recipient, Rona Seider, Esq., in recognition of her scholarship and insightful leadership. Ms. Seider's work continues to set a standard of excellence for the bar.

To nominate a colleague, please submit the attached application and materials required (by award) for each colleague you wish to nominate to info@nassauwomensbar.com for consideration NO LATER THAN February.

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