Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association honors one of its own

Officers and directors of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association: Hon. Ellen Spodek, Hon. Marsha Steinhardt, Joanne Minsky Cohen, Holly Peck, Barbara H. Grcevic, Deborah Johnson, Terry Ciccotto, Hon. Lillian Wan, Hon. Genine Edwards, Lisa Schreibersdorf, Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Hon. Sylvia G. Ash, Hon. Nancy M. Bannon, Sara J. Gozo, Derefim Neckles, John F. K. Coffey and Hon. Margaret Chan. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) held its annual membership party last Thursday at the TD Bank on Montague Street. In introducing this year’s honoree, Joanne Minsky Cohen, BWBA president Holly Peck used a quote from Winston Churchill, whose mother was from Brooklyn.

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope," Peck said, “and Joanne embodies them all.”

Joanne’s “duty knows no limit, and she gives us hope that we can make a difference,” Peck said adoringly of her colleague. Cohen, the principal law clerk to Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan, was specifically honored for her work in the fight against breast cancer.

“It has been a personal goal to find a cure for breast cancer,” Cohen said as she accepted the gift of ‘Lady Justice.’ “We are united in one effort and one dream,” she continued. “That in the foreseeable future there will be a cure for breast cancer.”

October 21, 2013 - 10:30am



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