Brooklyn Retrospective: Counterbalance, Summer 2018, Volume 32, Issue 13 (page 16)
On April 12-14, 2018, NAWJ descended onto the vibrant borough of Brooklyn to convene its 2018 Midyear Meeting, “The Emerging Legal Landscape: Navigating A Path to the Future” at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Members, sponsors and guests gathered for a lively welcome reception.
Leaders from across the nation gathered at the Midyear Meeting to explore the ever-changing legal landscape and tangible strategies to address those challenges: bail reform; the opioid crisis; non-consensual porn (“revenge porn”); the application of artificial intelligence in the legal profession, and cybersecurity.
The inaugural “Partner in Justice Award” was presented to Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of the City of New York, who also served as the keynote speaker, and to Robert M. Kaufman, Esq. of Proskauer Rose, LLP, the longest serving NAWJ Resource Board Member. Fatimah Gilliam, Esq., the grandniece of NAWJ co-founder Hon. Vaino Hassan Spencer provided a memorable and moving history lesson about Hon. Spencer’s contributions to the development of women in the legal profession and beyond, as well as her continuing legacy. For more information on The Honorable Vaino Hassan Spencer’s life, to read her obituary, and to see additional photographs of her, please visit: http://www.theazaragroup.com/historic-diversity-trailblazerequality-advocate-californias-first-black-female-judge-dies-at96-years-young/
NAWJ extends its sincere thanks to all who contributed to the meeting’s success.