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100 Years of the Right to Vote

This Women’s History Event has the unique privilege of welcoming New York State Attorney General, Hon. Letitia James, the first African-American and first woman elected to serve as Attorney General of the State of New York, as the distinguished Keynote Speaker. The Attorney General will share her thoughts on gender equality, voter rights and other pressing issues facing our state and our nation in 2020. Guests will be able to enjoy dinner, beer and wine included. The cost is $80 per person, $750 for a table of ten. To RSVP, send a check to Lora Rosenthal: SCWBA, PO BOX 973, CENTRAL ISLIP, NY, 11722, TO USE CREDIT CARDS CALL LORA @ (631)224-7196. Sponsorships are welcome VIA SCWBA’s Shari Sugarman at (631) 406-7600,

“This event is a historic collaboration among every bar association in Suffolk County along with its law school” said Women’s Bar President Shari Sugarman. The Suffolk Women’s Bar has invited as co-hosts the Suffolk County Bar Association, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association, Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association, Suffolk County Columbian Lawyers’ Association, Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and Brehon Law Society of Suffolk County to host the event.

The SCWBA, a chapter of the Women’s Bar of the State of NY, was founded in 1984 by a group of dedicated lawyers to promote the advancement of women within the law and judicial system. Event Chair Val Manzo was the founding President, with early members including Hon. Marion McNulty (Ret.), Hon. Hertha Trotto, (Ret.), Hon. Theresa Whelan (Suffolk Surrogate), Hon. Madeleine Fitzgibbon (Ret.), Hon. Sandra Sgroi (App. Div., Ret.) Hon. Mary Werner, (Ret.) and Hon. A. Gail Prudenti (Dean, Hofstra University Law School), moving into leadership roles within the educational and judicial system. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: VAL MANZO 516-456-4672/, or ANN BALL 631-747-7807/ ANN.BALL@MAC.COM.

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