NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE OF BAR LEADERS ANNOUNCES
ALBANY – Earamichia Brown of New York (Metropolitan
Transportation Authority Office of the Inspector General) today takes
office as chair of the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders
(NYSCBL). Brown served as vice-chair of the Conference’s Executive
Council from 2008–2010. She has been a member of the NYSCBL since
2003 and is the Executive Council’s longest-participating member.
She is a graduate of George Mason University and Howard University
School of Law.
Karla D. Wilsey of Rochester (Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor &
Wilson, LLP) will serve as vice-chair for 2010-2011. She has served on
the Executive Council since 2006 and also is treasurer of the Monroe
County Bar Association. She is a graduate of William Smith College and
the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
This year’s Executive Council also will include State Bar
President-elect Vincent E. Doyle, III of Buffalo (Connors & Vilardo
LLP); Past Conference Chair Taa Grays of New York (MetLife); Immediate
Past Conference Chair Linda J. Clark of Albany (Hiscock & Barclay,
LLP); and M. Barry Levy of New York (Sharretts Paley Carter &
Formed in 1979, the NYSCBL provides a forum to exchange information
and ideas among local, specialty, minority and women’s bar
leaders, as well as between the New York State Bar Association and bar
leaders. The Conference is governed by an Executive Council of 13
members that includes both at-large members and representatives of each
of the state's four Judicial Departments. One member of the Executive
Council represents executive directors of bar associations (Chris Gray,
Onondaga County Bar Association). The President-elect of the State Bar
(Vincent E. Doyle, III) and a representative of the Network of Bar
Leaders (Taa Grays) also serve as members.
The NYSCBL sponsors two workshops annually, presenting topics in bar
association management, program ideas to engage and retain members, and
current legal trends that can impact associations and their membership.
The Conference’s fall program, “Leading Your Association
Forward” is scheduled for October 14 and 15 at the State Bar
Center in Albany. Several teleconferences are also scheduled throughout
2010–2011 for bar leaders and executive directors to discuss
issues relevant to their associations.
Founded in 1876, the 77,000 member New York State Bar Association is
the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the
largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State
Bar’s programs and activities have continuously served the public
and improved the justice system for more than 130 years. www.nysba.org
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