Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award
To honor a male or female member of the Association who has made a noteworthy contribution to the concerns of women through pro bono services, writing, service to bar associations or community organizations or other such endeavors.
Contact: Robyn Ryan
2014 Call for Nomination Form
Nomination Deadline: October 24
Date Presented: January House of Delegates Meeting
Award Criteria: Person must be a member of the NYSBA and must either be a student, judge or attorney, and must have made a noteworthy contribution to the concerns of women through activities stated above.
Prize Awarded: Crystal vase with inscription
2013 Kathleen Donelli
2012 Kathryn Grant Madigan
2011 Kim K. Azzarelli
2010 Susan B. Lindenauer, Esq.
2009 Hon. Evelyn Frazee
2008 Karen DeCrow, Esq.
2007 Hon. Jacqueline W. Silbermann
2006 Rhonda Copelon, Professor
2006 Edith I. Spivack, Esq.
2005 Catherine Jean Douglass, Esq.
2004 Denise E. O'Donnell, Esq.
2003 Eileen R. Kaufman, Esq.
2002 M. Catherine Richardson, Esq.
2001 Hon. Lawrence H. Cooke
2001 Hon. Kristin Booth Glen
2000 Joan L. Ellenbogen, Esq.
1999 Hon. Rachel Kretser
1998 Anne F. Mead, Esq.
1997 Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
1996 Hon. M. Dolores Denman
1995 Hon. Sondra Miller
1994 Maryann Saccomando Freedman, Esq.
1993 Fern Schair, Esq.
1992 Hon. Judith S. Kaye