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: Kathleen Baxter
2017 Call for Nomination Form
Deadline: November 13, 2017 by 2:00 p.m.
Date Presented: Friday, January 26, 2018, January House of Delegates Meeting
Award Criteria: Person must be a member of the NYSBA and must have made a noteworthy contribution to the concerns of women through activities stated above.
Prize Awarded: Crystal vase with inscription
2017 Bernice K. Leber
2016 Chief Judge Janet D. Fiore
2015 Dean Patricia Salkin
2014 Hon. Joan S. Kohout
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