(New York, NY, Tuesday, June 1, 2021) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s nominations of Hon. Madeline Singas, District Attorney-Nassau County, and Hon. Anthony Cannataro to fill the vacancies in the New York State Court of Appeals.
WBASNY acknowledges the record of District Attorney Madeline Singas and thanks her for decades of public service, advocacy on behalf of children, support of women’s rights, and record of sensitivity to issues of gender and racial equality. Likewise, WBASNY salutes Hon. Anthony Cannataro for his dedicated service to the bench ensuring access to the courts, the fair and equal administration of justice, and steadfast service to the Bar. District Attorney Singas and Judge Cannataro have long been active in and supportive of the Association.
WBASNY looks forward to the timely confirmation of Hon. Singas and Hon. Cannataro by the New York State Senate.
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The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for more than 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, with professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families. Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.