Queens County Women’s Bar Association leader reflects on her first year at the helm

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As she approaches her one-year anniversary at the helm, Queens County Women’s Bar Association President Fay Parris has a message for the members of the organization that was founded in 1931 to advance the status of women in the legal profession and in society.

“Ninety years strong, our organization has engendered community engagement and collaboration to elevate awareness about a plethora of issues, including but not limited to: gender access to justice, civic engagement, reform of the judiciary, immigrants’ rights, health, education, mental wellness and economic empowerment,” Parris wrote. “We are indeed at the precipice of a new era, one that demands awareness of how we need to be safe and not isolated; one that requires commitment to zero tolerance for impunity, racism, bias and hatred in all their respective forms; and one in which every resident of our great borough and beyond is informed, equipped and empowered to collaborate and act for the benefit of all.”

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