Courtesy photo.

On Jan. 10 members of the judiciary joined the Network of Bar Leaders at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse for the Southern District of New York, to celebrate the New Year and present the network’s past president Raymond Dowd, seated center, with the Hon. Harold Baer, Jr. Diversity Award.

The Network of Bar Leaders is a coalition of over 50 NYC metro area diverse bar associations created to encourage communication and collaboration to the mutual benefit of the bench, the bar, and the public. Dowd is the second recipient of this prestigious award.

Joining Dowd are the network’s current board members and past presidents. Pictured in the back is executive council and event sponsor William Dahill of the Federal Bar Association. Middle row, from left: executive council Paula Edgar of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association; first vice-president Yacine Barry-Wun of the New York Women’s Bar Association; executive council Kaylin Whittingham of the Association of Black Women Attorneys; past president and event sponsor Dan Marotta of the Richmond County Bar Association; Diana Sen, immediate past president of the Hispanic Bar Association; treasurer Michael Kohan of the Queens County Bar Association; corresponding secretary Bridgette Ahn of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York; Phillip Schatz of the Federal Bar Association; past president Bernice Siegal of the Brandeis Association; second vice president Meredith Miller of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York; recording secretary Edwina Martin of the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association; past president Lizbeth Gonzalez; executive council Domenick Napoletano of the Brooklyn Bar Association; and past president Taa Grays of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.

First row, from left: current president Hilary Gingold of the Brandeis Bar Association; Dowd; and George Daniels, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York.