Attorney Manisha P. Patel was selected by membership as Secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (“NCWBA”). Patel was selected for this leadership position, by membership, at the 2022 Annual Leadership Summit for NCWBA on August 5, 2022 in Chicago, IL in conjunction with the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Annual Meeting. Patel was originally appointed to a three-year term for the NCWBA Board of Directors in 2021. Patel previously served as the President for NCWBA member, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, for two terms in 2019 and 2020.
The NCWBA was founded at the 1981 ABA Annual Meeting. In 1991, the ABA House of Delegates recognized the NCWBA as an affiliate organization granting the NCWBA a seat in the ABA House of Delegates. NCWBA advocates for equality in the legal profession and in society by mobilizing and uniting women’s bar associations to effect change in gender-based processes and laws by providing a national forum for exchanging ideas, best practices, and information vital to the organizational growth and success of women’s bar organizations and the legal profession.