April 29, 2022
Contact: Toni Valenti
New York County Lawyers Association Issues Statement
on the passing of Justice Eileen Bransten
The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) today issued the following statement on the passing of former Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Eileen Bransten, who died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. NYCLA and its officers, directors and members mourn the passing of this passionate, down-to-earth Jurist admired for her commonsense approach to the law and send heartfelt condolences to Justice Bransten’s family.
Justice Bransten was one of the first women to serve in Manhattan’s Commercial Division. A longtime NYCLA Member since 1980, Justice Bransten was chair of the Judicial Section as well as co-chair of the Matrimonial Law Subcommittee Trial Practice. Her contributions to the legal profession, her dedication to the bench and to the cases she adjudicated, and her commitment to mentor those who clerked for her have made a lasting impact and will not be forgotten.
About the New York County Lawyers Association
The New York County Lawyers Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as one of the first major bar associations in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.