At this year’s Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) annual awards, Hon. Carolyn Walker-Diallo ’03 was named one of the recipients of the 2022 Lynn Terrelonge Bridge to Diversity Award.
The award is named for BBA’s first Black president and honors those in the legal profession who help lift up the voices of Brooklyn’s diverse collection of communities and works to bridge those communities to promote understanding, equity, and peace. Judge Walker-Diallo, who currently serves as administrative judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, was honored for her impressive accomplishments throughout her career and her work in the community.
In the New York Law School (NYLS) community, she frequently comes back to serve as a distinguished panelist on career panels and offer advice to current law students. She is also among those featured in NYLS’s Hall of Judges, the on-campus exhibit that pays tribute to the hundreds of NYLS alumni who serve or have served at all levels of the judiciary.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently wrote an inspiring feature on how Judge Walker-Diallo strives to lead by example, highlighting her impactful career as a jurist and the first Muslim to serve as a judge in New York State.
“Judge Walker-Diallo exemplifies excellence and professionalism. Her career exemplifies a life in service to others, and a deep and abiding commitment to equality and justice. She is, in plain terms, the best of the best at NYLS,” said NYLS Dean and President Anthony Crowell.
Congratulations to Judge Walker-Diallo on this well-deserved recognition.