New York State Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation

Helene E. Blank, Esq.


Ms. Blank graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School in 1977, where she was on Law Review. She was admitted to practice in New York in February 1978 and admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1980. She was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1984. Ms. Blank has been a litigator for most of her career. She has tried major personal injury lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants. Over the years, she has expanded her practice involving commercial and real estate matters. She also represents other attorneys in various matters affecting their practices. She has been appointed as a receiver by judges in both Kings County and New York.

Ms. Blank is presently a member of the OCA advisory panel on civil practice and has been on that panel for over a decade. She has written and helped to write revisions of legislation and new legislation affecting civil practice in our courts. Her many other titles and accolades include:
• Past President of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association,
• Member of the NYSBA civil practice committee,
• Founding Member of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Foundation and established a scholarship in the name of former Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, now Corporation Counsel Sylvia Hinds-Radix,
• Member of the Board of Directors of New York State Trial Lawyers,
• Dean of the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute,
• Past President and founding member of the Kings County Inns of Court
• Past President of the Metropolitan Women’s Bar Association.
• Member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Women’s Bar Association, the Jewish Lawyers Guild, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce,
• Member of numerous Office of Court Administration (OCA) committees,
• Lecturer for the New York State Supreme Court Judges Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar, New York County Lawyers Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, and the Columbian Lawyers,
• Appointed by various organizations to be their representative on judicial screening panels, and
• Recipient of awards from the New York State Bar, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar, and the Civil Court Judges of Brooklyn.

Ms. Blank is an appointee of the Chief Judge.