Vincentian campaigns New York political post
July 1, 2005
Vincentian campaigns New York political post

A Vincentian female is making waves in New York political circles. Attorney Sylvia G Ash, who hails from Long Wall, Kingstown has some twenty years experience at the New York Bar. Now she is engaged in a campaign for election to the position of King’s County Civil Judge in the Democratic Primary next September 13.

Ash is the daughter of the popular Randolph “Fire” Ash who for years operated the famed East 95th Basement frequented by Vincentians and other West Indians in Brooklyn. {{more}}

She graduated Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law in 1984 and was admitted to the New York State Bar the following year.

She worked as a Judicial Law Clerk, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, 1984-1985.

Ash possesses extensive legal experience in Immigration, Family and Real Estate Law, with Knowledge of Landlord Tenant and Criminal Law.

She served as Chief Counsel of the Immigration Law Program of District Council 37, serving 125,000 State, City and Municipal Employees

She also served as Matrimonial Arbitrator for the Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division from 1984 to 1985.

She continued to progress and was admitted to the US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts in 1997.

Her political involvement saw her being an original member of Congressman Major Owens’ Immigration Advisory Committee. She was General Counsel for the NAACP Department of Social Services Branch in New York City and the Supervising Attorney of District Council 37, Immigration Law, Family Law and Administrative Law Units.

Ash has a demonstrated record of community service serving as Victim Services Liaison for Battered Women and Abused Children.

Many in the West Indian community in New York may be familiar with her work as she conducted numerous immigration and family law workshops for civic, religious, labour and community organisations and family workshops for civic, religious, labor and community organizations throughout New York City.

She is a member of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association; Brooklyn Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association and Association for the Help of Retarded Children.

Ash is a proud example of yet another Vincentian making progress in their adopted land.