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Joelle M. Burton<br />

T<br />

he <strong>WWBA</strong> had a<br />

powerful General<br />

Membership Meeting<br />

on September 7, <strong>2016</strong><br />

discussing the history of the<br />

women’s suffrage movement,<br />

the birth of the League of<br />

Women Voters (LWV), and<br />

today’s legal challenges in<br />

the areas of voting rights and<br />

voter registration. The members<br />

of the <strong>WWBA</strong> were honored<br />

to have Louise Kuklis,<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong><br />

SPECIAL ISSUE IN RECOGNITION OF BREAST CANCER AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2016</strong><br />

THE POWER OF YOUR VOTE<br />

Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport<br />

from the New Rochelle League of Women Voters, the Honorable Lewis Lubell,<br />

New York State Supreme Court Justice, and Adam Gitlin, Counsel, Democracy<br />

Program, Brennan Center for Justice. Each panelist presented unique insight on<br />

these important issues. Alayne Katz, Esq. moderated this informative GMM program.<br />

Ms. Kuklis reminded us that the first women’s rights convention was held in<br />

Rochester, New York in 1848. However, that was not the final destination. For 72<br />

INSIDE THIS ISSUE<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2016</strong><br />

It’s Not Just the Oscars<br />

(page 5)<br />

Gender Fairness Committee<br />

Celebrates Women’s<br />

History Month<br />

(page 6)<br />

An Interview with<br />

Robin Carton<br />

(page 7)<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Upcoming Events<br />

(page 12)<br />

Alayne Katz, Hon. Lewis J. Lubell, Louise Kuklis,<br />

Adam Gitlin<br />

SAVE THE DATE<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

news<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

continued on page 8 ➥<br />

MEET THE BOARD<br />

NETWORKING<br />

EVENT<br />

September 28, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Brazen Fox<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Pace Women’s<br />

Justice Center<br />

MAKING A DIFFERENCE<br />

ANNUAL BENEFIT<br />

DINNER<br />

<strong>October</strong> 19, <strong>2016</strong><br />

Glen Island Harbour Club<br />

New Rochelle, New York<br />

PRESIDENT’S<br />

MESSAGE<br />

The Westchester<br />

Women’s Bar Association<br />

is committed<br />

to fostering an environment<br />

where<br />

women thrive as<br />

lawyers, community<br />

members, mentors<br />

and, ultimately,<br />

leaders. As we move<br />

through fall and into<br />

Susan Edwards<br />

Colson<br />

the <strong>2016</strong> presidential election, we might<br />

pause to reflect on the achievements of<br />

women, particularly local women, of the<br />

past. In September, we devoted our general<br />

membership meeting to issues surrounding<br />

voting. No small issue when<br />

we stop to think about the significance<br />

the ability to vote has for women’s rights.<br />

Many thanks to co-chairs, Joelle Burton<br />

and Alayne Katz, who assembled a<br />

panel of speakers and administered an<br />

ongoing voter registration program, in<br />

conjunction with the League of Women<br />

Voters established program. I signed up<br />

and will spend a few hours registering<br />

voters at Pace Law School.<br />

I learned a great deal during our<br />

September meeting. For example, one<br />

panelist noted that at the beginning of<br />

the 20th century, efforts to gain the right<br />

to the vote was heated right here in<br />

Westchester. Women’s organizational<br />

efforts started in New Rochelle – home<br />

of Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the<br />

Woman’s Suffrage Party, which later<br />

became known as the New York State<br />

League of Women Voters. This message<br />

spread to the Scarborough home of<br />

continued on page 3 ➥<br />

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The Westchester Women’s Bar Association is a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York


<strong>WWBA</strong> Member <strong>Newsletter</strong><br />

OCTOBER <strong>2016</strong><br />

Published Monthly by the<br />

Westchester Women’s<br />

Bar Association, a Chapter of<br />

the Women’s Bar Association<br />

of the State of New York<br />

~ <strong>2016</strong>/2017 Officers and Directors ~<br />

President SUSAN EDWARDS COLSON<br />

Vice Presidents<br />

LISA M. DENIG JOELLE M. BURTON JENNIFER N. NETROSIO<br />

Treasurer<br />

AMANDA C. FRIED Recording Secretary ANGELA MORCONE GIANNINI<br />

Corresponding Secretary KIM BERG<br />

Immediate Past ast President<br />

ROBIN D. CARTON<br />

Elected Directors Westchester Board<br />

GAIL M. BOGGIO HÉLÈNE CÔTÉ AMY E. GEWIRTZ<br />

LONYA A. GILBERT SHARI R. GORDIN<br />

State Directors Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York<br />

ROBIN D. CARTON KITLEY S. COVILL DONNA E. FROSCO<br />

MARIAN GENIO THERESA A. GIROLAMO ANNETTE G. HASAPIDIS JAMIESON L. KEISER<br />

ADRIENNE J. ORBACH SUSAN MILLS RICHMOND JANE SILVERMAN<br />

Executive Director ELISABETH CAMPOS<br />

© Copyright <strong>2016</strong> Westchester Women’s Bar Association. All rights reserved.<br />

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) only and do not reflect the official position of the Association.<br />

Editor-in-Chief: Kim Berg • Designed and Printed by IPM Media Group, Inc. (516) 809-0501<br />

<strong>2016</strong>-2017 <strong>WWBA</strong> Committee Chairs<br />

S T A N D I N G C O M M I T T E E S<br />

By-Laws .................................................................. Anna L. Georgiou<br />

Corporate & Commercial ........................ Lisa M. Bluestein, Eva David<br />

Criminal Law ....... Kitley S. Covill, Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Sandra A. Forster<br />

Families, Children & the Courts ........... Shari R. Gordon, Joy S. Joseph,<br />

Hon. Irene Ratner<br />

Grievance/Ethics ............................ Kitley S. Covill, Deborah A. Scalise<br />

Judicial Screening ............... Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Loren I. Glassman<br />

Judiciary .............................................. Hon. Delores Scott Brathwaite,<br />

Hon. Linda S. Jamieson<br />

Lawyering & Parenting ............................................... Joelle M. Burton,<br />

Jana Kosberg-Kleidman<br />

Legislation ................................................. Angela Morcone Gianinni<br />

Matrimonial .......... Robin Carton, Dolores Gebhardt, Lonya A. Gilbert<br />

Annual Dinner ......... Robin D. Carton, Lisa M. Denig, Jennifer L. Gray,<br />

Stephanie Melowsky, Jennifer N. Netrosio<br />

Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal ................................................. TBD<br />

Appellate Practice ....................... Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Mark C. Dillon,<br />

Hon. Sondra M. Miller, Hon. Robert A. Spolzino<br />

Archive & Historian ..................................................... Susan L. Pollet<br />

Awards ............................................. Elizabeth M. Barnhard, Kim Berg<br />

Bankruptcy ................... Susan Mills Richmond, Wendy Marie Weathers<br />

Breast Cancer Awareness ...................................... Adrienne J. Orbach<br />

Collaborative Law ........................... Kathleen Donelli, John J. Grimes,<br />

Lynn J. Maier, Hon. Sondra M. Miller<br />

Community Outreach ... Deborah A. Scalise, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith<br />

Continuing Legal Education ..................................... Ann M. McNulty<br />

Diversity in Membership ........... Jacqueline Hattar, Stephanie Melowsky<br />

Domestic Violence ...................... Natanya L. Briendel, Audrey E. Stone<br />

Education Law ....................... Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Julie P. Passman,<br />

Susan Mills Richmond<br />

Elder & Health Law ............. Patricia L. Angley, Elizabeth A. Cumming,<br />

Shari R. Gordon<br />

Employment Law ...................................... Kim Berg, Hillary Raimondi<br />

Environmental & Land Use .......... Lucia Chiocchio, Anna L. Georgiou,<br />

Jennifer L. Gray, Katherine Zalantis<br />

Gender Dynamics ...................................... Hon. Terry Jane Ruderman<br />

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A D H O C C O M M I T T E E S<br />

Membership ............................................... Sherry Bishko, Hélène Côté<br />

Networking ................................... Jennifer L. Gray, Patricia McCluskey<br />

New Lawyers ............................ Elizabeth Marcus, Jennifer N. Netrosio,<br />

Stephanie Oliveri<br />

Professional Development .............. Adam J. Krim, Stephanie Melowsky<br />

Programs ........................................... Lucia Chiocchio, Amanda Fried<br />

Public Relations ............................... Joelle M. Burton, Jennifer L. Gray<br />

Real Property ............................ Melanie Finkel, Hon. Sandra A. Forster<br />

Sponsorship .................................. Lisa M. Bluestein, Lucia Chiocchio,<br />

Joelle M. Burton<br />

Taxation ....................................................................................... TBD<br />

Trusts & Estates ................................... Gail M. Boggio, Anna B. Parker,<br />

Nancy J. Rudolph, Karen J. Walsh<br />

Golf & Tennis Outing ................................................................ TBD<br />

Holiday Party and Boutique ...... Dolores Gebhardt, Jennifer N. Netrosio<br />

Immigration ................................................................. Henry Mascia<br />

Insurance ..................................................................... Dawn Warren<br />

Intellectual Property .............. Elizabeth M. Barnhard, Donna E. Frosco,<br />

Theresa O’Rourke Nugent<br />

Judgment Enforcement & Collections .............. Christopher T. Bonante,<br />

Daniel F. Florio, Jr.<br />

Litigation ...................... Angela Morcone Giannini, Jacqueline Hattar<br />

Kimberly Sheehan<br />

Long Range Planning ............... Lisa M. Bluestein, Carla D. Glassman,<br />

Linda Markowitz, Ann M. McNulty<br />

Mediation ................................ Geri S. Krauss, Hon. Sondra M. Miller,<br />

Lauren S. Morrissey, Abby Rosmarin, Jane Silverman<br />

Network of Bar Leaders ............................................. Donna E. Frosco<br />

Pace Board of Visitors ....................... Gail M. Boggio, Lonya A. Gilbert<br />

Past Presidents ........... Jane Bilus Gould, Mary F. Kelly, Linda Markowitz<br />

Practice Management ......... Jamieson L. Keiser, Wendy Marie Weathers<br />

Pro Bono .................................................. Marcia Levy, Marian Genio<br />

Technology/Website .......... Donna E. Frosco, Theresa O’Rourke Nugent<br />

WCA Board Delegate ............................................ Anthony Morando<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Foundation President ....................................... Julie S. Kattan<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Representative Director to the WCBA Board .. Dolores Gebhardt<br />

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President’s Message<br />

from page 1<br />

“Our <strong>WWBA</strong><br />

Board has many<br />

new faces, all of<br />

whom bring fresh<br />

ideas and a<br />

renewed vigor to<br />

the <strong>WWBA</strong>”<br />

Narcissa Cox Vanderlip, who became the<br />

first president of the New York State League<br />

of Women Voters.<br />

The movement picked up momentum.<br />

The magazine of the day, Westchester Life,<br />

reported: ’’From a group of just 12 women<br />

in Yonkers in 1909, as the only sign of a<br />

suffrage organization in the county,’’ it grew<br />

from “parlor meetings with a few advanced<br />

souls, to larger gatherings at some of the<br />

great drawing rooms along the Hudson.”<br />

New York quickly became a pivotal state<br />

in the suffrage campaign, and soon “dozens<br />

of women who had never dealt with<br />

larger units than missionary societies, literary<br />

clubs or cake sales were given territory<br />

with 16,000 or 17,000 voters and ordered<br />

to reach every one of these women,”<br />

the magazine observed. And that they did.<br />

Eventually, the suffragette movement<br />

in Westchester County signed up 20,000<br />

women and included 102 suffragette clubs,<br />

according to the Westchester County Historical<br />

Society. So, if for no other reason<br />

than respect for what these women<br />

achieved a century ago: VOTE! And, urge<br />

others to register and vote.<br />

The <strong>WWBA</strong> is equally still picking up<br />

momentum from where it started with “parlor<br />

meetings with a few advanced souls.”<br />

Thank you founding members! Our <strong>WWBA</strong><br />

Board has many new faces, all of whom<br />

bring fresh ideas and a renewed vigor to<br />

the <strong>WWBA</strong>. We welcome Henry Mascia,<br />

who has offered to chair the newly formed<br />

Immigration Law Committee. There is a<br />

continued on page 10 ➥<br />

Editor’s Note<br />

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end<br />

of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”<br />

~ Mary Anne Radmacher<br />

Making Dates and Getting Published<br />

NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS<br />

❑ Deadline for newsletter submissions is the 12th of the month prior to publication (submissions<br />

received after the deadline are subject to the discretion of the editor).<br />

❑ Send submissions as email attachments to Kim Berg at kberg@gouldberglaw.com.<br />

❑ Articles should be 1,000 words or fewer. Remove all pagination, headers, footers or other<br />

formatting, other than bold, underline or italics. Authors are encouraged to submit photographs<br />

for publication with their submissions and include a short biographical statement with<br />

their submissions.<br />

❑ Materials submitted allow the <strong>WWBA</strong> a limited copyright and full permission to reprint the<br />

material in any <strong>WWBA</strong> publication or on its website without additional consent.<br />

❑ Photographs must be high-resolution (150 dpi or more) and the subject and all persons in<br />

each photograph must be fully identified.<br />

PROGRAM SCHEDULING<br />

❑ First visit the <strong>WWBA</strong> website: www.wwbany.org and click on the calendar at the home page to<br />

view scheduled programs. Conflicts in scheduling will be assessed on a case by case basis, with<br />

priority for early submissions.<br />

❑ Contact Kim Berg at kberg@gouldberglaw.com to schedule a <strong>WWBA</strong> sponsored or cosponsored<br />

program, including committee meetings, CLE programs, etc.<br />

❑ Once you have reserved the date with Kim Berg, proceed with planning your program and<br />

creating your flyer.<br />

❑ Flyers must be approved by the Programs Committee. In advance of the 12th of the month,<br />

please send your flyer to the Program Committee Co-chairs for review and copy the Executive<br />

Director. Once approved, please send your final flyer to the Executive Director, Kim Berg and the<br />

President for publication on the website calendar and the newsletter calendar. The final flyer will<br />

also be emailed to the membership.<br />

❑ We will also consider publicizing programs from outside organizations that may be of interest<br />

to our members.<br />

❑ Post-event: You may report on the success of your program and provide photographs of the<br />

speakers and participants that can be included in an upcoming newsletter. Send your submission<br />

to Lisa M. Denig, following the guidelines above.<br />

Contacts<br />

Kim Berg, Corresponding Secretary and <strong>Newsletter</strong> Editor-in-Chief: kberg@gouldberglaw.com<br />

Lucia Chiocchio, Programs Committee Co-Chair: lchiocchio@cuddyfeder.com<br />

Amanda Fried, Programs Committee Co-Chair: afried@cartonrosoff.com<br />

Susan Edwards Colson, President: president@wwbany.org<br />

Ann M. McNulty, CLE Chair: ann.m.mcnulty@morganstanley.com<br />

Elisabeth Campos, Executive Director: executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

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Call Kim Berg at (914) 397-1050 or kberg@gouldberglaw.com for any questions regarding advertising.<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

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VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE<br />

In furtherance of state and national voting rights initiatives, and consistent with the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong>’s mission statement, the <strong>WWBA</strong> is proud to be participating in<br />

WBASNY’s Voter Registration Drive. We have partnered with the League of<br />

Women Voters of White Plains, New Rochelle and New Castle, helping to register<br />

new voters before the deadline of <strong>October</strong> 14th! PLEASE JOIN US!<br />

To find out more, go to www.wwbany.org and click on the link for Voter Registration<br />

Drives. To Participate in ’Get out the Vote’ efforts, such as Election Day phone<br />

banks, contact your local political party.<br />

Helpful links ~<br />

To determine if you are registered to vote: https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us<br />

To register online using DMV:<br />

https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application<br />

NYS Voter Registration Form:<br />

https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform.pdf<br />

To find your polling place, compare candidates and print out a sample ballot:<br />

http://www.vote411.org<br />

League of Women Voters: http://www.LWV.org<br />

Sandra Forster and Mary Kirsch registering voters at WCC<br />

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IT’S NOT JUST THE OSCARS<br />

Kim Berg and Elizabeth Barnhard<br />

The Westchester Women’s Bar Association promotes its members for<br />

public recognition by nominating and selecting members for awards<br />

given by the <strong>WWBA</strong> and by organizations such as the Women’s Bar<br />

Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), the New York State Bar<br />

Association (NYSBA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,<br />

the Above the Bar Awards, and the American Bar Association (ABA).<br />

Why do awards and recognition matter? For our members they can<br />

help establish a career, reinforce a request for a better job or higher<br />

salary, and provide external validation of the member’s work.<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> members can be<br />

uncomfortable about receiving<br />

public recognition, not<br />

seeing themselves as strong<br />

enough candidates, even<br />

when their colleagues can<br />

clearly see their hard work,<br />

commitment and effort.<br />

Study after study shows that<br />

when women are performing<br />

roughly the same as men,<br />

men receive more validation<br />

and recognition. Women’s<br />

perceived readiness for<br />

awards is arbitrary and more<br />

importantly, can change in<br />

a positive direction.<br />

“It’s really interesting to<br />

call a member and let her<br />

know that her name has<br />

been suggested for an<br />

award or recognition,” says<br />

Susan Edwards Colson,<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> President. “Her first<br />

response is often ’who me?’<br />

And, often, she will begin to<br />

question whether she meets<br />

the award criteria.” But part<br />

of the <strong>WWBA</strong>’s mission is to<br />

encourage women both as<br />

lawyers and professionals.<br />

Simply going through the<br />

awards process can permanently<br />

raise confidence. By<br />

allowing the recognition,<br />

women often learn an important<br />

skill: how to identify<br />

and speak about their value<br />

and reflect upon the important<br />

contributions they make<br />

to the legal profession.<br />

The <strong>WWBA</strong> Awards<br />

Committee works diligently<br />

to gain recognition for the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> and our members by<br />

nominating them for these<br />

annual awards. Awards<br />

Committee co-chairs, Kim<br />

Berg and Elizabeth<br />

Barnhard, recently submitted<br />

nomination applications to<br />

WBASNY to nominate five<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> members for the following<br />

awards: American<br />

Inns of Court Professionalism<br />

Award for the Second<br />

Circuit; The Kay Crawford<br />

Murray Award (NYSBA); The<br />

Haywood Burns Memorial<br />

Award (NYSBA); Root/<br />

Stimson Award (NYSBA) and<br />

Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial<br />

Award (NYSBA).<br />

Last year’s recipients of<br />

non-<strong>WWBA</strong> awards included<br />

Dolores Gebhardt and<br />

Tanya Breindel. Dolores<br />

Gebhardt was honored with<br />

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“Study after study shows that<br />

when women are performing<br />

roughly the same as men,<br />

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Gender Fairness Committee<br />

Celebrates Women’s History<br />

Month<br />

Margaret Corchado<br />

The Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender<br />

Fairness in the Courts recognized the winners of its Annual High<br />

School Essay Contest at a breakfast held on May 13, <strong>2016</strong>, in<br />

celebration of Women’s History Month. Supreme Court Justice<br />

Terry Jane Ruderman, Chair of the Committee, presented the<br />

awards. The generosity of various professional organizations<br />

and bar associations, including the Westchester Women’s Bar<br />

Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation,<br />

enabled the committee to award monetary prizes to the<br />

winning students.<br />

In the freshman/sophomore category, Mina Lee from<br />

Edgemont Junior/Senior High School won first prize and Connor<br />

Shea from Iona Preparatory School won second prize. In the<br />

junior/senior category, Lydia DeFusto from Goshen High School<br />

won first prize and Cameron Dunbar from The Ursuline School<br />

won second prize. The essay topic about which these students<br />

were asked to opine was:<br />

“A recent article in the New York Times titled ’Millennial Men<br />

Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be’ highlights how<br />

men from the millennial generation aspire to be hands-on<br />

fathers, but end up taking on the more traditional role of<br />

bread-winner once they have children. Please read the article<br />

and express your views.”<br />

After a careful and considerate selection process, the winning<br />

students read their essays to the more than 50 assembled<br />

guests. Those in attendance included State Supreme Court Justices<br />

Linda S. Jamieson, Orazio R. Bellantoni, Mary H. Smith,<br />

Bruce E. Tolbert and Charles D. Wood, Family Court Judge Janet<br />

C. Malone, and County Court Judge Susan M. Capeci. Also in<br />

attendance were representatives of various professional organizations<br />

and bar associations, including Claire Gutekunst, Esq.,<br />

President-Elect of the New York State Bar Association.<br />

The committee anticipates that this contest and awards breakfast<br />

will be held again next year and is hoping for even greater<br />

participation from schools in the Ninth Judicial District. ◗<br />

Legal Services of Hudson<br />

Valley CLE Trains Pro Bono<br />

Attorneys on Name<br />

Changes and Educates on<br />

Transgender Issues<br />

Marian Genio and Judith Zirin-Hyman<br />

A training entitled “Name Change: Adult, Infant &<br />

Transgender”, held on June 15, <strong>2016</strong> at Legal Services of the<br />

Hudson Valley, was presented to 24 current and prospective pro<br />

bono volunteers. It was one of many presentations in a robust<br />

Pro Bono program that includes CLE sessions on a variety of<br />

substantive areas. Through these presentations, LSHV seeks to<br />

educate and sensitize our legal community to diversity issues,<br />

while at the same time recruit and train volunteer attorneys to<br />

represent indigent clients.<br />

The June 15th program not only prepared attorneys to represent<br />

clients seeking name changes, but also included education<br />

on transgender sensitivity. It was introduced by Christopher<br />

Oldi, the LSHV staff attorney spearheading our LGBTQ Project.<br />

He works with indigent LGBTQ clients who, in addition to having<br />

other legal issues, often face discrimination. For his efforts, he<br />

was recently recognized by the Westchester County Board of Legislators,<br />

who declared June 22, <strong>2016</strong> “Christopher Oldi Day”.<br />

The headline speaker at the CLE was Byrgen Finkelman, an<br />

attorney from Singerlands, New York, whose practice focuses on<br />

name changes for transgender individuals throughout New York<br />

State. As co-founder of the group Affirming Transgender Rights<br />

(ATR), Byrgen has been both an advocate and activist, helping<br />

to get legislation passed that protects transgender people against<br />

discrimination. Accompanying Byrgen was Renate Hartman, a<br />

transgender individual and advocate who discussed issues related<br />

to name changes and also educated the participants on<br />

transgender issues in general. Hearing firsthand about her personal<br />

experiences was helpful in the discussion of this sensitive<br />

and timely issue.<br />

While the issue of gendered bathrooms seems to have occupied<br />

the bulk of both legislative and news focus on transgender<br />

rights as of late, the emphasis at this event proved much broader.<br />

continued on page 11 ➥<br />

Hon. Linda S. Jamieson, Mina Lee, Connor Shea, Hon. Terry Jane<br />

Ruderman, Lydia DeFusto, Cameron Dunbar, and Claire Gutekunst<br />

Renate Hartman, Judith Zirin-Hyman, Byrgen Finkelman, Mona A.<br />

Cushnie Walker, Christopher Oldi, Marian Genio<br />

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An Interview with Robin Carton<br />

Susan L. Pollet<br />

Chair of the Archive and<br />

Historian Committee<br />

Q. Tell us when you first became<br />

involved with the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> and why?<br />

A. It feels like I have always<br />

been involved with and committed<br />

to the <strong>WWBA</strong>, but it was<br />

my dear friend Lonya Gilbert<br />

who inspired and encouraged<br />

me to take a more active role.<br />

My participation blossomed<br />

into leadership positions and<br />

that route has truly changed<br />

my life. I am so honored to<br />

be on the list of Past Presidents<br />

of the <strong>WWBA</strong>, as I regard<br />

these women as truly outstanding<br />

role models.<br />

Q. Why is a women’s bar<br />

association still necessary?<br />

A. The mission of the<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association<br />

includes promoting<br />

justice for all, regardless of<br />

gender, and advancing the<br />

social, economic and legal<br />

status of women through the<br />

law. Notwithstanding the<br />

strides that have been made,<br />

the problems related to gender<br />

inequality are deeply entrenched<br />

and women and girls<br />

continue to be adversely impacted.<br />

The strength and<br />

beauty of the Westchester<br />

Women’s Bar Association is<br />

that its membership and resources<br />

can be uniquely focused<br />

on advancing and empowering<br />

women and girls to<br />

improve their lives and,<br />

thereby, educate and enrich<br />

our society.<br />

Q. What were the highlights<br />

of your Presidency?<br />

A. I am grateful that I had the<br />

opportunity to serve as President<br />

of the Westchester<br />

Women’s Bar Association, and<br />

“There are many paths, but if you<br />

choose one you believe in, you will<br />

be enriched by the journey,<br />

whether or not the road ends<br />

where others would call success.”<br />

each day of my term was a joy.<br />

The most special moments of my<br />

Presidency were the times that<br />

individual members reached out<br />

to me to say that they were<br />

moved by the message in my<br />

President’s Column or to tell me<br />

that they felt informed, acknowledged,<br />

or included in the work<br />

of the <strong>WWBA</strong>.<br />

Q. Were there any efforts left<br />

unfinished; what would you<br />

want to see the <strong>WWBA</strong> do in<br />

the future?<br />

A. I have every confidence that<br />

Susan Edwards Colson, the new<br />

President of the Westchester<br />

Women’s Bar Association, will<br />

develop innovative and brilliant<br />

projects that I never even considered.<br />

The <strong>WWBA</strong> is in great<br />

hands!<br />

Q. Tell us about your legal<br />

career, and your commitment<br />

to the area of family law.<br />

A. My private practice has primarily<br />

focused on family and<br />

matrimonial law, collaborative<br />

divorce, divorce and custody<br />

mediation, adoption, and<br />

guardianship. For more than 25<br />

years, I have been appointed by<br />

the Family and Supreme Courts<br />

in Westchester and Putnam<br />

Counties to serve as attorney for<br />

the child. I serve as President of<br />

the Law Guardian Association<br />

of Westchester County, an organization<br />

composed of attorneys<br />

dedicated to effective child<br />

advocacy. I am a member of<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

various professional organizations<br />

and their family law and<br />

matrimonial sections, and participate<br />

in countless committees,<br />

projects, and programs dedicated<br />

to educating attorneys and<br />

litigants about family dispute<br />

resolution and best practices in<br />

family and matrimonial law litigation.<br />

Q. What advice do you have<br />

for new lawyers coming into the<br />

profession?<br />

A. There are many paths, but if<br />

you choose one you believe in,<br />

you will be enriched by the journey,<br />

whether or not the road ends<br />

where others would call success.<br />

Q. What do you feel are the<br />

most pressing legal issues impacting<br />

women and children<br />

today?<br />

A. In our present politically<br />

charged environment, it is particularly<br />

important to vigilantly<br />

protect the advances that have<br />

been made on behalf of women<br />

and girls. Each of us must work<br />

aggressively to strengthen that<br />

progress and to unwaveringly<br />

challenge any diminution of this<br />

growth.<br />

Q. What would you like to accomplish<br />

professionally going<br />

forward?<br />

A. I am always mindful of Albert<br />

Einstein’s statement that “The<br />

more I learn, the more I realize<br />

how much I don’t know.” Although<br />

I strive for mastery, my<br />

Robin Carton<br />

true goal is to continue to experience<br />

wonder and to explore.<br />

Q. Tell us about your family,<br />

and how you have managed<br />

the work/life balance all these<br />

years.<br />

A. I’m married to my law partner,<br />

David Rosoff, and my<br />

daughter, Amanda Fried, is<br />

our treasured associate. It is<br />

a true Family Law practice,<br />

which means that we discuss<br />

other families during our own<br />

family time. Not so balanced,<br />

but it “works” for us.<br />

Q. How do you spend your<br />

time when you are not practicing<br />

law?<br />

A. In the precious, but few,<br />

interludes between court, clients,<br />

and motion papers, I<br />

enjoy being a “maker.” In<br />

particular, I like to sew clothes,<br />

and I find it particularly satisfying<br />

to design and create a<br />

garment from a formless bolt<br />

of fabric. However, given that<br />

practicing law leaves little time<br />

for artistic pursuits, I try to incorporate<br />

imaginative and<br />

creative dispute resolution in<br />

my law practice and my work<br />

with families. ◗<br />

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THE POWER OF YOUR VOTE<br />

Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport<br />

“[W]omen fought against<br />

harassment, imprisonment and force<br />

feeding, and the “scientific” view that<br />

women were inferior to men, all in<br />

order to attain the same civil and<br />

political status as men. . . ”<br />

from page 1<br />

years thereafter, women<br />

fought against harassment,<br />

imprisonment and force<br />

feeding, and the “scientific”<br />

view that women were inferior<br />

to men, all in order to<br />

attain the same civil and political<br />

status as men, including<br />

the critically important<br />

right to vote. It was around<br />

the time the 19th Amendment<br />

to the U.S. Constitution was<br />

passed that the LWV, a nonpartisan<br />

organization, began<br />

a “mighty political experiment”<br />

to help millions of<br />

women participate in shaping<br />

public policy. This outstanding<br />

effort by the LWV<br />

has remained strong to this<br />

day.<br />

The Honorable Lewis<br />

Lubell shared his eye-opening<br />

experiences in adjudicating<br />

voter registration challenges<br />

on Election Day. This<br />

is an all-day, volunteer post<br />

that Judge Lubell cares<br />

deeply about. Many of us<br />

were not even aware that<br />

there was same day recourse<br />

available if your “name is not<br />

in the book” when trying to<br />

cast your vote.<br />

Finally, the gracious<br />

Adam Gitlin inspired us with<br />

his description of the Brennan<br />

Center’s efforts to promote<br />

voting rights, democracy and<br />

justice through its advocacy,<br />

public interest law firm, and<br />

think tank activities. Many of<br />

us were alarmed to learn<br />

about the numerous nationwide<br />

attempts to restrict voting<br />

rights and intimidate voters<br />

for political purposes – all<br />

actions that the Brennan Center<br />

works diligently to stop.<br />

It was encouraging to<br />

hear about the multitude of<br />

voting rights initiatives that<br />

both the LWV and the<br />

Brennan Center support, such<br />

as expanding electronic voter<br />

registration, making voter<br />

registration portable within<br />

New York State, switching to<br />

electronic poll books, and<br />

allowing early voting. These<br />

goals and initiatives, as presented<br />

by our panel of knowledgeable<br />

speakers, are perfectly<br />

aligned with the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong>’s mission of promoting<br />

justice for all, regardless<br />

of sex, and advancing the<br />

social, economic and legal<br />

status of women. We applaud<br />

their tireless and continuing<br />

efforts. A big thank<br />

you to our sponsor, BNY<br />

Mellon, for their generous<br />

support in helping us produce<br />

this informative event. ◗<br />

Pension Actuaries Inc.<br />

David Gensler, MSPA, MAAA, EA, President (davidg@paiqdro.net • ext. 302)<br />

Robert Guarnera, MSPA, FCA, MAAA, EA, CPC, Consulting Actuary (bobg@paiqdro.net • ext. 300)<br />

2500 Westchester Avenue, Suite 106 • Purchase, NY 10577 • Phone (914) 712-4897 • Fax (914) 251-1922<br />

EMPLOYMENT POSITION AVAILABLE<br />

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marriage dissolution is seeking a full time experienced paralegal (matrimonial law is a<br />

major plus). Duties will include but are not limited to: client interaction (calls, emails, and<br />

drop in client visits), reviewing legal documents, preparing QDRO’s and assisting staff with<br />

all aspects of legal work and office management/organization.<br />

~ REQUIREMENTS ~<br />

■ At least 2 years of paralegal work, preferably in the matrimonial field<br />

■ College Degree or paralegal certification<br />

■ Must be professional, detail oriented, organized & have full knowledge of all MS office products.<br />

Please direct all inquiries to the attention of Kristine Faby, Vice President at the address above.<br />

She may also be reached at 914.251.0099 x214 or kfaby@madisonpension.com<br />

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<strong>October</strong> Litigation Tip<br />

✦ REVIEW OF PREJUDGMENT INTEREST<br />

(VERDICTS, DECISIONS, REPORTS AND STIPULATIONS)<br />

In New York, interest on a damages award is purely statutory. Matter of Bello v. Roswell<br />

Park Cancer Inst., 5 NY3d 170 [2005]. Under CPLR 5001 (a) and (b), interest on damages,<br />

in a breach of contract case or an act or omission depriving or interfering with title or<br />

possession or enjoyment of property, is computed from “the earliest ascertainable date the<br />

cause of action existed.” CPLR 5001 also permits courts, in their discretion, to award<br />

prejudgment interest in actions which are equitable. CPLR 5002 governs interest awards<br />

in cases not governed by CPLR 5001, such as personal injury cases where interest is<br />

computed from “the date of verdict, report or decision.” Whether added to an award<br />

under CPLR 5001 or CPLR 5002, prejudgment interest becomes part of the judgment<br />

itself. Further, pursuant to CPLR 5003, interest accrues on the judgment from date of<br />

entry and interest continues to accrue until the judgment is satisfied. Zavelin v. Greenberg,<br />

117 AD3d 726 [2d Dept. 2014])<br />

Courts have held that “verdict, report or decision” under CPLR 5002 includes decisions<br />

on summary judgment motions, motions for leave to enter a default judgment, decisions<br />

to strike answers, as well as binding arbitration awards. Further, when Courts order a<br />

referee to hear and report with recommendations, interest is computed not from the referee’s<br />

report but from the Court’s confirming it. (Board of Mgrs v. Seligson, 126 AD3d 547 [1st<br />

Dept. 2015]). Also where an Appellate Court reverses the denial of plaintiff’s motion for<br />

summary judgment on liability, interest runs from the Appellate Court’s determination.<br />

(Lifshits v. Vaniety Poly Bags, 18 AD3d 622 [2d Dept. 2005]).<br />

Stipulations, however, are different. Stipulations are voluntary agreements and not adjudications<br />

by a third party. Using this reasoning and the fact that the Legislature chose not<br />

to include the term stipulation in the interest provisions, the Second Department in Mahoney<br />

v. Brockbank, <strong>2016</strong> NY Slip Opinion 05630 [July 24, <strong>2016</strong>] held that, pursuant to CPLR<br />

5002, prejudgment interest does not apply to a stipulation on liability. In this personal<br />

injury case, the parties stipulated to liability. Over two years later, damages were determined<br />

by a jury. The plaintiff contended prejudgment interest ran from the date of the<br />

stipulation on liability because it was the equivalent of a verdict and the defense contended<br />

it ran from the date of the jury’s verdict on damages. While the Second Department<br />

acknowledged plaintiff’s argument was well founded and the law does favor stipulations,<br />

the Court’s role was not to amend the CPLR. Parties can avoid this issue by addressing<br />

interest in the stipulation, especially if it is anticipated there will be some period<br />

of time between the date of the liability stipulation and the verdict or decision on damages.<br />

Written by Angela Morcone Giannini, Co-Chair, Litigation Committee<br />

Other Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Hattar & Kimberly Sheehan<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

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Chapter News and Announcements<br />

Announcements & Notes on Members<br />

❑ Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP is pleased to announce that Annette G. Hasapidis<br />

has joined the firm as Of Counsel and Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group. Ms.<br />

Hasapidis focuses her practice in the area of civil appellate litigation and strategic trial<br />

consultation in complex civil litigation for clients before state and federal trial courts in<br />

New York and Connecticut. She has extensive appellate experience, as she has appeared<br />

on more than 320 appeals. Ms. Hasapidis has also served as a court-appointed<br />

guardian at the Appellate Division level. While Ms. Hasapidis continues to<br />

maintain a successful solo practice serving clients in both New York and Connecticut,<br />

she is joining Bleakley Platt to address the needs of corporate clients in the appellate<br />

arena who typically require the added support of a full-service law firm.<br />

❑ Holly Baum is a Buffalo based attorney with over 27 years of experience, as a solo<br />

practitioner since 1995, handling the division of retirement assets in divorce and legal<br />

separation cases. Ms. Baum is seeking to affiliate with a firm that has an active matrimonial<br />

practice, including mediation and/or collaborative law, located in NYS (but<br />

not in Western NY) and which has approximately 240-250 hours a year (20 hours a<br />

month) of billable hours in QDRO related work. If interested, please contact Holly<br />

Baum at 1956mb@gmail.com or hblaw@pipeline.com or at 716-854-0040. ◗<br />

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business sharing and collaboration. State of the art technology, access to three newly<br />

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two color copier/scanners, fax machine and full kitchen. Two blocks from courts<br />

and train. Parking and secretarial station available. Call for pricing or viewing: Charlene<br />

Christie 914-683-2500 ext. 343. ◗<br />

Become a New<br />

Member Today<br />

RENEW YOUR<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> MEMBERSHIP TODAY<br />

FOR THE PERIOD<br />

JUNE 1, <strong>2016</strong> TO MAY 31, 2017.<br />

RENEW NOW! DON’T WAIT!<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Membership includes<br />

membership to the Women’s Bar<br />

Association of the State of New York<br />

(WBASNY).<br />

January 31, 2017 is the closing date in<br />

order to count the <strong>WWBA</strong> members<br />

towards our certification to WBASNY and<br />

assure our number of delegates.<br />

Renewing before this date will allow our<br />

Westchester Chapter (<strong>WWBA</strong>) to continue<br />

to be a strong presence in our statewide<br />

organization (WBASNY) while you will<br />

enjoy its many benefits, events,<br />

newsletter and CLE programming.<br />

President’s Message<br />

from page 3<br />

small, but active cohort of <strong>WWBA</strong>’s membership who list Immigration as one of their<br />

areas of practice and we welcome their perspective. Other committee additions include:<br />

Elizabeth Cumming, who will serve as co-chair of the Elder and Health Law<br />

Committee; the Matrimonial Committee will add co-chair Robin Carton; Sherry Bishko,<br />

along with Helene Cote, now co-chair the Membership Committee; and Amanda Fried<br />

is a new addition to the Program Committee. You will see her joining Lucia Chiocchio,<br />

greeting you at the door for General Membership Meetings.<br />

I am grateful to our-still-very-new <strong>WWBA</strong> Executive Director Elisabeth Campos,<br />

who is the hub of information for our many meetings and initiatives. She truly manages<br />

to ensure that the <strong>WWBA</strong>, with its many details from membership to programs, runs<br />

smoothly. She and I work carefully at assembling the new Weekly UPDATE, published<br />

every Friday, which is our streamlined effort to keep you informed about upcoming<br />

events and activities on a bullet-by-bullet basis.<br />

How fortunate I am to have been asked to serve as president of the Westchester<br />

Women’s Bar Association. Our members are leaders in their practices, organizations<br />

and communities, and their accomplishments are truly inspirational. Bring your colleagues<br />

to programs and events. You will be amazed at who you will meet and what<br />

you will learn. Build our membership to invigorate <strong>WWBA</strong> with fresh ideas and diverse<br />

perspectives. Help make the <strong>WWBA</strong>’s voice stronger, clearer, and more unified. Together,<br />

we are unstoppable. ◗<br />

Hélène Côté, Sherry A. Bishko,<br />

Elisabeth Campos<br />

It is easy to renew by going to the<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> Website at www.<strong>WWBA</strong>NY.org.<br />

You can use a credit card or<br />

PayPal to make payment.<br />

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Westchester Women’s Bar Association New Members<br />

The Westchester Women’s Bar Association proudly welcomes our newest members:<br />

TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF OUR MEMBERS,<br />

THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE <strong>WWBA</strong> ONLY.<br />

It’s Not Just the Oscars<br />

from page 5<br />

the prestigious Kay Crawford Murry Award for her recognition of the value of<br />

diversity in the legal profession, her role as an active mentor to women attorneys,<br />

and her dedication to advancing the professional and personal development of<br />

women attorneys. Tanya Breindel received the esteemed Above the Bar Award<br />

for Most Socially Conscious Attorney for her dedication to one or more causes in<br />

the legal community as an active leader, for having a significant history of pro<br />

bono legal service, and for working tirelessly to help victims of domestic violence,<br />

elder abuse, child abuse, and neglect.<br />

A new scholarship has been created by the Commercial and Federal Litigation<br />

Section of NYSBA to increase the number of women prepared to serve<br />

as first chair in large commercial cases. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye Commercial<br />

and Federal Litigation Scholarship was created to honor the memory of<br />

Chief Judge Judith Kay through a gift made to The New York Bar Foundation.<br />

On November 14th, scholarships will be awarded to up to five female litigators<br />

with two to six years’ experience who will be recognized as Kaye Scholars and<br />

will attend the 2017 Commercial Litigation Academy. The awards ceremony<br />

will be held at the U.S. Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street. <strong>WWBA</strong> members are<br />

encouraged to apply for the next round of scholarships. Scholarship information<br />

and an application can be found at www.tnybf.org under “Scholarships<br />

and Fellows.”<br />

Additionally, on November 14, <strong>2016</strong>, the Commercial & Federal Litigation<br />

Section of NYSBA will be presenting a newly created award “The Shira A. Scheindlin<br />

Award for Excellence in the Courtroom” to honor the Section’s former Chair, Hon.<br />

Shira A. Scheindlin. Judge Scheindlin served as a United States District Judge for<br />

the Southern District of New York from September 1994 through April <strong>2016</strong>. The<br />

Scheindlin Award will be presented annually in November to commemorate the<br />

date in 1917 that women received the right to vote in New York State. Carrie H.<br />

Cohen, now of Morrison & Foerster, but formerly the lead Assistant United States<br />

Attorney in the trial of Sheldon Silver, has been selected as the first recipient of this<br />

award. At the ceremony, remarks will be made by NYSBA President Claire P.<br />

Gutekunst, as well as by New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, Second Circuit<br />

Judge Denny Chin, Southern District Chief Judge Colleen McMahon, and<br />

Eastern District Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry.<br />

Next in the <strong>WWBA</strong>’s nomination process are the WBASNY-sponsored awards,<br />

for which the deadline is in December. A list of the eight WBASNY awards and<br />

their criteria can be obtained at www.wbasny.org. Decide right now that you,<br />

or a colleague, are a worthy applicant for an award or recognition. At the least<br />

you will learn a lot from the process and, most likely, build confidence and<br />

relationships while you learn about your true worth. Send your recommendations<br />

for nominees to the Awards Committee co-chairs and help support us in<br />

recognizing our amazing members. ◗<br />

Westchester Women’s Bar Association News<br />

CLE on Name<br />

Changes and<br />

Transgender Issues<br />

from page 6<br />

“ . . . LSHV seeks to<br />

educate and sensitize<br />

our legal community to<br />

diversity issues . . . ”<br />

Audience members inquired about the nuances<br />

of language helpful in requesting<br />

that records be sealed to protect privacy<br />

and posed more general questions regarding<br />

what it means to be transgender, leading<br />

to discussions of gender identity and<br />

sexual preference. Renate offered an anecdote<br />

about her own experience, describing<br />

how some time after her transition, a<br />

child pointed at her in the women’s room<br />

and said “Look Mom, look” and, as she<br />

steeled herself for what she expected to<br />

come next, she heard “That lady looks just<br />

like Grandma!”<br />

Many of those attending the program<br />

expressed thanks to Renate, Bergen and<br />

the Pro Bono department of LSHV for educating<br />

them both about how to effectuate<br />

a name change and more generally about<br />

the issues facing transgender individuals,<br />

both legally and socially. Subsequent to<br />

the program, several pro bono attorneys<br />

who attended the training have volunteered<br />

to represent our clients seeking name<br />

changes.<br />

Upcoming CLEs will focus on kinship,<br />

immigration and domestic violence, consumer<br />

debt and a variety of substantive<br />

areas where there is a need for assistance<br />

by pro bono attorneys. Please contact us<br />

should you wish to volunteer, or if you<br />

would like us to tailor a pro bono project<br />

for your firm. ◗<br />

Page 11


<strong>WWBA</strong> Schedule of Upcoming Events<br />

COMMITTEE DATE/TIME PLACE TOPIC RSVP (also online at www.wwbany.org)<br />

New Lawyers,<br />

Networking and<br />

Membership Committees<br />

9/28/16<br />

6:00-8:00<br />

Brazen Fox<br />

175 Mamaroneck Avenue<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Meet the Board<br />

Networking Event<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

or email<br />

executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

Domestic Violence<br />

Committee<br />

9/29/16<br />

12:30-2:00 pm<br />

1 CLE credit<br />

Professional Practice<br />

Westchester County<br />

Supreme Court, 9 th floor<br />

conference room<br />

111 Dr. Martin Luther King<br />

Jr. Blvd.<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Show Me the Money:<br />

Best Evidence in Family<br />

Court Support<br />

Proceedings<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

or email<br />

executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Meeting<br />

10/5/16<br />

5:30-7:30 pm<br />

BNY Mellon<br />

701 Westchester Ave<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Susan Edwards Colson<br />

president@wwbany.org<br />

if you are unable to attend<br />

Domestic Violence<br />

Committee<br />

10/6/16<br />

6:00-8:00 pm<br />

2 CLE credits<br />

Professional Practice<br />

(pending)<br />

Pace Law School<br />

78 North Broadway<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Every Step You Take:<br />

The New Technology of<br />

Stalking<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

or email<br />

executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

$30 per person<br />

Breast Cancer Awareness<br />

Committee<br />

10/16/16<br />

9:30 am<br />

Manhattanville College<br />

2900 Purchase Street<br />

Purchase, New York<br />

Making Strides Against<br />

Breast Cancer - Team<br />

Orbach<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org or email<br />

Adrienne@orbachlawny.com<br />

Pace Women’s Justice<br />

Center<br />

Volunteer New York! 10/24/16<br />

4:00-6:30 pm<br />

10/19/16 Glen Island Harbour Club<br />

New Rochelle, New York<br />

ArtsWestchester<br />

31 Mamaroneck Avenue<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Making a Difference<br />

Annual Benefit Dinner<br />

2 nd Annual Non-Profit<br />

Board Speed Dating<br />

Event<br />

Registration form can be found<br />

under Calendar and Events “Other”<br />

at www.wwbany.org<br />

or for more information email<br />

pwjcevents@law.pace.edu<br />

For more information email<br />

Allison Chader<br />

allison@volunteernewyork.org<br />

Corporate and<br />

Commercial Committee<br />

10/25/16<br />

7:30 am breakfast<br />

8:00-10:00 program<br />

BNY Mellon<br />

701 Westchester Ave<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Business Valuation<br />

Basics and IRS Proposed<br />

Changes to IRC 2704<br />

Lorraine Bambino<br />

lorraine.bambino@bnymellon.com<br />

or 914-289-3054<br />

Board of Directors<br />

Meeting<br />

11/2/16<br />

5:30-7:30 pm<br />

BNY Mellon<br />

701 Westchester Ave<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Susan Edwards Colson<br />

president@wwbany.org<br />

if you are unable to attend<br />

Families, Children & the<br />

Courts Committee<br />

11/3/16<br />

12:30-2:00 pm<br />

Westchester County<br />

Supreme Court, Room 1800<br />

111 Dr. Martin Luther King<br />

Jr. Blvd.<br />

White Plains, New York<br />

Deconstructing the<br />

Maintenance and Child<br />

Support Guidelines: How<br />

to Determine Income and<br />

Calculate Support<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

or email<br />

executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

<strong>WWBA</strong> General<br />

Membership Meeting<br />

11/10/16 Sterling National Bank<br />

21 Scarsdale Road<br />

Tuckahoe, New York<br />

Speed Networking:<br />

Polish Up your Elevator<br />

Pitch<br />

Register online at<br />

www.wwbany.org<br />

or email<br />

executivedirector@wwbany.org<br />

Unless otherwise indicated, events are for <strong>WWBA</strong> members and invited guests only.<br />

The opinions expressed by any program presenter are the presenter’s own, and do not reflect<br />

the official position of the <strong>WWBA</strong>.<br />

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