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WWBA Member Newsletter APRIL 2018 Published Monthly by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York ~ 2017/2018 Officers and Directors ~ President LISA M. DENIG President-Elect KIM BERG Vice Presidents AMANDA C. FRIED JENNIFER L. GRAY HON. LISA M. SMITH Treasurer ANGELA MORCONE GIANNINI Recording Secretary NATANYA BRIENDEL Corresponding Secretary ELIZABETH Z. MARCUS Immediate Past ast President SUSAN EDWARDS COLSON Elected Directors Westchester Board GAIL M. BOGGIO HÉLÈNE CÔTÉ LONYA A. GILBERT SHARI R. GORDON ADRIENNE J. ORBACH State Directors Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York ROBIN D. CARTON KITLEY S. COVILL SUSAN EDWARDS COLSON DONNA E. FROSCO MARIAN GENIO THERESA A. GIROLAMO ANNETTE G. HASAPIDIS JANE SILVERMAN Executive Director ELISABETH CAMPOS © Copyright 2017 Westchester Women’s Bar Association. All rights reserved. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) only and do not reflect the official position of the Association. Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Z. Marcus • Designed and Printed by IPM Media Group, Inc. (516) 809-0501 2017-2018 WWBA Committee Chairs S T A N D I N G C O M M I T T E E S By-Laws ............................................. Hélène Côté, Anna L. Georgiou Corporate & Commercial ........................ Lisa M. Bluestein, Eva David Criminal Law ....... Kitley S. Covill, Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Sandra A. Forster Families, Children & the Courts ........... Shari R. Gordon, Joy S. Joseph, Lauren Morrissey Grievance/Ethics ............................ Kitley S. Covill, Deborah A. Scalise Judicial Screening ............... Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Loren I. Glassman Judiciary .......... Hon. Delores Scott Brathwaite, Hon. Linda S. Jamieson Lawyering & Parenting .......... Joelle M. Burton, Jana Kosberg-Kleidman Legislation ................................................. Angela Morcone Gianinni Matrimonial .......... Robin Carton, Dolores Gebhardt, Lonya A. Gilbert Annual Dinner ......... Robin D. Carton, Lisa M. Denig, Jennifer L. Gray, Jennifer N. Netrosio, Katie Wendle Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal .............................. Andrea Friedman Appellate Practice ....................... Lisa M. Denig, Hon. Mark C. Dillon, Hon. Sondra M. Miller, Hon. Robert A. Spolzino Archive & Historian ..................................................... Susan L. Pollet Awards .................................................. Elizabeth Barnhard, Kim Berg Deborah Farber-Kaiser Bankruptcy ................... Susan Mills Richmond, Wendy Marie Weathers Breast Cancer Awareness ...................................... Adrienne J. Orbach Collaborative Law ............................. Kathleen Donelli, Lynn J. Maier, Hon. Sondra M. Miller Community Outreach ... Deborah A. Scalise, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith Continuing Legal Education ..................................... Ann M. McNulty Construction ........................................... Aisling Brady, Sushmita Roy Diversity in Membership ........... Jacqueline Hattar, Stephanie Melowsky Domestic Violence ........... Natanya L. Briendel, Beth Levy, Audrey Stone Education Law ....................... Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Julie P. Passman, Susan Mills Richmond Elder & Health Law & Reproductive Rights ....... Elizabeth A. Cumming, Shari R. Gordon, Moira Laidlaw Employment Law ................................................ Kim Berg, Sara Kula Environmental & Land Use .......... Lucia Chiocchio, Anna L. Georgiou, Jennifer L. Gray, Katherine Zalantis Gender Dynamics ...................................... Hon. Terry Jane Ruderman ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ A D H O C C O M M I T T E E S Membership ............................................... Sherry Bishko, Hélène Côté Networking ............................................ Arin Liebman, Suzanne Volpe New Lawyers ................................... Elizabeth Z. Marcus, Katie Wendle Professional Development ......... Susan Edwards Colson, Adam J. Krim, Stephanie Melowsky Programs .......................................... Natanya Briendel, Amanda Fried Public Relations ............................... Joelle M. Burton, Jennifer L. Gray Real Property ................................... Allyson Magliery, Michelle Murphy Sponsorship .......................... Susan Edwards Colson, Lucia Chiocchio Taxation ....................................................................................... TBD Trusts & Estates ........ Gail M. Boggio, Nancy J. Rudolph, Karen J. Walsh Golf & Tennis Outing ................................................................ TBD Holiday Party and Boutique ...... Dolores Gebhardt, Jennifer N. Netrosio Immigration .............................................................................. TBD Insurance Law ........................................................................... TBD Intellectual Property .............. Elizabeth M. Barnhard, Donna E. Frosco, Theresa O’Rourke Nugent Judgment Enforcement & Collections .............. Christopher T. Bonante, Daniel F. Florio, Jr. Litigation ...................... Angela Morcone Giannini, Jacqueline Hattar Kimberly Sheehan Long Range Planning ................ Carla D. Glassman, Linda Markowitz Ann M. McNulty Mediation ............................ Amy Carron Day, Hon. Sondra M. Miller, Lauren S. Morrissey, Abby Rosmarin Network of Bar Leaders ............................................. Donna E. Frosco Pace Board of Visitors ................................................ Gail M. Boggio Past Presidents ........... Jane Bilus Gould, Mary F. Kelly, Linda Markowitz Practice Management .............. Jamieson L. Keiser, Jennifer N. Netrosio Wendy Marie Weathers Pro Bono ........................................... Marian Genio, Natalie Sobchak Social Media .............. Hélène Côté, Kristen Motel, Jennifer N. Netrosio Technology/Website .......... Donna E. Frosco, Theresa O’Rourke Nugent WCA Board Delegate ............................................ Anthony Morando WWBA Foundation President ..................................... Susan S. Brown WWBA Representative Director to the WCBA Board .. Dolores Gebhardt Page 2 Westchester Women’s Bar Association News

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ President’s Message from page 1 “Too often women – especially those of us who hover around five feet tall – are immediately judged to be meek and frail and must work doubly hard to be taken seriously whether it be in the courtroom or in other phases of our very complicated, very demanding lives” nation is now quite aware of what a powerhouse she is, I wonder if, early in her career, her small stature lulled opposition attorneys into a sense of false complacency! She is my first inspiring “crocus” of this spring. In last month’s column, I briefly mentioned the group of young gymnasts who stood to face their abuser at the sentencing proceeding after he was convicted of sexually assaulting them. Nearly 200 young women, most of whom barely stood five-feet tall, conjured up the bravery and courage to tell their stories and urge the judge to hold the defendant responsible for the damage he had done. Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to accuse Larry Nassar of sexually abusing her, implored the Court: “How much is a little girl worth?” Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast, stopped several times during her speech to glare defiantly at Nassar, refusing to cower in the presence of the man who had repeatedly hurt her. These petite heroines are also like the tiny crocuses in my yard, bravely throwing off the dark and heavy soil of shame and confusion and, perhaps continued on page 10 ➥ Editor’s Note “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” Making Dates and Getting Published NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS ❑ Deadline for newsletter submissions is the 12th of the month prior to publication (submissions received after the deadline are subject to the discretion of the editor). ❑ Send submissions as email attachments to Elizabeth Z. Marcus at elizabeth.z.marcus@gmail.com. ❑ Articles should be 1,000 words or fewer. Remove all pagination, headers, footers or other formatting, other than bold, underline or italics. Authors are encouraged to submit photographs for publication with their submissions and include a short biographical statement with their submissions. ❑ Materials submitted allow the WWBA a limited copyright and full permission to reprint the material in any WWBA publication or on its website without additional consent. ❑ Photographs must be high-resolution (150 dpi or more) and the subject and all persons in each photograph must be fully identified. PROGRAM SCHEDULING ❑ First visit the WWBA website: www.wwbany.org and click on the calendar at the home page to view scheduled programs. Conflicts in scheduling will be assessed on a case by case basis, with priority for early submissions. ❑ Contact Elizabeth Z. Marcus at elizabeth.z.marcus@gmail.com to schedule a WWBA sponsored or co-sponsored program, including committee meetings, CLE programs, etc. ❑ Once you have reserved the date with Elizabeth Z. Marcus, proceed with planning your program and creating your flyer. ❑ Flyers must be approved by the Programs Committee. In advance of the 12th of the month, please send your flyer to the Program Committee Co-chairs for review and copy the Executive Director. Once approved, please send your final flyer to the Executive Director, Elizabeth Z. Marcus and the President for publication on the website calendar and the newsletter calendar. The final flyer will also be emailed to the membership. ❑ We will also consider publicizing programs from outside organizations that may be of interest to our members. ❑ Post-event: You may report on the success of your program and provide photographs of the speakers and participants that can be included in an upcoming newsletter. Send your submission to Elizabeth Z. Marcus, following the guidelines above. 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