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WWBA April 2018 Newsletter

WWBA April 2018

Westchester Women’s Bar Association APRIL 2018 WWBA WWBA General Membership Meeting Presents Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of #MeToo Tanya Briendel T he Spring General Membership Meeting was held the evening of March 22, 2018 at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Fifty people attended an excellent presentation entitled “Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in the Wake of #MeToo.“ The esteemed panel consisted of the Honorable Lisa M. Smith, District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Honorable Linda Jamieson, Supreme Court Westchester County, Kim Berg, Esq., Gould & Berg, LLP, Susan Corcoran, Esq., Jackson Lewis, P.C. and was moderated by Sara Kula, Esq., INSIDE THIS ISSUE APRIL 2018 WWBA Participates in Read Across America (page 4) An Interview with Hon. Larry Schwartz (page 7) Litigation Tip: E-filing Reaches Appellate Division (page 9) Upcoming Events (page 12) continued on page 5 ➥ General Membership Meeting Panel Susan Corcoran, Esq., Hon. Linda Jamieson, Hon. Lisa M. Smith, Kim Berg, Esq., and Sara Kula, Esq. SAVE THE DATE RESOLVING FAMILY DISPUTES COLLABORATIVELY April 17, 2018 McCarthy Fingar, LLP White Plains, New York Westchester Women’s Bar Association News news JURY SELECTION AND RACE April 24, 2018 Keane & Beane, P.C. White Plains, New York WWBA ANNUAL DINNER June 6, 2018 Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club Mamaroneck, New York PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I saw the first, purple crocus valiantly pushing itself heavenward in my front yard yesterday and I could not help but feel a glimmer of hope that this gray and Lisa M. Denig difficult winter might just be behind us at last. Funny, how these smallest and most fragile of spring flowers are the first to muster up the energy and strength to burst from the hardened soil and bring with them the exuberant message of spring. This thought quickly reminded me of the recent book read and discussed by the WWBA Book Club – “Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World.” Justice Ginsburg, who turned 85 years old on March 15, 2018, could not be any tinier and often appears frail and fragile, but, oh, the power and exuberance she brought to her work as an attorney advancing women’s rights and, now, as a Supreme Court Justice, ensuring that those rights are not trampled. It was inspiring to read about her prodigious body of work at the ACLU and her unflagging determination to constantly “push the envelope” in her quest for equality. While most of the continued on page 3 ➥ Page 1 The Westchester Women’s Bar Association is a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York