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WWBA April 2018 Newsletter

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○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ WWBA PARTICIPATES IN READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY IN YONKERS Jacqueline Hattar, Esq. The WWBA celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2, 2018 at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School in Yonkers, New York. It is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school with over 600 students located in southwest Yonkers, and its minority enrollment is approximately 97 percent of the student body. The volunteers included Shari Gordon, Stephanie Melowsky and Julie Passman. The staff, students and parents who compose the community at the Hostos School are dedicated to providing an atmosphere in which excellence and equality in education are valued and achieved by every stu- dent so that they become productive members of our multicultural society. The Westchester chapter was one of the first WBASNY chapters to participate in the Read Across America program in the Yonkers Public School approximately 11 years ago. During the course of their involvement in this program, the chapter has donated books, t-shirts and school supplies. We look forward to participating in the Read Across America program next year. ◗ Shari Gordon and Julie Passman Julie Passman Page 4 Westchester Women’s Bar Association News

○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace from page 1 DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP. Ms. Berg commenced the substantive portion of the evening with an overview of the process from a plaintiff’s perspective. She was followed by Ms. Corcoran who spoke about best practices for employers. Judges Smith and Jamieson participated in both presentations with updates on recent case law and provided practical sug- gestions for case resolution. The panel had created several fact patterns to use in their presentations, which were referred to by the speakers throughout the evening. The audience was actively engaged and asked numerous questions throughout the two hour presentation covering such issues as whether to bring a matter in federal or state court, when an action is time barred and what types of recovery are available to victims. ◗ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ General Membership Meeting March 22, 2018 THE WWBA PAINTS THE TOWN! On January 18, 2018, the WWBA’s Networking Committee hosted “Paint Night” at Muse Paint Bar in White Plains. The event brought WWBA members together for a fun-filled night of networking. It was indeed a masterpiece! Westchester Women’s Bar Association News Page 5