THE SIXTH ANNUAL WWBA GOLF OUTING AND COCKTAIL PARTY

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					                                WWBA
Westchester Women’s Bar Association
November 2007

THE SIXTH ANNUAL WWBA GOLF OUTING
                                                                 news                     PRESIDENT’S
                                                                                                      www.wwbany.org



AND COCKTAIL PARTY                                                                        MESSAGE
by Claire Meadow                                                                               Many of
Golf Committee Co-Chair                                                                  you may not


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            ix years ago, past President Kathy                                           realize that your
            Rosenthal, a few other WWBA members                                          membership in
            and I embarked on a mission to create                                        the WWBA is
a non-intimidating, beginner-friendly golf outing,                                       also             a
one where our members feel comfortable playing                                           membership in
regardless of their skill level and have an atmo-                                        our umbrella
sphere in which to discover what golf outings are Joe Petrone, Mike Shalhoub, Hon.       organization,
all about. We have come a long way to achieving Linda Jamieson, Gail Boggio              the Woman’s
our goal.                                                                                Bar Association of the State of New
     The Hampshire Country Club course was in superb condition and a joy to play.        York (WBASNY). WBASNY is a
The skills contest winners for this year were Women’s Closest to the Pin - Meg Gaynor,   state-wide organization reaching
Men’s Closest to the Pin - Mike Meadow, Women’s Longest Drive- Gail Hiler, Men’s         from Buffalo to Westchester, from
Longest Drive - Tony Skoczylas, Women’s Closest to the Line - Hon. Christine Krahulik,   Saratoga to Staten Island. This
Men’s Closest to the Line - Loren Glassman, Team Low Gross - Tony Skoczylas, Jed         month I want to take an opportunity
Coiteux, Justin Dupray, John Toomey, Team Low Net - Kiowa Crawford, Steve Glassberg,     to tell you about some of WBASNY’s
Mark Gross, Paul Millman.
                                                                                         impressive legislative and community
     There seemed to be a back-up at the 10th hole snack station as players noshed
                                                                                         initiatives that are made possible by
and inspected our two hole-in-one prizes, a Series 300 BMW Station Wagon from
                                                                                         virtue of your membership.
                                                                continued on page 6            The unified strength of the
                                                                                         Women’s Bar in Albany is something
    INSIDE THIS ISSUE                          SAVE THE DATES                            to behold. WBASNY employs a
                                                                                         Lobbying Consultant who works hard
 NOVEMBER 2007                                    Westchester Women’s
                                                                                         to keep issues in front of our New
                                                    Bar Association
   An Interview with Past-                                                               York legislators. In fact, many
   President Kathy Rosenthal                      General                                legislators turn to WBASNY for
   (page 4)                                   Membership Meeting                         opinions on women’s and children’s
                                                                                         issues. Our voice is strong and can
   Sixth Annual WWBA Golf                         November 28, 2007                      make the difference in the successful
   Outing and Cocktail Party                      Making the Most of                     passage of laws. Examples include
   (page 6)                                           Discovery                          WBASNY’s positions on legislation
                                                                                         concerning         child   testimony
   WWBA Ratings of                                Westchester Women’s                    procedures,              emergency
   Judicial Candidates                              Bar Association                      contraception, video voyeur laws,
                                                                                         the death penalty, and most recently
   (page 8)                                       Holiday Party                          no-fault divorce for which WBASNY
    Upcoming Events                              December 5, 2007                        has spearheaded a coalition of
   (page 12)                                 White Plains Women’s Club                                   continued on page 3
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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
    WWBA Member Newsletter
                                                                                    ~ 2007/2008 Officers and Directors ~
                                                                                      President DAWN ARNOLD
                                                         Vice Presidents  DONNA E. FROSCO       DOLORES GEBHARDT         DEBORAH A. SCALISE
                                                               Treasurer PATRICIA A. AMATO       Recording Secretary LONYA A. GILBERT
                                                         Corresponding Secretary JULIE S. KATTAN                    Past President
                                                                                                        Immediate Past President JODY FAY
                                                                                    Elected Directors Westchester Board
                                                                         HON. SANDRA FORSTER     AMY GEWIRTZ      LOREN I. GLASSMAN
                                                                                     JEAN PARTRIDGE    LISA SOLOMON
       NOVEMBER 2007                                                   State Directors Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
   Published Monthly by the                                  LISA BLUESTEIN      KATHLEEN DONELLI     BETH FEDER       HON. ANNETTE GUARINO
     Westchester Women’s                                                ERIN N. GUVEN     ANNETTE HASAPIDIS        HON. ALAYNE KATZ
 Bar Association, a Chapter of                                  MARY BETH MORRISSEY       ADRIENNE J. ORBACH         SUSAN MILLS RICHMOND
 the Women’s Bar Association                                                                     Executive Director            LINDA SURACE
    of the State of New York
                                                          Editor-in-Chief: Julie Kattan • Designed and Printed by IPM Media Group, Inc. (516) 809-0501



    2007-2008 WWBA Committee Chairs
                                            STANDING                                             COMMITTEES
By Laws ..................................... Laura Freeman, Sonia Lopez Gonzalez                     Membership ................... Lauren B. Abramson, Jody Fay, Jean Partridge
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Corporate & Commercial .............................................. Jill C. Owens                   Networking ............................................................ Meredith Coleman
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Criminal Law ...................... Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Cynthia K. Dunne                          WBASNY Nominations ........................ Ann M. McNulty, Lisa Bluestein
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Families, Children & the Courts ...... Shari R. Gordon, Hon. Alayne Katz                              New Lawyers ........................ Christina Fahrbach, Richard Gruenberger
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                                            Hon. Irene Ratner, Lauren B. Abramson                     Placement .............................................. Amy Gewirtz, Rachel Littman
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                                                                                                      Programs .................. Dolores Gebhardt, Alicia Gaudio, Lisa Solomon
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Grievance/Ethics ................. Meredith A. Coleman, Deborah A. Scalise
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Judicial Screening ....................... Gail M. Boggio, Lauren I. Glassman                         Public Relations .................................. Donna E. Frosco, Dawn Arnold
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Judiciary ..................... Hon. Sandra A. Forster, Hon. Linda S. Jamieson                        Real Property ................................... Phyllis Knight Marcus, Dale Siegel
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Legislation ............................................................ Sylvia Goldschmidt           Taxation ................................... Susan D. Edwards, L. William Fishman
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Matrimonial ........ Frances DeThomas, Kathleen Donelli, Lonya Gilbert                                Trusts & Estates ................................. Nancy J. Rudolph, Karen J. Walsh
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                                                    AD HOC COMMITTEES
ADR ................................................. Lauren S. Morrissey, Lynn J. Maier              International Women’s Rights ............. Dale Siegel, Mary Beth Morrissey
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Annual Dinner .......................................... Julie A. Crek, Dana Brescia                  Lawyering & Parenting ..................... Rita J. Tino, Deb Volberg Pagnotta
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Archive & Historian ...................................................... Susan L. Pollet            Long Range Planning ................. Kathy Rosenthal, Carla D. Glassman
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Awards ........................... Deborah A. Scalise, Hon. Carole Princer Levy                       Litigation ........................ Lisa M. Bluestein, Angela Marcone Giannini
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Bankruptcy .................................. Dawn Arnold, Susan Mills Richmond                       Network of Bar Leaders .................................... Dawn Arnold, Jody Fay
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Breast Cancer Awareness ........ Natanya L. Briendel, Roberta L. Michael                              Pace Board of Visitors ..................................................... Dawn Arnold
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Community Outreach ........ Stephanie M. Roebuck, Deborah A. Scalise                                  Past Presidents ............ Jane Bilus Gould, Mary F. Kelly, Linda Markowitz
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Continuing Legal Education ..................................... Ann M. McNulty                       Practice Management .......................... Lisa Solomon, Alicia Sandberg
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Directory ................................................................... to be determined        Pro Bono ......................................... Erin Noelle Guven, Robin Stiebel
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Diversity in Membership ............................................. to be determined                Souvenir Journal ....................................................... Lisa M. Bluestein
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Domestic Violence ............................................................. Beth Feder            Technology/Website ................................................... Donna E. Frosco
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Elder & Health Law ................. Jeffrey S. Goldstein, Mary Beth Morrissey                        Westchester County Bar Association Director on WCBA Board
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Employment Law ................... Susan M. Corcoran, Paula Johnson Kelly                              ..................................................... Kathleen Donelli, Linda Markowitz
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Environmental & Land Use ........... Lucia Chiocchio, Anna L. Georgiou                                Westchester County Association Member on WCA Board
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                                                                            Katherine Zalantis         ..................................................................................... Dawn Arnold
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Gender Dynamics ....................................... Hon. Terry Jane Ruderman                      WWBA Foundation President ................................... Jane Bilus Gould
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Golf Outing ................................................. Claire Meadow, Jody Fay                 WWBA Delegate to WBASNY Judicial Screening Committee
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Holiday Party ................................... Jeanna M. Alberga, Joy S. Joseph                     ................................................................................. Gail M. Boggio
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Holiday Party/Crafts ..................................................... Beth Willensky             WWBA Delegate to WBASNY Mentoring Program
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Immigration ...................... Sonia Lopez Gonzalez, Joanna M. Schaffer                            ............................................................................ Mary Beth Morrissey
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membership.                                                 Editor-in-Chief of the WWBA Newsletter, at (914) 355-2955 to schedule all WWBA
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     Finally, WBASNY tirelessly gives back
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                                                            website: www.wwbany.org and click on the Calendar tab. Conflicts in schedul-
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year, and is currently undertaking a state-                 event form online at our website’s calendar tab, which will publicize your event
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wide survey on part time, flex time and
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family leave policies. Stay tuned for                       consider event form submissions from outside organizations regarding upcoming
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     If you would like more information                           Any opinions expressed in the articles contained herein are solely those of the
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or wish to get involved please speak with                   author(s) and do not constitute positions taken by the WWBA. Materials submit-
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me or Gail Boggio, WWBA member and                          ted allow the WWBA limited copyright and full permission to reprint the material
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president-elect of WBASNY.                                  in any WWBA publication or on its website without additional consent.
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    Editor’s Note
       The world can be a scary place some-               all play that first Thanksgiving. Each of us              do. I was thankful then, as I am now,
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  reflect on all of the things in our lives that          Josh Hartnett is single.” Amy always tries to
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                                                                                                                    clients’ lives as well. But if we can
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  suffered the tragic loss of my young                    ing care of Jason.” Jeff, true to his feelings,           will be better for it, we will serve our
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  ing holiday game my little niece had us                 none of the other adults in the room could                Thanksgiving! - JK
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                                                          Our first General                                          Justice Center, de-
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practice, and how your partnership with              Membership Meeting of                                           scribed the many
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                                                     the year was held on Sep-                                       faces of elder abuse
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Linda Markowitz, another former WWBA
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President, was formed?                               tember 19, 2007 at a                                            and its implications
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A: Again, when I joined the WWBA, the                new venue for us: The                                           for livable communi-
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then-President knew I had been chair of the          New       York     Power                                        ties.
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T&E Committee in NY and she invited me to            Authority’s Jaguar Room.                                            Jonathan Polter, the
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be on the committee here. I attended meet-                                                                           principal of Polter Fi-
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ings at Rita Gilbert’s office where Linda was        panel included Mae Car-                                         nancial Group in
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employed. She and I met and bonded. Over
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                                                     penter, Commissioner of                                         Southfield, Michigan,
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the years, as Linda concentrated in family                                                                           specializes in life
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law and I concentrated in trusts and estates
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                                                     Department of Senior Pro-                                       settlements. He de-
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matters and we relied on each others’ ex-
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                                                     grams and Services: John                                        scribed a life settle-
pertise, we would joke about becoming part-
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                                                     Migliaccio,         PhD;                                        ment as the sale of an
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ners. By the late 1990’s, the concept solidi-
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fied and made so much sense to us, we                Rebecca Fialk, RN, JD; Dawn Arnold                              existing life insurance
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joined forces in December of 2000 and never          Jonathan Polter; and                                            policy to a bank or a
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looked back.                                         Linda Levine.                                    mutual fund for an amount that ex-
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                                                          Commissioner Carpenter defined              ceeds its cash surrender value. The
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                                                     a livable community as one that has af-          bank or investment firm will then con-
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two grown children-how have you managed
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                                                     fordable and appropriate housing, sup-           tinue to pay the premiums and will
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                                                     portive community features and ser-              collect the death benefit upon the
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a sense of humor). Having two parents who            vices, and adequate transportation
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                                                     options, which together facilitate per-          are a pro-consumer option for se-
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work outside the home helped our children
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understand that their parents had obliga-            sonal independence and community                 niors and others in need of cash.
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                                                     involvement for senior citizens.                      Linda Levine is a licensed finan-
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tions to many people and that they couldn’t
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be the center of our attention all the time. I            John Migliaccio, the Director of Re-        cial representative specializing in
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think that while they might not have been            search at MetLife’s Mature Market In-            long-term care insurance, which
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happy about that all the time, they learned                                                           pays for nursing home or home care
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                                                     stitute and a professor at Northwestern
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perspective and self-reliance (as well as how        University, explained the concept of             services to those with chronic illness
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to shop, cook and manage their own sched-
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                                                     Asset-Based Community Development                or disability.
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ules). It would have been impossible to
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juggle everything without Stuart who both
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                                                     lizes the needs and the talents or skills        organized and planned by the tire-
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keeps me grounded and encourages to me
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fly.                                                 of a community and brings them to-               less Mary Beth Morrissey. Our
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                                                     gether for the good of everyone in the           thanks to Mary Beth for once again
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activities in the community-can you tell us
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                                                                                                      all of us boomers with elderly par-
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                                                          Rebecca Fialk, the Director of Out-
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about some of that work?                             reach and Training at the Pace Women’s           ents!
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    Westchester Women’s Bar Association News                                                                                        Page 5
The Sixth Annual WWBA Golf Outing and Cocktail Party
from page 1                                      pher Kenneth Jackman.                                York (based in the Bronx at Mosholu Golf




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BMW of Westchester and a shiny azure                  The 3 “C’s” of compassion, commu-               Course) to further their work of training in-




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colored VESPA motorcycle from John La            nity service and charity are ingrained in us         ner city kids in the skills and the core values




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                                                 so, it is no surprise that the proceeds from         of golf and the American Cancer Society’s




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Insurance requires independent spotters          our Mulligan sale (tickets purchased for “do         “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. A




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                                                 over” shots) are immediately gifted to               significant number of our members partici-




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thanks to Vespa spotter, Devorah                 Women’s Bar Foundation to further its work           pate each fall in the annual, inspiring, 5 K




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                                                 with deserving law students and distressed           walk dedicated to the fight against breast




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and BMW spotters, Laurence Thaul of              women and families in need of legal help.            cancer.


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Millenium Financial Inc., Harvey

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Braunstein of Braunstein Assets Manage-          support for two charities especially dear to         and at cocktails can be seen at our web site
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                                  Richard Sosis, Claire     Jewelry for Kathy          Mike Meadow accepts          Gail Ames, Alicia Gaudio, Fran
                                  Meadow and Jean           Rosenthal presented by     the Closest to the Pin       DeThomas, Julie Kattan and guests
Carole Brown, Joe DePietro, Pat   Connelly                  Jean Connelly and          Prize
Clowry, Jody Fay                                            Claire Meadow




                                  Jody, Claire and Dawn presenting         Carole Brown, Jody Fay, Jean             Dawn Arnold, Jody Fay, David
                                  Calloway Golf Bag to winner              Connelly, Claire Meadow                  Junker, Jean Connelly
Dawn Arnold, Charles Arnold,
Nicole Atlas and Ray D’Agostino   Barbara Bel

                                       Thank You to Our 2007 Golf Outing Sponsors
                                     Abraham, Lerner & Arnold, LLP                Fairview Golf Center                     Rattet, Pasternak &
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                                        Anna Maria’s Restaurant                First Tee Metropolitan NY                   Gordon Oliver, LLP
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                                                                              Frank’s Steakhouse & Sushi
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                                        Attorney’s Title Insurance                                                         RJF Title Agency, LLC
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                                                                                Glaceau Vitamin Water
                                              Agency, Inc..                                                            Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP
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                                                                                Glassman & Brown, LLP
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                                            Axa Advisors                                                                   Ruth & Justin Colter
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                                                                                Hon. Christine Krahulik
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                                      Benchmark Title Agency, LLC                                                          Sardegna Restaurant
                                                                                  Hon. John Colangelo
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Julie Kattan, Fran DeThomas,                                                                                             Statewide Abstract Corp.
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Gail Ames, Alicia Gaudio                   Bengker Corp.                           Hudson Valley Bank
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                                         BMW of Westchester                                                             Tequila Sunrise Restaurant
                                                                                  Innovative Publishing
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                                                                                                                             The Billable Hour
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                                           BNY Mellon Wealth                        Jackson, Lewis, LLP
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                                                                                   Keane & Beane, P  .C.                      Thomson West
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                                             Management                                                                        Title Junction
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                                                                           Lasoursa Autogroup/Vespa Bronx
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                                    Body Balance For Performance                    Lisa Solomon, Esq.                       Tyre & Dethomas
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                                          CEO Title Agency                           Madison Abstract                      Vision Bodycare Spa
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                                       Circle Mortgage Group                                                                 Wallach’s Jewelry
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                                                                                  Myron Meadow, Esq.
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                                         Citibank Larchmont                      New Age Title Agency                        Washington Title
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                                        Claire Meadow, Esq.                                                            Welby, Brady & Greenblatt
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Hon. John Colangelo, Claire         Dalco Reporting & Legal Video           New York Title Research Corp.                    1-800 Pet Mobile
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and Mike Meadow, Richard Sosis

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    Westchester Women’s Bar Committee Activities

 Judicial Screening Committee Ratings of 2007 Judicial Candidates
     The       Westchester                                                                                      candidates. The Committee



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Women's Bar Association             Supreme Court                                                               rience for the position sought
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                                    Hon. Francis A. Nicolai ............................. Outstanding
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has released its ratings of                                                                                     lawyers who have either ap-
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                                    Hon. Elaine Z. Slobod ............................... Outstanding
the candidates for the Su-                                                                                      peared before the candidate,
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                                    Hon. Rory J. Bellantoni .............................. Well-Qualified
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preme Court for the Ninth                                                                                       and/or appeared as oppos-
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                                    Hon. Robert M. Berliner ............................. Well-Qualified
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Judicial District, (which in-                                                                                   ing counsel or co-counsel with
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cludes the counties of              Hon. William E. Sherwood ......................... Well-Qualified           the candidate. If a candidate
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                                    Hon. Christine Krahulik .............................. Qualified
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Putnam), the Westchester                                                                                        ten materials, or otherwise fails
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                                    Hon. Charles F. Devlin .............................. Outstanding
County Family Court and                                                                                         to cooperate with the Com-
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                                    Hon. Janet C. Jordan ................................ Qualified
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the County Court for                                                                                            mittee, a rating of "not quali-
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     The WWBA offers rat-                                                                                       deliberations remain strictly
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                                    Hon. Barbara Zambelli .............................. Outstanding
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ings through its Judicial           Hon. James W. Hubert, Jr. ......................... Qualified               confidential.
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                                    Mark E. Constantine, Esq. ......................... Not-Qualified
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which conducts interviews                                                                                       dicial Screening Committee is
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of the candidates. The rat-                                                                                     co-chaired by attorneys Gail
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criteria of judicial tempera-       Networking and New Lawyers                                                  Glassman. Other members of
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ment, knowledge of the                                                                                          the Committee are attorneys
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law, legal writing ability,              The NETWORKING COMMITTEE and NEW LAW-             LAW                  Lisa Bluestein, Delores
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                                    YERS COMMITTEE held their first joint event on September
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general reputation, char-                                                                                       Brathwaite,               Dolores
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                                    27th, a cocktail party and dinner at Sunset Cove overlooking            ○
acter and fitness, and atti-                                                                                    Gebhardt, Janet Johnson,
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                                    the Hudson in Tarrytown. New members, new lawyers and some
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tudes towards women's is-                                                                                       Sandra Kurtz, Roberta
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sues. Possible ratings are          of our bar association founders had a fantastic time making
                                                                                                                Michael, Lucille Oppenheim,
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                                    new acquaintances and learning more about the WWBA.
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"outstanding," "well quali-                                                                                     Marilyn S. Reader and
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                                    Thanks to all who attended and to our generous sponsor David
fied," "qualified" or "not
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                                                                                                                Beverley Rogers.
                                    Lerner & Associates.
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qualified" for the judicial                                                                                          WWBA has more than
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office the candidate seeks.                                                                                     650 members all of whom are
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     All of the rated candi-                                                                                    lawyers or law students who
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dates for the Supreme,                                                                                          live and/or work in
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appeared before the Com-                                                                                        ing counties. Members include
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mittee, except for Mark E.                                                                                      judges, attorneys in private
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Constantine, Esq.                                                                                               practice, in-house counsel,
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     Ratings are deter-             Jennifer Reinke, Aileen Noonan,      Christina Fahrbach, Richard            government attorneys, and
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mined after conducting a            Marisa DeVito                        Gruenberger, Meredith Coleman
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                                                                                                                attorneys with alternate ca-
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personal interview of each                                                                                      reers. WWBA is the largest
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                                    Tax
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candidate and considering                                                                                       chapter of the Women's Bar
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a written questionnaire, a                                                                                      Association of the State of New
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                                         The TAX COMMITTEE will be presenting a program
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resume and other docu-              entitled “Income Tax Updates for the Non-Tax Practitioner.”                 York.
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mentation, including written
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                                    This program will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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decisions, legal briefs and
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                                    at 5:30-8:00 pm. Please contact Susan Edwards for more
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                                                                                                                For further information please
other relevant writing
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                                    information.                                                                contact WWBA President, Dawn K.
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samples submitted by the                                                                                        Arnold, Esq., at (914) 381-7400.
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  November Practice Management Tip
PUBLICITY GOLD MINE:
How to Land an Ongoing Column in a Publication
      Editors don’t often invite       cations they receive, but which            phone call provides the editor             Try to match the length of


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writers to submit columns be-          ones they actually read.                   the opportunity to quickly say             sentences and paragraphs

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cause they usually receive                                                        “no”, with the hope of reducing            with what you see in the
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                                       Secret #2: Don’t be put off if
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enough unsolicited submis-                                                        his or her stack of incoming mail.         magazine. If they use sub-
                                       the publication already has a col-
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sions. Still, most editors are                                                                                               heads throughout, you
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                                       umnist writing about your sub-             Secret #6: Send sample col-
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open to looking at what you                                                                                                  should, too.
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                                       ject of choice. Some editors like          umns. Even if the editor will talk
offer because they always want
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                                       to change writers to give their            with you on the telephone, no              Secret #10: Create your
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to publish better information
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                                       readers a new point of view. The           editor will make a positive com-           samples so they look as if
that interests their readers.
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                                       editor may have the current col-           mitment without first seeing what          they were already in print.
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                                       umnist simply filling the page             you offer. The editor will say,            Use the same type fonts and
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columnists move on in their
                                       until the editor sees the really           “Send me what you’ve got and               sizes that appear in the pub-
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careers, editors need new writ-
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                                       good materials you offer.                  I’ll look at it.” If you don’t have        lication. The more closely
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ers to keep their publications
                                                                                  something ready, the editor may            you duplicate the editor’s
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full and fresh.                        Secret #3: Don’t overlook
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                                                                                  lose interest by the time it finally       current format, the more
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                                                                                  arrives. So forget phone calls and         easily the editor can visual-
you?                                   often ignore small publications,
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  Westchester Women’s Bar Association News                                                                                                     Page 9
    Chapter News and Announcements                                                                PRACTICE
                                                                                                  MANAGEMENT
Notes on Members
❑ Susan M. Damplo was named in the 2007 Metro Edition of New York Super                          Publicity Gold Mine
Lawyers in her field of practice, appellate law. She handles civil and criminal appeals          from page 9
in state and federal courts. Before opening her appellate practice in 2000, she worked           geographical areas, or reach different
as sole career clerk to the Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the          target audiences. If you’re dealing with
Sixth Circuit. She serves on the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction for the           major national publications, you should
New York State Bar Association.                                                                  offer the editor an exclusive review for a
❑ Judge Susan Simon has announced that she is running for re-election as Lewisboro               specific period of time. Since many edi-
Town Justice. Susan is the first woman judge in her town and has served for four years.          tors won’t comment on what you send,
Susan states that she has a general practice in Cross River, focusing on real estate,            ask the editor for a response within 60
wills, trusts and estates, and corporate matters.                                                or 90 days, after which you’ll approach
                                                                                                 other publications.
Classifieds                                                                                      Secret #13: Don’t expect a quick re-
Larchmont - Small suite of attorneys. Windowed office available, furnished if desired.           ply. Due to pressing deadlines, the edi-
Conference room, fax, copier. Contact (914) 834-2302.                                            tor may need a few weeks to review what
                                                                                                 you send. If you don’t hear from the
                                                                                                 editor within 90 days, you can assume
WWBA Program on Domestic Violence and                                                            the editor has other priorities--or that
Financial Exploitation                                                                           the editor is not interested at that mo-
                                                                                                 ment. Don’t waste your time trying to
     On October 2, 2007, the WWBA co-sponsored
                                                                                                 call the editor. If the editor likes what
a multi-discipline program concerning domestic vio-
                                                                                                 you sent, you’ll hear from him.
lence and financial exploitation in matrimonial
cases. Other sponsors were with The Ninth Judicial                                               Secret #14: Don’t get discouraged if
District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in                                                 you come up dry. You can be sure that
the Courts and The Pace Women’s Justice Center.                                                  somebody reviewed what you sent. But,
Speakers practicing real estate, criminal, matrimo-                                              even if you send good materials, most
nial and bankruptcy law each provided a different                                                editors can accept only a fraction of
                                                        Speakers Tamara Mitchell,
spin on how to help victims of domestic violence        Audrey Stone, Dawn Arnold                what they receive. Still, an occasional
facing financial exploitation and challenges.           and Jody Fay                             “yes” can give you a terrific opportu-
                                                                                                 nity to generate inquiries from your
                                                                                                 prime prospects.
WWBA 2007 Golf Outing
from page 6                                                                                      Secret #15: Never give up. The key
www.wwbany.com and in our newsletter. If you would like any                                      to getting publicity is to send good ma-
extra prints, feel free to order them from Mr. Jackman at                                        terials on an ongoing basis. Keep
AMBERZ29@verizon.net .                                                                           sample columns flowing from your of-
       While our tournament strictly follows USGA rules of golf,     Winner of Citibank          fice to targeted publications. Every once
accepted procedures for scramble play and required etiquette         Sports Bag                  in awhile you’ll strike publicity gold. And
on the golf course, the ladies’ touch, which is pervasive, makes                                 in some instances, the editor may even
it unique.                                                                                       pay you.
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of New York Wealth Management consultants, who among other
                                                                                                 This month’s Practice Management Tip was
things oversaw our raffle and Mulligan sales. Jean was our                                       provided by Trey Ryder, a law firm consultant
very own glamorous Vanna White for the prize giveaways at            Closest to Line Prize for   who specializes in Education-Based Marketing
                                                                     Loren Glassman with
cocktails. Finally, without my special friend and co-chair, im-      Low Gross Players
                                                                                                 for attorneys. He offers lawyers three free
mediate past president, Jody Fay and our Executive Director,                                     articles by e-mail: 11 Deadly Assumptions That
Linda Surace who shared her indispensable organizational skills,                                 Kill Your Marketing Program, Marketing Secrets
                                                                                                 of a Powerful Web Site, and 17 Fatal Market-
this event could not have been so, so perfect.                                                   ing Mistakes Lawyers Make. To receive these
       The page 6 sidebar contains a list of our sponsors. Please,                               articles, send your name and e-mail address
please tell them you saw their signs and patronize them because                                  to trey@treyryder.com and ask for his free e-
without their support the event would not be the door buster that    Prize Presenter Lisa        mail packet of articles.
it is.                                                               Solomon


 Page 10                                                     Westchester Women’s Bar Association News
AN INTERVIEW WITH KATHY ROSENTHAL, ESQ.
from page 5                                                            and the resolute, the dying and the recently bereaved; I




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with the WWBA. One of my first new WWBA friends was Irene              I don’t think I would change any part of my practice. I find




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Sandford who was active in the Arthritis Foundation. There             that most of the lawyers I have come to know in my thirty




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came a time she couldn’t attend a meeting and asked me to              years of practice are equally engaged and care about




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attend for her. I did and got involved and became a member             their clients and work. What I would change would be the




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of the Planned Giving Committee. Through the WWBA, I also              public’s negative perception of the legal profession. I am




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became active in WEDC (the Women’s Enterprise Develop-                 proud to be member of two associations, the WWBA and




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    Westchester Women’s Bar Association New Members
    The Westchester Women’s Bar Association proudly welcomes our newest members:
            RACHEL BERLIN                     WANDA SMITH CAMPBELL, ESQ.                               BEVERLY MA, ESQ.
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     E-mail: kateblacker@yahoo.com                White Plains, New York 10603                       RA CHEL RELKIN, ESQ.
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    Westchester Women’s Bar Association News                                                                                                 Page 11
        WWBA Schedule of Upcoming Events
      COMMITTEE                                        DATE/TIME                                            PLACE                                                    TOPIC                                                     RSVP
    WWBA Board                                      11/7/07                                          The Bank of New York                                     Board Meeting                                           Dawn Arnold at
    Meeting                                         Light Supper &                                   701 Westchester Ave                                                                                              914-381-7400 if you are
                                                    Meeting                                          White Plains, NY                                                                                                 unable to attend
                                                    5:30-8:00 pm
    Taxation                                        11/13/07                                         Westchester                                              Tax Updates: For the                                    Susan Edwards
                                                    6:00-8:00pm                                      Community Foundation                                     Non-Tax Practitioner                                    914-948-5166 X26
                                                                                                     200 North Central Park
                                                                                                     Avenue, Hartsdale, NY


    WWBA General                                    11/28/07                                         NY Power Authority                                       Making the Most of                                      Linda Loscalzo, 914-
    Membership                                      5:30-8:00 p.m.                                   Jaguar Room                                              Discovery                                               385-1051 or
    Meeting                                         Cost: $40                                        123 Main Street                                                                                                  lloscalzo@mccarthyfing
                                                                                                     White Plains, NY                                                                                                 ar.com


        Other Upcoming Events
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      SPONSOR                                                DATE/TIME                                    PLACE                                                        TOPIC                                                   RSVP
      Westchester                                             11/15/07                               Westchester County                                            Views from the                                         Lisa Florio, Esq.
    County Pro Bono                                           2pm-4pm                                   Courthouse                                                Benches and the                                     @lflorio@courts.state.n
      Local Action                                                                                                                                                    Trenches                                        y.us or 914-824-5100

WWBA is a chapter of WBASNY which is an approved provider of CLE credit. Full and partial scholarships for CLE programs based
on financial need are available. For information on the guidelines and procedures for applying, please contact the person running
  the program. All requests are strictly confidential. All programs are for transitional credit unless the program states otherwise.
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                                                     Westchester Women’s
                                                         Bar Association
                                                    45 Knollwood Road, 3rd Floor
                                                      Elmsford, New York 10523
                                                           (914) 347-3662
                                                          www.wwbany.org

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIND THE WBASNY WEB PAGE
AT WWW.WBASNY.ORG.


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