A Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
~ Westchester District Attorney
nominated to serve as the next
of the New York State Court of Appeals ~
It is with great pride that we announce that Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore, our beloved Westchester Women's Bar Association member, has been nominated by Governor Cuomo to serve as the next Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
We congratulate her on this well-deserved honor and are confident that the Judiciary of the State of New York will be enhanced by her leadership.
~~~~~❑ Jackie Hattar has been announced as one the nineteen 2015 Honorees for the Fifth Annual Women in Business Awards. 914INC, a publication related to Westchester Magazine, is presenting the honorees at a luncheon on November 20, 2015 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at Doubletree by Hilton, Tarrytown, NY. The Awards celebrate Westchester County’s Top Female Executives, Entrepreneurs, Government, and Non-Profit Leaders. The keynote speaker is Erica Hill, co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend TODAY.
❑ Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, Marcia Levy, who was named as one of the “Lawyers Who Lead” in the October 14, 2015, edition of the New York Law Journal. Marcia Levy is the Executive Director of the Pro Bono Partnership, a tri-state group that recruits volunteer attorneys to help non-profit organizations.
❑ Patricia Angley received a Healthcare Management certificate in Public Health from Fordham University. She received the certificate from our own Mary Beth Morrissey, PhD, MPH, JD, and Faculty Director of the Health Care Management Certificate Program in Public Health, Palliative Care and Long Term Care at Fordham.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
Hon. David Everett, J.C.C.
Interviewed by Susan L. Pollet
Q. Tell us why you joined the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. We are appreciative that you did!
A. Although I was always aware of WWBA’s existence and the programs that it conducts, it was shortly before I became a County Court Judge candidate that I decided to join. Frankly, I had not known that there were male members of the organization until that time. When I attended law school in the mid-1970s, my class was only 20% women, as opposed to over 50% female enrollment in American law schools today. Although much has changed for the better since that time, there are still challenges to women members of the bar that are gender related. I felt that by joining the WWBA, I could demonstrate my solidarity with my sisters in the legal profession – and get to attend some excellent programs and functions, too.
New Year, New You – the internet is replete with ways to start off the new year by taking charge of your fitness, health, nutrition, organization, and money management. The promise of a clean slate – a second (or third) chance – is hugely appealing and deceptively convincing. In truth, statistics and our personal histories have shown that, by the time you read this Newsletter, you will probably have made your New Year’s resolutions and broken them already – 92% of us do. But, failing to meet our planned objective does not mean that we have lost the battle or the war. The true lesson in setting and trying to achieve goals is experiencing failure and using that failure as an opportunity to learn, adjust, and make a better and more satisfying life
Last chance to renew for 2015-16!