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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Mark your calendar! Team Orbach assembles again on Sunday, October 16, 2016 to join with the American Cancer Society for this annual event. While the hills on this walk can be a challenge, we've always made it to the finish line together. 

Hope you can join us! More information here.

Member NEWS

❑ Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP is pleased to announce that Annette G. Hasapidis has joined the firm as Of Counsel and Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group. Ms. Hasapidis focuses her practice in the area of civil appellate litigation and strategic trial consultation in complex civil litigation for clients before state and federal trial courts in New York and Connecticut. She has extensive appellate experience, as she has appeared on more than 320 appeals. Ms. Hasapidis has also served as a court-appointed guardian at the Appellate Division level. While Ms. Hasapidis continues to maintain a successful solo practice serving clients in both New York and Connecticut, she is joining Bleakley Platt to address the needs of corporate clients in the appellate arena who typically require the added support of a full-service law firm.



Interview of the Month

An Interview 
Robin Carton

by Susan L. Pollet
Chair of the Archive
and Historian Committee

Q.  Tell us when you first became involved with the WWBA and why?

A. It feels like I have always been involved with and committed to the WWBA, but it was my dear friend Lonya Gilbert who inspired and encouraged me to take a more active role.  My participation blossomed into leadership positions and that route has truly changed my life.  I am so honored to be on the list of Past Presidents of the WWBA, as I regard these women as truly outstanding role models.

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President's Message

by Susan Edwards Colson, Esq.

The Westchester Women’s Bar Association is committed to fostering an environment where women thrive as lawyers, community members, mentors and, ultimately, leaders.  As we move through fall and into the 2016 presidential election, we might pause to reflect on the achievements of women, particularly local women, of the past. In September, we devoted our general membership meeting to issues surrounding voting.  No small issue when we stop to think about the significance the ability to vote has for women’s rights.  Many thanks to co-chairs, Joelle Burton and Alayne Katz, who assembled a panel of speakers and administered an ongoing voter registration program, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters established program. I signed up and will spend a few hours registering voters at Pace Law School. 

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