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❑ Congratulations to WWBA Founding Member, the Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who is the recipient of the Pioneering Award for her outstanding contributions to the practice of matrimonial law. The award will be presented at the Annual 2015 Divorce Catalyst Interdisciplinary Conference in New York City.

❑ Congratulations to the Hon. Janet DiFiore, WWBA Board Member and Larry McElroen, Sr. Vice President, Sterling National Bank, the WWBA Diamond Sponsor, who are being honored by the Pace Women’s Justice Center at its Making a DifferenceAnnual Benefit Dinner on October 28th. 


Interview of the Month

An Interview  with 
Michele Bermel

Q:  You have been a practitioner of matrimonial and family law for many years in Westchester County.  Tell us about how your career has evolved.

A:  After graduating from law school in 1979, I was hired by the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York in the Family Court Division, where I prosecuted juvenile delinquents and tried paternity and support cases.  This created my initial tie to the Family Court where I appeared daily on those issues.  I subsequently moved to Westchester County and joined the staff of the County Attorney’s Office, again in the Family Court Division.  

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President's Message

To mark the six-month midpoint of his encampment at the International Space Station, Astronaut Scott Kelly did a Q&A on Twitter.  He answered questions from curious social media users, who learned that you can still have allergies in space, the internet connection is more like dial-up, and “there’s no such thing as laundry when you’re orbiting the planet.” 

I’m only three months into my Presidency.  In case you were wondering, I don’t have allergies and I have high-speed internet service, but I do subscribe to the motto “there’s no such thing as laundry” when you’re President of the WWBA. 

A year must be a long, lonely time to be in space, but the WWBA Presidency is whizzing by at galactic speed.  So much has happened in this organization of doers!  

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