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Elected 2017-18 WWBA Slate

Proposed 2017-18 WBASNY Slate

Meet the Officers of the WWBA:
A Night of Networking

On September 28, 2016, the New Lawyers, Networking, and Membership Committees presented, “Meet the Officers of the WWBA: A Night of Networking.”  A very big thank you to UBS, and in particular Cristina DeBrito, Michael Guild, and Eric Berger, who in participation with the WWBA, helped present the event.

Member NEWS

Jacqueline Hattar, who is a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP, and co-chair of the WWBA’s Diversity Committee, has been chosen as a Diversity Champion by the Westchester County and Fairfield County business journals. Ms. Hattar and 39 other business leaders in the Westchester and Fairfield County communities were honored for their extraordinary leadership qualities, ongoing commitment to personal and professional development, and outstanding accomplishments in their business sectors. Ms. Hattar was profiled in the December 19, 2016 edition of the Westchester/Fairfield County Business Journals and will be honored at a luncheon hosted by the publisher on April 4, 2017.


Interview of the Month

An Interview with 
Hon. Susan Cacace

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

Q:  Please tell us about your legal career prior to becoming a Judge, and then after.

A. Upon my 
graduation from Pace University School of Law in 1989, I was hired by then Westchester County District Attorney, Carl A.Vergari and began my 14-year career as a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney.  Upon joining the office, I worked in the office’s Motions and Appeals Division, where I researched and drafted appeals and motions, thus gaining a detailed understanding of the law and preparing me for the transition to the courtroom.  I spent several years in what is commonly referred to as “local court,” where I prosecuted misdemeanor crimes, trying more than 150 jury and non-jury trials.  Thereafter, I was transferred to the Grand Jury Bureau where I investigated and presented hundreds of violent and non-violent felony cases to grand juries.  Finally, I was assigned to the Superior Court Trial Division, where I litigated over 20 felony jury and non-jury trials to verdict.

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President's Message

by Susan Edwards Colson, Esq.

One of the best single professional decisions a lawyer can make is to join and become active in the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. After moving to Westchester in the early 2000’s I was trying to get established and therefore looking for a meaningful network.  After several unrelated events and informal discussions, women who I admired suggested to me that I should “join the WWBA.” I took their suggestions to heart and joined.  Their statements of encouragement have resulted in my involvement now for almost 20 years. Their viewpoint spread a message to me that joining was an important act and even an act of critical importance.  As it has turned out, their encouragement to join the WWBA has brought me here to serve as president with a long history of prior service in various capacities and, importantly, many lasting friendships.

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Renew now and stay part of our dynamic network! Your WWBA membership is June 1 - May 31. 

WWBA Membership Renewal for 2016-17

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