❑ Cassin & Cassin LLP, a law firm specializing in real estate, real estate finance and trusts and estates, announced the hiring of Michele A. Luzio as Counsel effective immediately. Ms. Luzio serves as Co-Chair of the WWBA’s Real Property Committee. She is based in the firm’s Purchase, New York office.
❑ Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV), the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services to those that cannot afford it in the seven counties of the lower and mid-Hudson Valley, was awarded a $1,200 grant by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc. The grant will support LSHV’s Housing Stability Program for Families in Westchester.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Kim Berg, Esq.
Every February our monthly Newsletter goes “red” for American Heart Month. As you may recall, this year I formed a Wellness Committee the focus of which is to provide access to educational information, seminars and events aimed at keeping us focused on starting and maintaining healthy habits, as well as promoting our mental and physical well-being.
I saw a post on social media a few days ago pertaining to mothers and the endless responsibilities they have – both in and out of the home. The message was clear: when a mother asks for help, says she is tired, looks to take a “break,” or wants a few minutes for herself, this does not mean that she is a selfish or no good mother incapable of child rearing or balancing her responsibilities. The expectations placed upon mothers are similar to the expectations placed on us as lawyers. I still find in 2019 that societal opinions can often lead to unfair judgments about our efforts to achieve work-life balance and even more so can lead us toward placing undue pressure on ourselves because we feel like if we cannot “do it all” we are failures.
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