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Our very own Jennifer Robinson, Corresponding Secretary, delivered Juliet Celine Guzman on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 7:31 a.m. Baby Juliet weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and is 19.5 inches long. Warm congratulations to Jen, Jason, and the newest WWBA member-in-waiting.

❑ Wendy Marie Weathers, Esq. has recently been added as partner at Clair Gjertsen & Weathers PLLC, a defense firm headquartered in White Plains. Practice areas include real estate, bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant disputes, wills & estates, and civil litigation. The firm represents individuals and businesses in the New York metro area, Long Island, Hudson Valley, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Wendy brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience representing both institutional lenders and borrowers in all aspects of the mortgage banking industry and residential foreclosures. She also currently serves as the President of the Westchester County Bar Association. WWBA congratulates Wendy on this partnership position and her enthusiastic welcome at Clair Gjertsen & Weathers PLLC, and we wish her well. 

Kathy Marks has become General Counsel to the New York State Department of Health. WWBA congratulates Kathy on this terrific appointment, and we wish her well.

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Interview of the Month

An Interview with 
Katie Wendle

Susan L. Pollet

Chair of the Archive and Historian Committee

Q: When and why did you become involved in the WWBA?

A: As a Westchester native, I returned to the area after attending law school with few legal connections.  While I had interned locally, my network in the area was limited.  I hoped to get involved in a local bar association for networking and to meet members of the local legal community.

      After joining the organization in 2015, I volunteered at the Holiday Party with the hope of meeting legal professionals.  This hope materialized, and I met a member, Elizabeth Marcus, who was active in the New Lawyers’ Committee.  As a result, I decided to attend the Committee’s annual event, where Elizabeth graciously introduced me to number of people.  There, I expressed an interest in getting more involved with WWBA.  As it turned out, the New Lawyers’ Committee was seeking a co-chair. I quickly became co-chair of New Lawyers’ which paved my way to becoming a more involved member of the organization. I started attending the monthly board meetings and other WWBA events.

      I remain an active member because I enjoy my time working with WWBA, and because the organization has and continues to expand my legal network to include many legal professionals whom I respect, but would not have met but for my participation in WWBA. 

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President's Message

by Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith

March is Women’s History Month. WWBA does not limit our work in support of women to March, but rather, we celebrate Women, Children and Families throughout the year, as exemplified in our Mission Statement: “The mission of the WWBA is to promote justice for all, regardless of sex; to advance the social, economic and legal status for women through the law; to expand opportunities for women and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession.” We must each find a way to celebrate Women’s History Month during March (for example, attend one of WWBA’s programs), and I ask you also to find a way this month to champion the rights of all persons who have been and continue to be unfairly treated in our country.

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