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❑ 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. 

Congratulations to WWBA member Carol Swidler, Esq. who on October 18, 2018, received the Joseph F. Gagliardi Award for Excellence. The award recognizes outstanding non-judicial employees in the Ninth Judicial District for their out-standing service to the public and dedication to the administra-tion of justice. Ms. Swidler, who serves as Supervising Court Attorney-Referee in the Matrimonial Part of the Westchester Su-preme and County Courts, was selected as one of two recipients for this year’s Award. The Honorable Kathie E. Davidson, Ad-ministrative Judge, Ninth Judicial District presided over the cer-emony. Ms. Swidler was introduced by the Honorable Alan D. Scheinkman, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second De-partment. 


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Interview of the Month

An Interview with 
Hon. Mary H. Smith

Susan L. Pollet

Chair of the Archive and Historian Committee


Q: When did you become a member of the WWBA and why?

A: I started going to meetings in 1985 and membership followed.  Joining the WWBA, for me, was (and still is) a must for women attorneys. It provided information, support, and important networking contacts. Through the WWBA I met lifelong friends and colleagues. Valued colleagues today are Judges Joan Lefkowitz (JSC), Linda S. Jamieson (JSC), and Terry Jane Ruderman (JSC and former President of the White Plains Bar Association) who were early members.  Without the benefit of WWBA meetings, I would never have met some of my closest friends, Sandra Forster (Ret. Greenburgh Town Court Justice and former President of the White Plains Bar Association), Judge Ingrid Braslow (Ret. Family Court Judge and former President of the White Plains Bar Association), and Melinda Bass (WWBA delegate, strong advocate, defender of women attorneys and lifelong feminist, now deceased).  Every single one of us owes a great debt to Hon. Sondra M. Miller (Ret. JSC, Appellate Division, Second Department and former President of the WWBA) who was always there to give advice and encouragement.

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President's Message

by Kim Berg, Esq.


“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”

      ~ Brian Tracy, Author

      Certainly a fitting quote for the month of November in which our Thanksgiving holiday falls and, even more so, a fitting quote for us as attorneys, judges and law students.  In our profession, we are continually striving to achieve something bigger and better for the clients who come before us and who we represent, as well as in the work we do with the WWBA to promote justice for all, regardless of sex, advance the social, economic and legal status of women through the law, and raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession. 

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