❑ Congratulations to past president Kim Berg. The Board of Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has selected Kim Berg to serve as Magistrate Judge, part time, for a term of four years. As part time Magistrate Judge, Ms. Berg will assist District Judges with criminal matters pertaining to several federal enclaves. She will assume the seat occupied by Magistrate Judge Martin R. Goldberg, who will retire in September 2022, after 30 years of service.
❑ On May 5, 2022, Dolores Gebhardt, Esq., a Partner at Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP, was inducted as President of the Westchester County Bar Association at its 122nd Annual Banquet. Dolores is the first person ever to have served as President of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, President of the White Plains Bar Association, and now President of the Westchester County Bar Association. Dolores gave a vibrant speech outlining her motivation for the year ahead, centered around a theme of unification among attorneys, who are no doubt “stronger together.” She also took time to recognize her family and three mentors, all of whom were present, and one of whom, our revered WWBA founding member, the Honorable Sondra M. Miller, administered the oath of office. The WWBA extends our heartfelt congratulations to Dolores, as well as our confidence in her leadership, as she takes the helm of the WCBA.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Amanda C. Fried
My obsession with Hamilton should be no secret by now, nor should my tendency toward insomnia. So, one night as I lie awake obsessing about the atrocities in the Ukraine, and the Bucha massacre in particular, the line from Act II “who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” kept replaying in my head.
As my WWBA presidency draws to a close, friends and colleagues have asked me whether the work of the past year has been worth it. The answer is always a resounding yes. I love the WWBA – its people, its purpose, its future – and all I have wanted, to borrow from Eliza Hamilton, is to be a part of the narrative. And, as our WBASNY liaison recently said, making a contribution and feeling a sense of belonging to a mission brought me joy.
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