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Prolific author Susan L. Pollet, former WWBA President, has published a work of fiction, available on Amazon, entitled Grey Divorce Support Group: From Pain to Peace. As noted by the editor, “Grey divorce, defined as a divorce for people over fifty years old, is a big issue right now as the rates of it are climbing. In this novel, the author reveals the main issues and causes of grey divorce through the vehicle of a fictional support group.” Best wishes to Susan for connecting with readers with this publication. Other titles available on Amazon by Susan L. Pollet include: Women in Crisis: Stories From The Edge; Through Walter’s Lens; Lessons in Survival: All About

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Interview of the Month

An Interview with 
Natanya L. Briendel

Susan L. Pollet

Chair of the Archive and Historian Committee

Q: You have been a long time member and contributor of the WWBA and of WBASNY.  Please tell us why you became involved originally, and what positions you have held.

A:  I joined the WWBA in 1994 shortly after moving from Brooklyn to Westchester.  At the time I had two small children and was not working as an attorney for the first time since graduating from law school.  I am very close with my cousin, Miriam Cyrulnick, a judge, who had always been very involved with the Kings County Women’s Bar Association.  I joined the WWBA at her suggestion.

      I have never looked back.  Initially I became involved with a Committee that was composed of other young parents.  By then I had started working part time at a local matrimonial firm and was learning how to juggle the sometimes conflicting demands of being a parent and working.  I always attended WWBA Board Meetings and after several years I was asked to Co-Chair the Domestic Violence Committee, a position I held for several years.  As time passed I was asked to serve on the Executive Committee where I have been privileged to act as Recording Secretary, Treasurer and am currently a Vice President.  This past year I was asked to co-chair the Legislation Committee for WBASNY where I am fortunate to be working with four other wonderful attorneys from around New York State. 

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President's Message

by Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith

It is very difficult for me to believe that my year as President of WWBA is nearly over. WWBA has accomplished a great deal this year, which is particularly remarkable in light of the absence of in-person events, as a result of the pandemic. While some of us have been able to work in our offices rather than being fully confined at home, the vast majority of us have had very little social contact, other than with our immediate families, for more than a year. The effect of Covid-19, and the limits on our movements and our personal interactions with others, has had an effect on our mental health, both individually and collectively. It is therefore appropriate for this to be the topic of my message this month, because May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

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