❑ WWBA State Director and Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Janeen M. Thomas has recently been added as a Partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, a national law firm with more than 40 specialties and a multitude of sub-specialties. She is based out of their New York office, where her practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation and miscellaneous professional liability matters.
❑ 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.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith
It is April now, flowers are emerging, birds are singing, and those of us who like to garden are hoping that the last hard freeze is behind us (though as I type these words there is still snow on the ground, so my words are hopeful rather than actual). The Jewish celebration of Passover has begun, it ends April 4, which happens to be Easter in most Christian churches in the United States, with Greek Orthodox Easter falling on April 19, whereas Russian Orthodox Easter will be on May 2. Ramadan begins April 12 and lasts to May 12.
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