President's Message - March 2023
by Elizabeth Z. Marcus
I am thrilled to report that the Westchester Women’s Bar Association not only achieved but also exceeded its membership goal of reaching 400 members who joined or renewed their membership between October 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we successfully maintained our voting status and number of delegates as the second largest chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. A special thank you to our wonderful Membership Committee co-chairs, Sherry Bishko and Joanna Tulman, who led us in reaching our goal. Your hard work and dedication is recognized and greatly appreciated!
Not only have we increased our membership numbers, but also we continue to expand our presence in the legal community. February brought several programs in which we collaborated with other affinity bar associations. On February 7, 2023, the Westchester Women’ Bar Association’s Real Property Committee presented a CLE in collaboration with the Westchester County Bar Association titled, “The Emerging Legal Cannabis Industry in New York: What Real Estate Practitioners Need to Know.” On February 8, 2023, our Grievance/ Ethics and Corporate and Commercial Law Committees presented an Ethics CLE co-sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association, the White Plains Bar Association, the Yonkers Bar Association, the Hudson Valley Hispanic Bar Association, and the Westchester Black Bar Association. On February 27, 2023, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association co-sponsored a Black History Month Event with the Westchester Black Bar Association, Black Law Students Association, White Plains-Greenburgh NAACP, and the NYS Judicial Institute. Additionally, on February 16, 2023, the WWBA’s Mentor, Matrimonial and Families, Children and the Courts Committees presented a CLE at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University titled, “Family/ Matrimonial Law Overview: Diverse Perspectives From Current Practitioners.”
With March now upon us, in celebration of Women’s History Month, I say thank you to our members for all that you have done and continue to do for the WWBA. I am humbled and in awe of each one of you and your contributions to the success of this organization. You lift me up and I hope that we continue to lift each other up. We are the WWBA!