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Dec 2016/Jan 2017 edition.

Meet the Officers of the WWBA:
A Night of Networking

On September 28, 2016, the New Lawyers, Networking, and Membership Committees presented, “Meet the Officers of the WWBA: A Night of Networking.”  A very big thank you to UBS, and in particular Cristina DeBrito, Michael Guild, and Eric Berger, who in participation with the WWBA, helped present the event.

Member NEWS

❑ WWBA member Elizabeth Shollenberger was appointed to a ten year term as a full-time judge on the White Plains City Court. She took the bench as of January 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment, she was in solo practice in White Plains, focusing on landlord-tenant law, family and matrimonial law, and representing consumers. The lion’s share of her career was spent representing indigent clients in civil matters, first through Bronx Legal Services (1988-2003), then through Queens Legal Services (2003-2009). She also taught at New York Law School and at N.Y.U. School of Law. She is a 1978 graduate of Princeton University and a 1981 graduate of Yale Law School. 



Interview of the Month

An Interview with 
Honorable Lawrence H. Ecker

by Susan L. Pollet
Chair of the Archive
and Historian Committee

Q: You have been a member of the WWBA for some time. What prompted to you join?

A: I recognize the great strides that have been made as more women became attorneys and judges in Westchester County. I have always been supportive of such efforts. When I began practicing in 1972, there were but a handful of women. I am respectful of the balancing act required of professional women with family responsibilities. My wife of 48 years, Lynne Spector-Ecker (I stress the hyphen), has worked throughout our marriage, while being the very active CEO and general manager of our household and family.

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President's Message

by Susan Edwards Colson, Esq.

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2016 has drawn to a close. Of course, the start of a new year gives us time to reflect on successes from the past and anticipate the future. I once had a friend who was part of a military family, which meant that every few years she moved.  I, who lived in the same house, same neighborhood, same school my entire childhood, wondered about all those moves and what they meant to her.  She said, “I always think to myself: Who do I want to be this time? The “fun” kid? The “good girl”? Or maybe the “creative one?”  I get a chance to put everything aside and try on a new me.”  I always think of her and what a great perspective she had toward change.  After all, who doesn’t love a fresh start?

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Renew now and stay part of our dynamic network! Your WWBA membership is June 1 - May 31. 

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