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Nominations are due by
April 22, 2019

Member NEWS

The first novel of WWBA Past President, Susan L. Pollet, entitled, “Lessons in Survival: All About Amos,” has been published by Adelaide Publishing and is avail-able on Amazon. It is an inspirational work of creative non-fiction. A book reading is scheduled for May 30, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Poets House located in Tribeca, NY. Free admission.

❑ Kimberly C. Sheehan, Esq., WWBA Board Member and Co-Chair of both the Litigation and Judicial Screening Committees, has joined Fullerton Beck, LLP in their White Plains office as Of Counsel. Fullerton Beck, LLP specializes in insurance defense litigation with a focus on Labor Law.

❑ Justice Mark C. Dillon of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and member of the WWBA, has been selected by Thomson-Reuters Publishers to be an author of the CPLR Practice Commentaries in future volumes and supplements of McKinney's. Dillon will write the Practice Commentaries in addition to Prof. Patrick Connors of Albany Law School and retired Prof. Vincent Alexander of St. John's Law School, who will collectively divide all articles of the CPLR for comments and observations.


Interview of the Month

An Interview with 

Susan L. Pollet

Chair of the Archive and Historian Committee

Q: Why did you become a member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association?

A: I come from a family of female lawyers, including my mother and both grandmothers, and decided to become a lawyer myself.  I returned to New York a few years ago and then took a leap professionally to work in finance.  While I work as a financial representative at Strategies for Wealth, I still have an interest in staying connected to the legal community.  This past winter, while preparing to attend the WWBA’s Annual Holiday Party, I learned from my Dad that his mother, Hon. Barbara Kaiser, was a founding member of the WWBA. Although he did not know the founders are called Founding Mothers, he clearly remembers his mother’s friend, respected colleague and fellow Founding Mother, Sandy (the Hon. Sondra M. Miller).  Amazingly, after this connection became known at the party, attendees sought me out to recount their experiences appearing before my Grandma.  She and I had a special connection because, like her, I had attended Wellesley College, where I had majored in Psychology.  Hearing the stories during the party, I got to know a side of her I had not personally known.  As I met members and learned more about the Association, I quickly realized that the WWBA is a wonderful organization of strong, intelligent, capable women supporting each other in their professional lives while promoting many causes important to women.  I feel a strong connection to the group and a powerful desire to participate in it.  I now hold two co-chair positions, on the Awards and Sponsorship Committees.  The Awards Committee allows our organization to highlight some of our members who go above and beyond.  It is empowering to help recognize women who are having a professional impact on the community.  Lastly, I am also a State Director, where I have the special opportunity to represent our group on a state level. It is quite the honor.  I know my grandmother would be proud of both me and how the WWBA has grown and evolved into what it is today.

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President's Message

by Kim Berg, Esq.

“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone . . . and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.”

~ Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

      Have you ever been positively impacted by one (or more than one) person in your personal and/or professional life who has influenced you in making a major life decision? Have you ever been exposed to a career path or job opportunity because of a suggestion made by another person?  Have you ever been encouraged to seek a position, paid or volunteer, that is beyond your comfort zone but due encouragement from another person you opened your mind to reaching for that opportunity?

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