Women Lawyers in Bergen (WLIB)

We are a dynamic community committed to educating, advocating, networking, and supporting women in the legal profession, located in Bergen County, NJ

of Women Lawyers in Bergen

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Women Lawyers in Bergen in Action

Jean Robertson Scholarship Fund

Jean Robertson Scholarship Fund

WLIB created and funded the Jean Robertson Scholarship Fund which in the last 35 years has given yearly $2500 scholarships to deserving female law students, totaling over $100,000.

Meet and Mingle with your Elected Female Officials

WLIB hosts “Meet and Mingle with your Elected Female Officials” yearly for last 40 years where our membership networks with state and local female state senators, assemblywomen, county commissioners and mayors,

Susan Lucianna Breast Cancer Fund

Susan Lucianna Breast Cancer Fund

We have begun partnering with the Susan Lucianna Breast Cancer Fund, a local non profit helping breast cancer patients with quality of life needs. We hosted a RALLY AGAINST BREAST CANCER last October outside the courthouse which raised over $7500 for the charity.

Law Clerks’ Reception & Luncheon

WLIB hosts a reception every fall for the BERGEN COUNTY judges, law clerks and membership so everyone can get to know each other.

Donations to the Shelter

WLIB passionately gathers generous donations for the shelter during the holiday season, spreading warmth and hope to those in need.

WLIB Member spotlight

Linda Spiegel

Linda F. Spiegel, Esq.

Linda F. Spiegel, Esq. is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Boston University School of Law. She is a Past President of Women Lawyers in Bergen County (WLIB), a past Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA), is Editor-in-Chief of the WLIB Newsletter and Editor of the NJAPM (New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators) Newsletter and a Past Editor-in-Chief of the BCBA’s Bergen Barrister. She was founder of the Jean Robertson Women Lawyers Scholarship Foundation, Inc. together with Judge Koblitz, and a founder of SWAG, Seasoned Women’s Attorney Group of WLIB. She is currently on the Board of NJAPM and on the Executive Committee of the Marie Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court

Women Lawyers in Bergen 2022-23 Officers

  • Diane Lucianna
    Diane Lucianna PRESIDENT
  • Tamra Katcher
    Tamra Katcher VICE PRESIDENT
  • Sheila O’Shea Criscione
    Sheila O’Shea Criscione TREASURER
  • Helene Herbert
    Helene Herbert Secretary
  • Victoria Pekerman
    Victoria Pekerman Immediate Past President

WLIB Announcements

Congratulations to the Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz (Ret.) who was selected for inclusion in the 2023 list of “Mentors” by the New Jersey Law Journal as part of its New Jersey Legal Awards 2023.

We are also pleased to congratulate the Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz, P.J.A.D (Ret.) , on being named the 2023-2025 President of The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court.

Women Lawyers in Bergen Upcoming Events:

Date/Time Event
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Understanding & Circumventing the Sovereign Citizen Movement
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
SWAG Holiday Meeting
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WLIB Board Meeting via Zoom