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

Are you ready to make new friends, share experiences, ask for help,
and assist others?

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

Kim D. Ringler, Esq.

Kim D. Ringler, Esq.

Kim served as President of WLIB when it celebrated the organization’s 20 th anniversary in 1996. Her President’s Message in the program reflected on the changes for women practicing law in the decades prior to 1996. She stated that “WLIB has been an island of caring in an adversarial sea and a coherent voice for women who are lawyers in this county.” She described the days when WLIB started. At that time, women were only about 6% of all lawyers, job interviewers asked women applicants about birth control and childcare, and often employers prided themselves on hiring a single woman for their law firms.

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

Young Lawyers Corner

The Young Lawyers Committee of Women Lawyers in Bergen meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Each meeting is hosted by one of the members.

If anyone would like additional information including the location of the next meeting or are interested in joining the Committee, please contact Sarah Gloates Horta, Esq. at [email protected].

Sarah N. Gloates Horta

Women Lawyers in Bergen Upcoming Events:

Date/Time Event
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zumba with Sheila Genao - CANCELLED
Lucianna & Lucianna, Hackensack New Jersey
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet & Mingle
Forte Ristorante, Hackensack New Jersey
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
SWAG meeting
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annual Dinner and Swearing In
Seasons, Township Of Washington New Jersey