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

Laura Sutnick Esq BCBA President

Congratulations to Laura Sutnick, Esq. on becoming the BCBA President

Laura is the new president of the Bergen County Bar Association. This is a lengthy commitment taking many years from serving as a trustee, then ascending through all the officer positions, to finally becoming the President of the Association. Laura expressed that it is important to be a part of the ‘trade groups’ for our profession. Both BCBA and WLIB are important parts of the legal community. Laura expressed that an essential part of the membership and belonging/attending these groups is the social side of our profession as well as meeting lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.

Women Lawyers in Bergen 2024-26 Officers

  • Tamra Katcher
    Tamra Katcher PRESIDENT
  • Sheila O’Shea Criscione
    Sheila O’Shea Criscione Vice President
  • Helene Herbert
    Helene Herbert TREASURER
  • Erica Fields
    Erica Fields Secretary
  • Diane Lucianna
    Diane Lucianna 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
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Board meeting
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
SWAG Meeting (in person)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WLIB Golf Clinics
River Vale Country Club, River Vale New Jersey
All Day
Law Clerks Luncheon
Bergen County Courthouse, Hackensack New Jersey

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