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San Francisco and Northern California

Weekend Getaways by Amy S. Maclsaac, Esq. After our trip last fall to Las Vegas, my mother and I headed back out West to Northern California. We took a week-long trip this September as part of a tour of San Francisco and the Yosemite Valley. If you don’t mind a long flight and time change, [...]

Scotty’s Bar & Grill

Restaurant Review By: Kathleen A. Hart, Esq. Scotty’s Bar & Grill: 172 Piermont Road, Cresskill, NJ 07626 (201) 222-1100 As many know, my husband would rather eat something between two pieces of bread than a fancy meal. As we tend to go to the same places, when I heard there was a new restaurant in […]

Meet Justice Rachel Wainer Apter

On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Tamra Katcher, Helene Herbert and I had the honor of meeting with Justice Rachel Wainer Apter at her Newark chambers. A youthful pretty woman came to the door with her hand out and a smile on her face and said “Hello, I’m Rachel” and we were at […]

I, Alex Cross. Book Review.

I, Alex Cross By James Paterson Power and greed are never a good combination and that is surely the case in this James Patterson book. This book is the 16th in the 30-book series by Patterson featuring his character Dr. Alex Cross, DC Metro Police Homicide Detective and FBI profiler. Alex Cross is living with […]


I am very satisfied with the events we have had in the past few months. The Tribute to Our Founders which was held in October at Fresh and Fancy Farms was a beautiful event in a beautiful setting. The mums were brightly colored, the tables were outside, the wine was flowing, the pizza oven was warm and inviting and the company was terrific. Retired Judge Marguerite Simon was one of the guests of honor. She was the first elected president of Women Lawyers in Bergen in 1977 and was honored by our group. Several other original founders and members were there whom we recognized and honored. It was a nice night for original members such as Hedy Grant, Lorraine Abraham, Retired Judge Lois Lipton as well as many prior WLIB presidents.

Kim D. Ringler, Esq.

Kim served as President of WLIB when it celebrated the organization’s 20th anniversary in 1996. Her President’s Message in the program reflected on the changes for women practicing law in the decades prior to 1996.

Gayle D. Hargrove

Gayle D. Hargrove Recipient of the WLIB Lifetime Achievement Award By Kelly Castor, Esq. On Jun 20, 2023, at the joint WLIB and BCBA Diversity in the Profession Award Dinner, Gayle Denise Hargrove was presented with the Women Lawyers in Bergen Lifetime Achievement Award. Gayle is the first ever recipient of this award. For the [...]

America’s Historic Triangle in Virginia

Weekend Getaways by Amy S. Maclsaac, Esq. It was the dog days of August with only a few weeks left before school started so my family and I headed to America’s Historic Triangle in Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The trip is a 6-7 hour drive down I-95, depending on how many pit [...]


By: Carmela L. Novi, Esq. For your information, helpful websites: www.njleg.state.nj.us/ the New Jersey Legislature’s site; enables you to find bills by subject and track where any proposed bill is in the process. www.judiciary.state.nj.us/ the New Jersey judiciary site; includes a legislative news site that lists new laws by subject (e.g., family, criminal), bills on […]

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 […]

Recipes for a Home Luau

By: Kathleen A. Hart, Esq.. This summer simply went by and I am sad to say, we did not dine out much. Likely a combination of the weather, vacation and my husband’s broken foot. Long story, moral is don’t kick a car while wearing crocs as it does not end well. However, I did manage to put together a small sixtieth birthday for the big guy for a few friends and family. Here are some of the recipes I served, and I hope you enjoy!

Fahrenheit 451 book review

Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Hello Book Lovers! Summer is always a time for me to read LOTS of books. I have read many over these warm, somewhat lazy days. My favorite time to read is on the beach with my toes in the sand. So the question was what to review for you this […]