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Kennedy Space Center

Weekend Getaways by Amy S. Maclsaac, Esq At 5:12am on April 5th, a SpaceX Falcon launched, carrying a batch of Starlink satellites to space. We were able to see the rocket during our visit to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) the day prior to launch. After visiting the KSC, I have a new interest and […]

Before We Were Yours. Book Review

Before We Were Yours By Lisa Wingate Queenie and Briny ruled the Kingdom of Arcadia, a shanty boat on the Mississippi River in the 1930s. They, along with their children, Rill, Fern, Lark, Gabion and Camellia, called the Arcadia home. Briny built the Arcadia and the family lived a life of freedom and ease along […]

Beware of the Robot Revoluton

Beware of the Robot Revoluton: The Pessimistic Attorney’s Guide to Avoiding AI and Embracing Human Error and Inefficiency In the ever-changing landscape of the legal profession, it is important to recognize the enduring value of established practices. This article serves as insight on how to maintain traditionalism amidst the rise of Artificial Intelligence in our […]


This is my last President’s Message and I treasure the past two years of my presidency and the good work our organization has done. The theme for my presidency was “camaraderie.” I felt that the years of COVID had caused a distancing of us, and we needed to regroup and get to know each other […]

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 [...]