Rona Seider passed away on January 7, 2013. She was an attorney active in the New York State Women’s Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Hon. Joseph M. Serkes retired on January 31, 2013, after 20 years as the chief judge for the General District Courts in Virginia’s 24th Judicial Circuit.
Leo B. Schoffer, the managing partner of Schoffer Enterprises, was recognized on April 18, 2013, by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber with the John G. FitzPatrick and Redenia Gilliam-Mosee Community and Business Leadership Award. The award is given annually to recognize the most dynamic and influential individuals in the community.
Susan Mills Richmond joined ADP in Parsippany, NJ, as senior counsel. On June 12, 2013, she was inducted by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association as a chapter director for the board of directors of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.
Ilene Sherwyn Cooper, a partner at Farrell Fritz, was elected as the Suffolk County Bar Association representative to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates. She is serving a one-year term as of June 1, 2013. In June, she also was appointed to two New York State Bar Association committees: the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and the Committee on Professional Discipline. In August, she was recognized in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America. She was also featured in a “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services” story in the Aug. 2-8 edition of Long Island Business News.