Larchmont lawyers feted by Pace Women’s Justice Center

Attorneys Rita K. Gilbert and Lonya A. Gilbert from the Larchmont law firm of Hyman and Gilbert will be honored this Thursday at the 13th annual “Celebration of Justice for Women” fundraising dinner for the law school’s Pace Women’s Justice Center, which offers legal services to domestic violence and elder abuse victims.

Rita Gilbert will receive the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award, which honors a member of the community who has demonstrated a commitment to helping disenfranchised women obtain equal access to the legal system. Lonya Gilbert will receive the Gail Katz Memorial Award, named in memory of 26 year-old Gail Katz who was murdered by her husband in 1985. 

The keynote speaker will be appellate attorney Annette Hasapidis, who will share her story as a domestic violence survivor. Also at the dinner, Pace law student Jessica Wolff will receive the Center’s first-ever Justice for Women Award for her commitment to domestic violence issues and public interest law.

The dinner and silent auction will be held at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown starting at 6:00 p.m. For reservations or more information about the dinner, call Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.