Queens County Women’s Bar Association’s new leader hails ‘incredible diversity’ in borough – QNS.com
New Queens County Women’s Bar Association President Ravi Cattry celebrates the borough’s diversity in a message to members of the organization. (Photo courtesy of QCWBA)
Kew Gardens barrister Ravi Cattry became president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association in June with a promise to continue to focus on the membership of the organization and how it can better serve the borough. Cattry is a partner at Vreeburg & Cattry PLLC on Queens Boulevard, where she specializes in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including child support, custody, alimony and equitable distribution.
“My goal for my first year as president is to focus on providing resources to our members to enable them to grow professionally,” she wrote to group members. “AQWBA has members who are at all stages of their careers, and I want to ensure that whether our members are starting their careers, have an established career, or are about to leave the profession, they can turn to AQWBA for information and connections to meet their needs.
Cattry noted that the organization has a long history of leadership focusing on a host of key issues important to members, particularly in Queens where nearly half the population was born outside the United States.
“My goal is also to bring resources and information to our community,” Cattry wrote. “As an immigrant myself and working with immigrant clients, I recognize the importance of ensuring clients have a better understanding of the justice system. Knowing their rights and how the legal process works will strengthen our community in Queens.
Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world where over 200 languages and dialects are spoken.
“The best part of leading in greater Queens County is the incredible diversity of our borough. I want to celebrate our diversity because experiencing different cultures helps us grow and become better people and lawyers,” Cattry concluded. “To achieve these goals, I want to hear from our members about their ideas, their needs and the issues that concern them.
The Pace Law School graduate served as a legal intern at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Cattery is also a member of the New York State Women’s Bar Association, where she serves as co-chair of the Equal Opportunity in the Profession Committee.