New leader of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association hails ‘incredible diversity’ in borough

New Queens County Women’s Bar Association President Ravi Cattry celebrates the borough’s diversity in a message to the organization’s members. (Photo courtesy of QCWBA)

Kew Gardens attorney Ravi Cattry became president of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association in June with a promise to continue focusing on the organization’s membership and how it can further 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, spousal maintenance, and equitable distribution.

“My goal for my first year as president is to focus on providing our members with resources to allow them to flourish professionally,” she wrote to the group’s members. “The QCWBA has members who are at all stages of their careers, and I want to ensure that whether our members are starting their careers, have established careers, or are getting ready to leave the profession, they can turn to the QCWBA for the information and connections to address their needs.”

Cattry noted that the organization has a strong history of leadership focusing on a host of key issues important to the membership, especially in Queens where nearly half of the population was born outside the United States.

“My focus is also on bringing resources and information to our community,” Cattry wrote. “As an immigrant myself and working with immigrant clients, I recognize the importance of ensuring that clients have a better understanding of the justice system. The knowledge of their rights and how the court process works will empower our Queens community.”

Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world where more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken.

“The best part of leading in the great county of Queens is the incredible diversity of our borough. I want to celebrate our diversity because experiencing different cultures helps is grow and become better people and lawyers,” Cattry concluded. “In fulfilling these goals, I want to hear from our members about their ideas, their needs, and the issues that matter to 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 Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York where she is co-chair of the Equal Opportunity in the Profession Committee.

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