Welcome to CDWBA

Welcome to the website for the Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA), a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Founded in 1978, the CDWBA is more than 350 members strong. Private practitioners, judges, government attorneys, court officials, in-house counsel, and law students are welcome. Associate membership is offered to non-attorneys in law-related professions, including paralegals.

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  • Events & CLE Opportunities Outside of the CDWBA

    The CDWBA works to help spread the word for other similar organizations when they are hosting events and CLE opportunities that may be of interest to our membership.  Please check back often to see what is going on around the … Read More


    Below is a list of job postings throughout the Capital Region and beyond. The listings are in order of posting to the website (most recent at top); however, listings outside the Capital Region appear at the end. If you know … Read More

  • 2015 CDWBA Judicial Candidate Questionnaire

    The Capital District Women’s Bar Association has a long history of screening and rating judicial candidates seeking elected positions.  Our goals are to educate our members and the public on the qualifications of individuals seeking judicial office, and to obtain … Read More

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  • Representing Victims of Domestic Violence in Family Court

    Join the Domestic Violence Legal Training Coalition for a training on representing Domestic Violence clients on Friday, May 6, 2016. The training is free for attorneys accepting pro bono clients, and lunch is included. CLE credits: 6 1/2 hours transitional … Read More

  • WBASNY Pre-Lobby Day Informal Dinner

    If you plan on attending, please let Linda Johnson know by email!!

  • WBASNY Lobby Day

    This year’s Lobby Day will focus on support for the following legislation: Strengthen Enforcement by Contempt in Supreme Court (A.7253/S.5189) Lavern’s Law (A.285-A/S.6596) DREAM Act (A.4311-A.S.1251)