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

  • 2016 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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  • Collaborative Divorce: What is it and Why do it?

    Come learn about Collaborative Law, its history and how it is practiced here in the Capital District.  This CLE provides an introduction to the Collaborative Process and provides insight on how a Collaborative Divorce differs from a more traditional divorce. … Read More

  • CDWBA Board Meeting

    October meeting of the CDWBA Board of Directors

  • CLE: Best Practices for Working with NYS Administrative Law

    In conjunction with New York State Bar Association, the Attorneys in Public Service Committee is hosting a CLE focusing on best practices in administrative law. Two panels comprised of Administrative Law Judges and practicing attorneys will discuss how to best … Read More