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 region!



Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jazz in July: Commemorating the Stonewall Uprising

WHEN:   Sunday, July 21, 2019, 5pm -8pm

WHERE: Rivers Casino, Schenectady


We invite you to join In Our Own Voices’ annual Jazz in July Fundraiser on Sunday, July 21, 2019, 5 PM-8 PM at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, located at 1 Rush Street, Schenectady, NY. This event is comprised of live jazz music, hors-d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, and a live auction. Contributions raised at Jazz in July are designated to fund services and programs aimed at improving the quality of life for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) community in the Capital Region of Upstate New York.

See details here

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Schenectady City Court Human Trafficking Part Informational Luncheon

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12pm -1pm

WHERE: Schenectady County Courthouse, Courtroom #1

DETAILS:  Hon. Vito C. Caruso, in conjunction with Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler who leads the NYS Court System’s Office of Policy and Planning, have been exploring the creation of a dedicated human trafficking part in Schenectady City Court, serving those arrested for misdemeanor-level prostitution offenses in Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery Counties. Judge Heitler will be coming to Schenectady to meet with the Defense Bar to provide more details about how the part works as well as to gain feedback.

Lunch will be provided. The luncheon is open to any CDWBA member interested in attending.

RSVP to Joanne B. Haelen at