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!



Monday, November 25, 2019

Collection: Albany Law School Wellness Club Law Suits Program

WHEN:   Monday, November 25, 2019, 3pm – 5pm

WHERE:  Albany Law School, 2000 Building Foyer (left-side entrance under the breezeway/underpass)

DETAILS: The Albany Law School Wellness Club is collecting gently used suits for their Law Suits professional closet to provide students with business attire for interviews and internships. The program provides free, pre-loved, interview-ready work wear to law students. The Wellness Club will be collecting items on November 25. It’s the perfect time to clean out your closet and select items to donate to this great program! For more information, contact Kelly Vidur, President of the Albany Law School Wellness Club at


Monday, November 25, 2019

OUTLaw: Legal Name Change Training CLE

WHEN:   Monday, November 25, 2019, 5:30pm-7:00pm

WHERE: Albany Law School, East Wing Classroom – Room E211

DETAILS: To view the flyer for this event, click here.

This training will cover how to complete a name change petition for clients. Attendees will receive one (1) CLE credit.

Michael Katz, a Nixon Peabody associate, is the event trainer and will provide the presentation and training materials. This training is the first of two steps. A pro bono project to complete name change petitions for low income transgender people will be held in the spring semester.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Co-sponsored by: OUTLaw and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

To RSVP for this event, click here.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

New York State Bar Association Gala Dinner 

WHEN:   Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:30pm


American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street 
New York, NY 10024


On January 30, 2020, the New York State Bar Association will celebrate its rich history by “going back to the future” and restoring the proud tradition of a Gala Dinner as the featured event of our Annual Meeting.
The event will include the presentation of the Gold Medal, NYSBA’s highest honor, to Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States. NYSBA will also honor at the dinner all the judges of the New York Court of Appeals.
The Gala Dinner and cocktail reception will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. NYSBA has planned an extraordinary event and anticipates that many prominent individuals from New York’s legal community will attend, including distinguished jurists and leading members of the New York bar and other jurisdictions.
For more than a century, the Gala Dinner was NYSBA’s flagship event. Guest speakers have included Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, who was chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and future Supreme Court Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone, and future Associate Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Louis D. Brandeis and George Sutherland. Future presidents Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft and Dwight D. Eisenhower also spoke at the event.
To make arrangements to attend the dinner, please visit, call 646-553-3477 or email