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!



Thursday, February 28, 2019

Landlord/Tenant Training 

WHEN:   Thursday, February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm

WHERE: Warren County Municipal Center, Lake George 

DETAILS: Presented by the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY. This is a free training for attorneys that are admitted to practice in NYS and are willing to represent tenants at their first court appearance in Glens Falls City Court.  Contact for more details. 


St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer

DETAILS: St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer is currently collecting new and gently loved purses, scarves, and jewelry for their annual July event, For the Love of Bags and Bling. In the past, this event has raised up to $14,600 in one night, helping to provide 975 nights of shelter for moms and kids. They are hoping to beat that this year, and to do that they need more bags and bling to sell. They can’t sell fake designer bags, but other than that they will take anything. There is a person out there for every style of bag, they take all types!Email

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Legal Aid Society Amsterdam Office Moving

WHEN:   Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

WHERE: 6 Market Street, Amsterdam

DETAILS: Join LASNNY for breakfast and an open house to celebrate the move of their Amsterdam office. Press Conference at 10:00am. For more information or to RSVP to Jenifer Whiston at or 518-375-3457.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Judges, Lawyers and Women’s Suffrage CLE

WHEN:   Monday, March 25, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WHERE: Alexander Moot Courtroom, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave, Albany

DETAILS:The program is sponsored by the Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, chaired by Hon. Rachel Kretser (Ret.)

More information here.


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bar Leaders Best Practices Webinar Series 

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


DETAILS:Topic: Membership: Attracting, Engaging and Retaining New and Young Attorneys, and Leveraging Social Media to Raise Your Bar Association’s Profile.

Guest Panelists: Mary Walsh Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Albany Law School Marquita J. Rhodes | Albany County Bar Association Brandon Vogel | New York State Bar Association Lauren Sharkey, Esq. | Cioffi Slezak Wildgrube PC | Schenectady, NY

Attracting and retaining members are issues for all bar organizations and leaders. Panelists will provide their perspectives and approaches on how to connect with potential members and lead them to become active and engaged members of your association. The session will also include time for questions, comments and an exchange of ideas from participants after the presentations.

This event is free of charge. Plus, you don’t need to leave your office; enjoy your lunch at your desk and simply call in for an informative and lively discussion.

Hosted by NYSBA’s Committee for Bar Leaders


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Schenectady County Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Elder Law and Litigation CLE

WHEN:   Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia

DETAILS: The program offers 7.0 CLE hours with 6.5 in professional practice and 0.5 in ethics. RSVP by March 25More information here.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

NYS Public Defender’s Career Fair

WHEN:   Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Albany Law School Gymnasium

DETAILS: The NYS Public Defenders Career Fair, co-sponsored by the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA), the Chief Defenders Association of New York (CDANY) and Albany Law School, provides an opportunity for public defense organizations around the state to recruit experienced attorneys, law students, and recent law graduates for attorney and internship positions.

To register for the Career Fair, please visit  Any questions regarding the Career Fair can be referred to CDANY, NYSDA, or the Albany Law School Career and Professional Development Center at (518) 445-2332, or  Information regarding travel and overnight accommodations can also be found on the Career Fair website.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Annual Key4Women Forum: “Superwoman” is a Myth

WHEN:   Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany NY

DETAILS: Life, marriage, family, work…and balance? Impossible. As a woman in today’s world, chances are you have become a multi-tasking maniac. And there is so much pressure on us all to do everything well. One small misstep, one crisis, one unexpected event and the whole apparatus can feel as if it’s spiraling downward. Best selling author Lee Woodruff speaks about what she describes as a, “year of hell” when her husband, ABC News newly appointed co-anchor Bob Woodruff, was hit by a bomb while covering the war in Iraq.

Woodruff has much to tell when it comes to speaking about parenting through a crisis, how to forgive ourselves for not being perfect and how to put family and self above all. Woodruff delivers an interesting take on how we can all learn to check the “cape” at the door and still tap into our own superpowers.
RSVP and more information here.