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!



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Constitution and Citizenship Day: Call to Action 

WHEN:   Tuesday, September 17, 2019


The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) encourages all attorneys to reach out to their local bar associations, or directly to your neighborhood elementary, middle or high school to arrange for a visit, on or around September 17th to help students understand the constitutional principles so vital to the well-being of our state and the nation.  

To assist, NYSBA is happy to provide any participating attorney with a class set of 25 pocket US Constitutions to take to their school.

For more information, including helpful links, and to request a set of pocket Constitutions, click here!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Revenge Porn: Combatting Cyber Sexual Abuse

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4pm -6pm, (registration 3:30-4 p.m.)

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


On July 23, 2019, Gov. Cuomo signed a bill making it a Class A misdemeanor to disseminate revenge porn. Additionally, with this measure, New York becomes the first state in the nation allowing victims to seek a court-ordered injunction to require a website to remove the offending images. A two-credit (pending) CLE will examine and analyze the new law. 

Hon. Rachel Kretser (Ret.), chair, Gender Fairness Committee, Third Judicial District, will moderate a presentation and discussion that will include representatives of the judiciary, prosecution and advocacy community. Confirmed speakers to date include: Rensselaer County Family Court and Integrated Domestic Violence Court Judge Catherine Cholakis; Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly; sexual privacy specialist Carrie Goldberg (or associate) of C.A. Goldberg PLLC; Andrew Sta. Ana, Legal Director at Day One in NYC; and Tracey Downing, Esq. of the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.

It is anticipated that the program will qualify for two CLE credits.

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

Co-sponsors: Albany Law School, The Legal Project, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

 Registration details forthcoming.