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!



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Adirondack Woman’s Bar Association 9th Annual Go Red for Women

WHEN:   Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Bailey’s, 37 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs

 See Details Here

Friday, March 2, 2018

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY/ CLE-Ethics in Technology

WHEN:   Friday, March 2, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  NYSBA, 1 Elk Street, Albany

DETAILS:  Please join our distinguished panel for a free lunch
and discussion about the ethics in technology and how the use of technology decreases bias while providing equal access to justice through serving diverse communities. During this training you will learn about several on-going technology-based initiatives, pro bono opportunities, and how we have made justice more accessible and efficient. 


Myleah Misenhimer, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Kristen Wagner, Esq., New York State Bar Association
Susan Pattenaude, Esq., The Legal Project
Devi Patel, Esq., Legal Information for Families Today
Dan Kass, JustFix NYC


Melody Harkness, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY

CLE credits: 2

1 Ethics, 1 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

To register please contact Melody Harkness at

Thursday, March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day/ Women’s Human Rights- Migrant Domestic Violence Victims Round-table Discussion

WHEN:    Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5pm – 7pm

WHERE:  Fordham Law School

See details here

Saturday, March 10, 2018

NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section CLE Meeting 2018 

WHEN:    March 10, 2018

WHERE:  Albany Law School

see details here

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Schenectady County Bar Association Trusts and Estates / Elder Law CLE Seminar

WHEN:   Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Terrace at Water’s Edge Lighthouse, 2 Freemans Bridge Rd., Glenville, NY

DETAILS:  Registration is open for the Schenectady County Bar Association Trusts and Estates / Elder Law CLE seminar.

7.5 CLE credit hours including 1.0 in ethics.

RSVP by March 5.  See agenda and register here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gender Equality in Alternative Dispute Resolution: If Not Now, When?

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (registration and light refreshments at 2 p.m.)

WHO:  Sponsored by the Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee. Growing list of co-sponsors includes: Albany County Bar Association; Albany Law School; Capital District Women’s Bar Association; New York State Bar Association (Judicial, Commercial and Federal Litigation, Women in the Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections); Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association; The Legal Project.

PRESENTERS:  Confirmed speakers include: Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo, former judge of the New York Court of Appeals and current partner at Harris Beach who leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group; Susan Hernandez, Esq., an arbitrator with NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) who was voted the #1 mediator in NYS in the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey; James E. Hacker, managing partner at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy and president of the Albany County Bar Association renowned for his talents in the courtroom and as a mediator; and Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino, Northern District U.S. Judge.

MODERATOR:  Hon. Rachel Kretser, Albany City Court Judge (ret)., adjunct faculty member, Albany Law School, chair, Third JD Gender Fairness Committee

DETAILS:  Women are grossly under-represented among the ranks of paid mediators and arbitrators statewide, and especially so in the Third Judicial District. Why? This CLE will explore that question, reveal how the selection process really works and provide insight from experienced mediators/ arbitrators on how to break-in, fit-in and practice as a mediator/ arbitrator.

CLE CREDIT:  It is anticipated that 3 CLE credits will be awarded, including 1 credit to fulfill the new requirement for CLE in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, and 1 credit for ethics.

MORE INFORMATION:  Please contact Judge Kretser,

REGISTRATION:  Click HERE to register.  Registration will be coordinated by the Albany County Bar Association.  See  FLYER.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kate Stoneman Keynote Speaker Announcement

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY

DETAILS:   Martha Albertson Fineman will deliver the keynote speech at the 24th Annual Kate Stoneman Day, to be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Albany Law School. 

Kate Stoneman Day is free and open to the public. Nominations are open for additional Stoneman Awards, which are given annually to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to actively seeking change and expanding opportunities for women within the legal profession. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 26, 2018. For more information, contact Geoff Seber at

The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. For more information on Kate Stoneman and Albany Law School’s annual Kate Stoneman Day, visit

Click HERE  for more information.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Annual Fund Raiser in Support of the Albany County Family Court Children’s Center

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Jack’s Oyster House, 42 State St., Albany, NY

DETAILS:  Suggested Donations: $75 (Friend), $100 (Sponsor), $150 (Patron).   For additional information, please call (518) 257-7304

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NDNY Federal Court  Bar Association Presents Susan B. Anthony Trial Reenactment

WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  James M. Hanley Courthouse, 100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY 13261

DETAILS:  The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association presents the trial reenactment of Susan B. Anthony. Federal court justices will be participating as Judge and defense attorney. NYS US Attorney General Grant Jaquith will be acting as prosecutor. The event is free and open to the public.



Save the date for the Pro Bono Awards Luncheon at the Century House
Friday, April 27, 2018