Raise The Ruth – A Limited Edition Collaboration with The Boozy Moo!

The Capital District Women’s Bar Association and The Boozy Moo! collaborate to present a premium alcohol infused ice cream flavor inspired by the Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – 1933-2020

The Capital District Women's Bar Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, aka "Notorious RBG," a fierce advocate for gender equality, Justice Ginsberg was a trailblazer, a role model and icon. Justice Ginsberg, the...

Introducing the e-Mentorship Program

Mentors are important for attorneys in any stage of their career- and for newly admitted attorneys and student members, they are even more so.  The CDWBA e-Mentorship Program will be focused on creating professional relationships with CDWBA attorneys who can...

President’s Message – Fall Membership Drive

Is it fall yet?!  It sure is in my house, evidenced by the Modern Harvest & Pumpkin Chai candles burning regularly.  This fall brings a new season with a new normal, as well as a new CDWBA year filled with new virtual programs and...

Presidents Message

Dear Members,   Hello everyone. I wanted to introduce myself as the new president of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association’s for the year of 2020-21! I have been a part of this organization for many years now and have served in many positions...

2021 Ratings for Candidates for

State Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District,

Albany County Court and Albany City Court

CDWBA’s Committee on the Judiciary is tasked with evaluating and rating candidates for judicial office throughout the Capital Region.  The Committee’s articulated objective is elevating the quality of the judiciary by approving for election to judicial office only those individuals who have demonstrated excellence in judicial criteria, including integrity, experience, professional competence, independence, judgment, temperament and intellect.  The Committee’s work is in furtherance of CDWBA’s Mission of promoting the fair and impartial administration of justice and educating the general public about the legal system.

Following the Committee’s review of the candidates’ application materials and in-person interviews, the Committee will publicly share its ratings in advance of the November 2021 Election.  Candidates will be rated as either “Approved” or “Not Approved” for the judicial office which they seek, and Approved candidates are also eligible for the additional rating of “Commended,” provided that the candidate has demonstrated an outstanding sensitivity and dedication to issues affecting women in the legal profession and in society generally.

For the 2021 election season, the Committee will ONLY be evaluating candidates for election to State Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District, Albany County Court and Albany City Court.

Candidates seeking the Committee’s evaluation and rating must submit application materials via email to administrator@cdwba.org no later than the close of business on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Applications for judicial rating consist of a completed Uniform Judicial Questionnaire set forth below, along with an executed release consenting to the divulgence to the Committee of any materials relating to the making, investigation and determination of complaints made against the candidate before an Attorney Grievance Committee or the Commission on Judicial Conduct.  Candidates who are current or former Judges must submit both such releases.  All information obtained from the candidates in connection with the Committee’s work will be maintained as strictly confidential.

Candidates seeking evaluation and rating from the Committee are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Committee’s governing Rules and Procedures set forth below, and a roster of current Committee membership is likewise set forth below.  Questions concerning the Committee’s work and procedures should be submitted, in writing, via email to administrator@cdwba.org.



2021-2022 CDWBA Committee on the Judiciary Rules & Procedures 

 2021-2022 General Information

2021-2022 Committee Members

2021-2022 Judicial Candidate Questionnaire



Welcome to the website for the Capital District Women's Bar Association (CDWBA), a Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Founded in 1978, the CDWBA is more than 350 members strong. Private practitioners, judges, government attorneys, court officials, in-house counsel, and law students are welcome.  Friends of the Association include non-attorneys in law-related professions, including paralegals.

Upcoming Events


Date: August 16th, 2022. 
Location: Brown's Revolution Hall

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