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...


Saima Akhtar, Esq.

Richard Bader, Esq.

Barbara Brenner, Esq.

Hon. William Carter

Cristine Cioffi, Esq.

Hon. Christine Clark

Janis Cohen, Esq.

Jennifer Corona, Esq.

Peter G. Crummey, Esq.

April Dalbec, Esq.

Madalyn DeThomasis, Esq.

Cathy Drobny, Esq.

Allegra Edelman, Esq.

Hon. Joshua Farrell

Hon. Lisa Fisher

Alita Giuda, Esq.

Lois Goland, Esq.

Stacey Golstein, Esq.

Nicole Haimson, Esq.

Michelle Haskin, Esq.

Hon. Helena Heath

Hon. Christian F. Hummel

Linda Blom Johnson, Esq.

Meghan Keenholts, Esq.

Leyla Kiosse, Esq.

Erin Lynch, Esq.

Barrett Mack, Esq.

Robert Magee, Esq.

Sean Morton, Esq.

Cheryl Mugno, Esq.

Roberta Nero, Esq.

Dean Alicia Ouellette

Susan Pattenaude, Esq.

Susan Picotte, Esq.

Cynthia Platt, Esq.

Arnold Proskin, Esq.

Lisa Proskin, Esq.

Dean Rosemary Queenan

Hon. John Reilly

Ricja Rice-Ghyll, Esq.

Karen Simons, Esq.

Deborah Slezak, Esq.

Joann Sternheimer, Esq.

Alexandra Streznewski, Esq.

Margaret Tabak, Esq.

Hon. Margaret Walsh

Michelle Wildgrube, Esq.

Patrick Wildes, Esq.


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.

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