Thank You To Our 2024 Judicial Reception Sponsors!

CDWBA extends heartfelt thanks to all who attended the 2024 Annual Judicial Reception. Your presence made the evening truly memorable, and your support is invaluable to us. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and to welcome new friends into our community. Your...

Thank You To Our Judicial Reception Sponsors!

We were able to host our Judicial Reception for the first time in years! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. To those of you who were new to the event, it was great to meet you! We would like to thank all the Court of Appeals, Third Department, Appellate,...

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...

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...


Barbara Brenner, Esq.

Cara J. Brousseau, Esq.

Christina Calabrese, Esq. 

Hon. William A. Carter

Hon. Christine M. Clark

Jennifer K. Corona, Esq. 

Colonie Town Supervisor Peter G. Crummey, Esq.

Katarina Davis, Esq. 

Allegra Edelman, Esq.

Jillian Faison, Esq.

Hon. Carl Falotico

Hon. Joshua Farrell 

Christine Fernandez, Esq. 

R. Nadine Fontaine, Esq. 

Brian Haak, Esq.



 Hon. Kathleen B. Hogan

Hon. Kathleen Jennings

Manpreet Kaur, Esq.

Rebekah Kennedy, Esq. 

Hon. Susan Kushner 

Caroline W.T. Lang, Esq.

 Cheryl Lee, Esq.

Emily Logue, Esq. 

Kate McCutcheon, Esq. 

Gilah Moses, Esq.

Cheryl Mugno, Esq. 

Roberta M. Nero, Esq.

Susan S. Pattenaude, Esq.

Lianne Pinchuk, Esq.

Cynthia A. Platt, Esq.

Lisa A. Proskin, Esq.


Dean Rosemary Queenan

Hon. John Reilly

Hon. Ricja Rice

Sandra Rivera, Esq.

Patricia Rodriguez, Esq.

Lauren Sharkey, Esq. 

Camille Siano-Enders, Esq.

Deborah A. Slezak, Esq.

Eileen Stack, Esq.

Hon. Leslie E. Stein

Margaret Surowka-Rossi, Esq.

Margaret Tabak, Esq.

Susan Taylor, Esq. 

Janet M. Thayer, Esq.

Michelle H. Wildgrube, 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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