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...


Supervisor Peter G. Crummey

 Allegra Edelman, Esq. 

Hon. Helena Heath

Kasey K. Hildonen, Esq. 



Rebekah Kennedy, Esq. 

Erin Lynch, Esq. 

Samantha Miller, Esq.

Jenean Taranto, Esq.




Barbara Brenner, Esq.

Hon. William A. Carter

Christine Cioffi, Esq.

Hon. Christine Clark

Elizabeth Coombe, Esq.

Hon. Jennifer A. Corona 

Hon. Peter G. Crummey 

Madalyn R. DeThomasis, Esq.

Cathy Drobny, Esq.

Allegra Edelman, Esq. 

Hon. Joshua Farrell

Hon. Lisa Fisher

Glinnesa Gailliard, Esq.

Hon. Helena Heath 


 Kasey Hildonen, Esq.

Hon. Christian Hummel

Kanika Johar, Esq. 

Hon. Linda Blom Johnson 

Rebekah Kennedy, Esq. 

Hon. Paulette Kershko

Hon. Rachel Kretser

Hon. Susan Kushner

Christina Meier, Esq.

Samantha Miller, Esq. 

Cheryl Mugno, Esq.

Ariadne Montare, Esq.

Anne Nardacci, Esq. 

Dean Alicia Ouellette


 Susan Pattenaude, Esq.

Cynthia Platt, Esq. 

Dean Rosemary Queenan

Hon. John Reilly 

Hon. Ricja Rice

Sandra Rivera, Esq.

Nancy Sciocchetti, Esq.

Karen Simons, Esq.

Deborah Slezak, Esq.

Margaret Tabak, Esq.

Christine Taylor, Esq.

Carrie Terraferma, Esq.

Michelle 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.

Upcoming Events


Date: October 16, 2022 / 10:00am

This event is free of charge with no fundraising minimum, but we ask that everyone sign up here. Our team name is "CDWBA". If you are able, please help us meet our fundraising goal of $500. Donations can also be made at the registration link above. 

After registering, please reach out to Alexis Kimball at administrator@cdwba.org for more details. 

Meet up the day of the event will be at 9:30 am in front of Bombers Burrito Bar. 

If you order a t-shirt, we will bring your t-shirt to the event! Just don't forget to accessorize with something pink!