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,...

Cape Cod Beach Vacation Raffle!

Enter to win a WEEK vacation at this two-story cozy beachfront condo on Cape Cod! This residence is perfect if you are looking to relax and take in the beautiful views of the bay.  The raffle drawing will take place at our annual Judicial Reception event in March...

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...


CDWBA Mission:

  • To promote the advancement of Capital Region women involved in, or affected by, the legal profession
  • To encourage the fair and impartial administration of justice
  • To provide public service and community education
  • To offer forums for members to foster legal, professional, and personal relationships


  • Specialized networking events
  • Certified credit for Continuing Legal Education
  • Marketing and networking opportunities
  • Seminars and events on timely legal issues
  • Opportunity to gain expertise and experience through committees and programs
  • Weekly eblast and regular Facebook updates keep you abreast of legal, community, and member news and developments
  • Online member directory
  • Two-for-one membership for all law student and attorney members: Automatic membership in the statewide WBASNY Association


  • $150 Sustaining Member
  • $125 Member admitted over 10 years
  • $100 Member admitted three-10 years
  • $75 Member admitted less than three years
  • $75 Class I Retiree (must be age 60 or older, maintain retired status with OCA, and be no longer engaged in the paid practice of law or as paid members of the judiciary)
  • $50 Non-Attorney Affiliate
  • $25 Member through another WBASNY chapter
  • $25 Law School Student


CDWBA Membership Form




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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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