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...


Cara J. Brousseau, Esq.

Jennifer K. Corona, Esq. 

Supervisor Peter G. Crummey

Allegra Edelman, Esq.

Hon. Carl Falotico



 Manpreet Kaur, Esq.

Rebekah Kennedy, Esq. 

Hon. Susan Kushner 

 Cheryl Lee, Esq.

Emily Logue, Esq. 



 Kate McCutcheon, Esq. 

Cheryl Mugno, Esq. 

Roberta M. Nero, Esq.

Lianne Pinchuk, Esq. 



Barbara Brenner, Esq.

Christina Calabrese, Esq.

Hon. William Carter 

Hon. Christine M. Clark

Hon. Jennifer K. Corona

Supervisor Peter G. Crummey

Cathy Drobny, Esq.

Leila Dwyer, Esq.

 Allegra Edelman, Esq. 

Hon. Carl Falotico

Hon. Joshua Farrell

Glinnesa Gailliard, Esq. 

Lois Goland, Esq. 

Hon. Helena Heath

Kasey K. Hildonen, Esq. 

Hon. Kathleen B. Hogan

Hon. Christian Hummel 

Hon. Kathleen Jennings




Kanika Johar, Esq.

Hon. Linda Johnson 

Manpreet Kaur, Esq.

Meghan Keenholts, Esq.

Rebekah Kennedy, Esq. 

Hon. Susan Kushner 

Hon. Catherine Leahy-Scott

Emily Logue, Esq.

Valerie Lubanko, Esq. 

Erin Lynch, Esq. 

Barrett Mack, Esq. 

 Kate McCutcheon, Esq.

Christina Meier, Esq.

Samantha Miller, Esq.

Caitlin Monjeau, Esq. 

Cheryl A. Mugno, Esq.

Anne Nardacci, Esq. 

Roberta M. Nero, Esq.

Julie Nociolo, Esq. 

Susan S. Pattenaude, Esq.






Susan Picotte, Esq. 

Lianne Pinchuk, Esq.

Cynthia Platt, Esq.

Lisa Proskin, Esq.  

Hon. John Reilly 

Hon. Ricja Rice 

Sandra Rivera, Esq.

Patricia Rodriguez, Esq. 

Hon. Jennifer Sober

Eileen Stack, Esq.

Dana Stanton, Esq.  

Hon. Leslie E. Stein

Joann Sternheimer, Esq. 

Jenean Taranto, Esq.

Susan Taylor, Esq.

Janet M. Thayer, Esq.

Hon. Margaret T. Walsh

Amber Wright, 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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