Welcome to the Western New York Chapter

The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the largest statewide bar association dedicated to the advancement of women in both the legal profession and society as a whole.  


More than 400 women and men represent WBASNY’s Western New York Chapter.

Join us in the pursuit of justice and equality for all.


Survey - Caregiving Responsibilities Among Legal Professionals in the Age of the Pandemic

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Click to participate - please complete the survey by March 12, 2021


Nominations Committee Seeking Applicants for 2021-2022 Board

WBASNY WNY's Nominations Committee is seeking applicants for our 2021-2022 Board, a term that begins June 1, 2021 and runs through May 31, 2022. Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest. WBASNY WNY is committed to diversity, and we ask that you share your ideas for increasing and promoting diversity in our chapter and throughout our legal community in your letter of interest.

Letters of interest and CVs should be sent to our Nominations Committee Chair, Elizabeth Fox-Solomon, no later than February 5, 2021. 

Judicial Candidate Ratings 2020

Press Release, June 4, 2020: Women’s Bar Association Announces Judicial Candidate Ratings

Find more information on the Judiciary Committee page.

Coronavirus Updates - find information on our page here.


WBASNY WNY Celebrates 35 Years - This anniversary video featuring our Past Presidents was filmed and edited by Anna and Anastasia McCarthy as part of WBASNY WNY's ongoing oral history project.  Full-length videos of the interviews with our Past Presidents will be posted soon.  Interested in contributing to our oral history project?  Contact us at contact@wbasny.org.

A Conversation with Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A full recording of the August 26, 2019 event at Kleinhans Music Hall is available online! https://youtu.be/ObhOI7hovl4


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To support women in the legal profession throughout Western New York and the rest of the state.  Together with 19 sister WBASNY Chapters, we are part of a statewide organization of over 4,400 attorneys.  Click here for more reasons to join.


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