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.
WBASNY United States Supreme Court Admission
The officers recently received confirmation that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be greeting WBASNY members who attend the U.S. Supreme Court Admission on May 4, 2020!
The application deadline is Dec. 11, 2019; space is limited. Find details here.
A Conversation with Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A full recording of the August 26, 2019 event at Kleinhans Music Hall is now available online! https://youtu.be/ObhOI7hovl4
Judicial Candidate Ratings 2019
The Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York announces its ratings for this year’s candidates for New York State Supreme Court and Buffalo City Court.
Happy New Year!
Thank you to Immediate Past President Kara Addelman on a fantastic year, and congratulations and best of luck to our new President Elizabeth Fox-Solomon and to everyone on the 2019-2020 Board of Directors!
On August 10, 2016, WBASNY WNY adopted a Diversity Plan with the goal of eliminating bias and enhancing diversity and inclusion in the Chapter, the legal profession, and the justice system by all persons. Click here to read the Diversity Plan in full.
The Working Parents Committee has compiled a list of Lactation Locations available in various courts across Western New York. You can view the list here.
Read this week's e-blast.
Join us at our upcoming member and chapter events. Take a look at our calendar and plan ahead!
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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