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's new year started on June 1, 2020.  Happy New Year! The WNY Chapter has embraced virtual programming.  Please take a moment to check out the calendar: there are timely CLEs on employment law, happy hours, and book club meetings.  The committees are meeting virtually and planning engaging and interesting events to benefit WBASNY WNY members. 
Please email back your application to contact@wbasnywny.org, or drop it in the mail with your payment if that is more convenient:

WBASNY WNY, P.O. Box 1012, Niagara Square Station, Buffalo, NY 14201-1012.
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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

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.


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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.


The Western New York Chapter of WBASNY
P.O. Box 1012, Niagara Square Station, Buffalo, NY 14201-1012

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