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.
Judicial Candidate Ratings 2021
The WBASNY WNY Judiciary Committee is preparing to rate judicial candidates for the 2021 Election. The questionnaire, signed consent form and three writing samples must be received on or before Monday, April 5, 2021.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in the evening on April 27, 2021 and April 28, 2021 via Zoom video conference. Interviews will be scheduled in the order that applications are received.
Find materials and 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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