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.


Annual Meeting and Election of Officers & Directors 


Due to the COVID-19 situation, our Chapter will conduct its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors for the WNY Chapter and the State level of WBASNY for the 2020-2021 term virtually through Zoom on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30pm


Kindly RSVP to Elise Cassar by April 15 and a link will be sent for you to access the meeting.


If you are unable to attend the meeting, please return your proxy ballet via email only to by Monday, April 13. The proxy form will be sent out later this week.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers and Directors

Judicial Candidate Ratings 2020

WBASNY WNY’s Judiciary Committee is preparing to rate judicial candidates for the 2020 election.

Find more information on the Judiciary Committee page

Download the Judicial Candidate Questionnaire

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.


In Memoriam
WBASNY WNY mourns the loss of member David Addelman, beloved father of Immediate Past President Kara Addelman. Memorials may be made to ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project.


Conversation with Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A full recording of the August 26, 2019 event at Kleinhans Music Hall is now available online!


Press Release, July 31, 2019: 

WBASNY WNY Announces New Community Dispute Resolution Program For Criminal Cases In Buffalo City Court


Meet our Sponsor: Five Questions with Jeff Leichtnam, Account Executive, Chicago Title

Call For Nominations
WBASNY WNY is calling for nominations for the Chapter’s Carol A. Condon Outstanding New Lawyer Award. The award will be presented at the Chapter’s Installation event in October.

Please submit nominations to Awards Committee Chair Kelly Gotham by August 15.


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.

Press Release

Judiciary Committee

Join WBASNY WNY's Lawyers for Learning Bowling Team!
WBASNY WNY is looking for members to join our bowling team for the annual Lawyers for Learning, which will take place on May 16, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Airport Lanes. Have fun while supporting the students of Buffalo Public School 18! There are a limited number of spots, so please R.S.V.P. to Kara Addelman by April 20, 2019.

Tickets Available to the UB Law Alumni Dinner
WBASNY WNY has a limited number of tickets available for the UB Law Alumni Dinner. The event takes place on May 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and awards at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending with WBASNY WNY, please contact Kara Addelman by April 20, 2019.



Submit nominations for WBASNY Awards!

The deadline for chapters to submit nominations for WBASNY Awards is Friday December 14, 2018.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or another member from our chapter for an award please provide a completed Award Nomination Form to Darice Hickey no later than November 7, 2018 for review and consideration prior to the state deadline.  Description of the WBASNY Awards

Judicial Candidate Ratings - August 1, 2018

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, Erie County Court, Erie County Family Court and Buffalo City Court. Press Release

Melinda Grabowski
WBASNY WNY Judiciary Committee Chair

Call for Newsletter Submissions
We encourage individuals and committees to prepare and submit substantive articles and write ups from events, together with photographs, to be featured in our bi-annual newsletter! These can be sent to us at any time.
Please submit your articles, or any questions you might have, to the committee co-chairs, Kelly Barrett and Nicole Komin.

Judicial Candidate Ratings Released - June 6, 2017

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, Erie County Surrogate Court, Erie County Court, Niagara County Family Court, and Buffalo City Court. Press Release 

Free Domestic Violence CLE Available on WBASNY Website

Resources for Attorneys Involved in Judicial Election Campaigns


2016 Campaigns Ethics Training Notice


The latest version of the Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook (issued Jan. 2016) is available at - it is fully searchable online, and contains links to many published judicial campaign ethics opinions.
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center (JCEC) – or 1-888-600-JCEC (5232) 

FREE Online Training for the NYSCEF System - New Schedule

New York State Courts E-Filing Resource Center will provide one hour E-Filing training to learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer.
Training Session Dates and Times and Registration Information

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

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