CNYWBA Events & Announcements


Over the next four to six weeks, a large, random sample of attorneys admitted to practice in New York State will receive a survey from Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. The survey seeks practitioners' insights on gender fairness in the New York State Courts. It has been 32 years since the New York Task Force on Women in the Courts issued a report on gender bias. That report found pervasive gender bias in our court system with "grave consequences that denied women equal justice, equal treatment and equal opportunity." The current poll will gauge what progress has been made toward eliminating gender disparities and what continued- or new-corrective action is necessary.
The survey, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, addresses the experiences of attorneys and court users, asking participants if and how gender affects courtroom interactions, the courthouse environment and free-generating appointments and assignments.
The Central New York Women's Bar Association encourages the participation of its members selected to complete the survey.

Save the date for our second 

Judge's Choice Dinner 
With The Honorable Deborah Karalunas

January 10th  at 6 p.m. 

The Honorable Deborah Karalunas, a past president and current Board member of CNYWBA, will host a Judge's Choice Dinner at Joey's Italian Restaurant, 6594 Thompson Rd, Syracuse, NY 13206. 
Danielle Fogel, Esq., a past president of CNYWBA, will host the event. Details and RSVP to follow.

Membership Renewal for the 2018-19 Membership Year


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership in CNYWBA for the 2018-19 year: Invite your friends and colleagues to join! 

Member Directory

Did you know that you can view our members in a member list on our website? Reach out to your fellow members to connect and refer business. Please visit .
Member Benefits: Did you know that as a member of the Central New York Women's Bar Association, you are automatically a member of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York? Check out the WBASNY benefits available to you and your firm, such as discounts on shipping, car rentals, and pet insurance here!

Other Events and Announcements
How #MeToo is Changing the Legal Landscape
Join the  New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
for this very important CLE providing 1 Diversity credit and 1 Ethics credit in Syracuse on 12/17!

Monday, December 17th
Syracuse University College of Law - Dineen Hall Room 352 - 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse
Coffee and cookies will be served!

Over 17 Million women have reported sexual assault since 1998. October 2018 will mark the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement's elevation into the national spotlight. In this presentation, we will discuss best practices for preventing sexual harassment and creating a culture of respect and inclusivity in the workplace. We will also discuss the major legislative changes at the federal, state and local levels.

Presented by: Gena Usenheimer, Esq. and Nila Merola, Esq.

1 Ethics Credit and 1 Diversity Credit
FREE for Members; $100 for Non-Members

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