CLE: Advanced Topics in Family Law

LGBT Parentage and Advocating for Clients Experiencing Poverty and Domestic Violence 

January 11, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

CNY Philanthropy Center, 431 E Fayette Street

Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq., Empire Justice Center
Kate Woods, Esq., Legal Assistance of Western New York 
Co-sponsored by the OCBA Family Law Section

FREE for CNYWBA members

$60 OCBA Member, $90 Non-Member, $30 Paralegal

We are delighted to offer the first CLE in Onondaga County in the new CLE category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, which will be required of attorneys registering in New York State starting in 2018. 

Mentoring Luncheon
Save the date for the next in our series of quarterly luncheons to provide opportunities for networking and nurture relationships among members.

Date : Friday, January 26
Time : 12-1:30 pm
Location : CNY Philanthropy Center 
Cost:  FREE FOR MEMBERS; non-members $10.

Register here!

CLE: Indian Child Welfare Act

Save the Date: Friday, March 9, 2018, 12-3 pm
This CLE on the Indian Child Welfare Act will review new regulations that took effect in December, 2016. Margaret Burt, Esq., a popular speaker on many family law topics, will join us to present. This program will be offered at a reduced cost to CNYWBA members.

It's time to renew your

CNYWBA membership!


Have you renewed your membership yet? What are you waiting for? Still to come this membership year: 

  • Family Law CLE on trauma-informed advocacy and same-sex parentage cases (December)--FREE for members
  • Holiday party (December)
  • Federal and State Appellate Practice CLE (Spring 2018)
  • Family Law CLE on Indian Child Welfare Act (Spring 2018); and
  • Two more Mentoring Luncheons FREE for members
The CNYWBA is the best bargain in bar association membership AND gives you membership and access to a statewide organization fighting for gender equity in our profession and throughout our state.


Please take a moment to renew your Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA) membership for the 2017-2018 membership year with this application and become part of a group of esteemed attorneys and judges who advance our mission: to promote justice for all, regardless of sex; to advance the social, economic and legal status of women through the law; to expand opportunities for women and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession. 


You can pay online HERE.

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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
Graduates of the Syracuse University College of Law passed the New York bar exam in  July 2017 at a rate of 91.6%. Congratulations to the newly admitted lawyers, and to SU Law!

New York Law Journal article
Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Volunteer Opportunity
CNYWBA Members are invited to serve as volunteer judges for the annual Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition at the  50th Annual Regional Convention of the  Northeast Black Law Student Association (NEBLSA). The competition will take place in Albany, NY and is set to begin on Thursday, January 25th and end on Saturday, January 27th. 
For additional information regarding our region please visit 

or contact
J.D. Candidate 2018, New York University School of Law
Northeast Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Director 
National Black Law Students Association

Job Opportunities

Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Special Assistant Attorney - New York City
The New York State Office of the Attorney General's  Medicaid Fraud Control Unit's Civil Enforcement Division, based primarily in New York City, is seeking experienced litigators to direct complex civil fraud investigations in the healthcare industry, utilizing the New York State False Claims Act, Social Services Law ยง145-b, and the Executive Law, and to handle asset forfeiture actions and other matters involving civil remedies. Reference No. MFCU_NYC_SAAG/CIV_3133

Division of Criminal Justice Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - Special Assistant Attorney General - New York City
Reference No. MFCU_SAAG_NYC_3134
The New York State Office of the Attorney General's  Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in New York City is seeking experienced prosecuting attorneys who will lead investigations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts. Applicants for prosecutorial positions should have substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus.

Division of State Counsel Litigation Bureau - Mental Health Section Assistant Attorney General - New York City 
The Mental Health Section of the  Litigation Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced and motivated litigator to serve in the New York City office.
The Litigation Bureau defends the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in civil actions and proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other matters arising out of state legislation, regulation, and operations.  Reference No. LIT_AAG/MHS_NYC_3128
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