CNYWBA is giving away 4 tickets to this event!

We will raffle the tickets off to members who join or renew their membership by September 20. 

See below for the link to register your CNYWBA membership for the 2020-21 year. Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting electronic registrations at this time.

Join or Renew Today!

CNYWBA's 2020-2021 membership year began on June 1, 2020
If you have not already done so, please take a moment to renew your membership, and continue to be 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.

As you know, there are numerous benefits of being a CNYWBA member. We host several networking and social events each year (many of which are free to our members), offer free CLEs, and host chamber chats with the local judiciary. Some of our most popular annual events are our Judicial Reception, Women in Law and Medicine Dinner, Membership Reception, and our Holiday Party. By joining the CNYWBA, you also become a member of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), the second largest statewide bar association and the largest bar association dedicated to the advancement of women.

The CNYWBA has created a publicly accessible membership database on our website. You may opt out of the database if you wish when you complete your registration.  

We hope you will join us again this year!

Shannon O'Connor, President
Leah A. Witmer, Membership Chair

Due to COVID-19 we are currently only accepting electronic registrations.
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!
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Campaigning While Female: Congresswoman Kathleen Rice Speaks On Gender And Diversity Issues Facing 
Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris

September 9, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free for NYSBA Members and Non-Members

Please join the New York State Bar Association's Women in Law Section for a virtual conversation with Kathleen Rice, United States Representative for New York's 4th Congressional District. For only the 3rd time in U.S. history, we're heading into a presidential election with a female Vice Presidential candidate included on a major party ticket, and the first time a woman of color has been included. Terri Mazur, Chair of the Women in Law Section, will moderate the discussion with Congresswoman Rice about her own experiences campaigning and as a Member of Congress, as well as focus on the challenges confronted by women in politics, the importance of strong women leaders, and the gender and diversity issues Senator Harris will face while campaigning for Vice President of the United States.

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