Introducing the CNYWBA Judge's Choice Dinner

CNYWBA is pleased to introduce the Judge's Choice Dinner in which a member of the judiciary will host members of our association at a restaurant of her choice. Attendees are responsible for covering the costs of their own meals and drinks.

The Hon. James C. Tormey III has graciously agreed to host our first Judge's Choice Dinner on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The dinner will be held at the Strada Mia Restaurant in Syracuse, starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Space is limited to five attendees for this event. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell, Esq. by Friday, September 7, 2018.

For more information contact  Kelsey Shannon or  Colleen Gibbons

Best Lawyers in America 2019

Congratulations to our members who have been recognized by Best Lawyers based on a peer review process intended to capture the opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
John Callahan, Esq.
Camille W. Hill, Esq. 
Virginia Robbins, Esq. - Best Lawyers of the Year 2019

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! 

Scholarship Opportunities

Girls in Politics Initiative

Camp Congress for Girls Syracuse 2018 by the Girls in Politics Initiative is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to politics:  It will be held September 8, 2018.  CNYWBA is pleased to announce it has sponsored two participants this year.  We encourage those interested in participating in Camp Congress for Girls Syracuse 2018 to contact the organization via email at .
Upcoming Dates to Remember

September 5 - CNYWBA Board of Directors Meeting
12-1 p.m.  Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, 221 S. Warren St., Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13202

September 11, 2018 - Judge's Choice Dinner hosted by Hon. James C. Tormey, III
5:30 p.m.,  Strada Mia,  313 North Geddes Street, Syracuse 13204

September 22, 2018 - WBASNY Board of Directors Meeting
10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10027

October 4, 2018 - CNYWBA 37th Annual Judicial Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m., Upstairs at the Dino, 246 West Willow St., Syracuse, NY 13202

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

Registration is Now Open
October 2-4, 2018

NYSBA's Partnership Conference is the premier civil legal services educational and networking conference in New York State.  The Partnership Conference is attended by leaders of civil legal service organizations and private law firms from across New York State. 
The conference will provide over thirty programs, covering a diverse range of subjects, including program innovation and management, technology and substantive legal topics, such as immigration, foreclosure, domestic violence, government benefits, and housing, among others.
The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Legal Aid is pleased to call for nominations for the 2018 Denison Ray Civil Awards and the Phil Dailey Award.  These awards will be presented at the Denison Ray Awards Dinner on October 3, 2018.  Please see this nomination form for more details.
For more information: please contact Eunice Bencke, Pro Bono Assistant at (518)487-5641 or Kristen Wagner, Director of Pro Bono Services (518) 487-5640.
Sponsorship opportunities: If you or your company are interested in sponsorship and marketing opportunities with the 2018 Partnership Conference, CLICK HERE for details.

Job Opportunities

I-81 Project Manager
The NYCLU seeks to employ a highly qualified individual to manage and execute our work related to the replacement of the I-81 viaduct in Syracuse, New York. This position is based in Syracuse and reports to the Advocacy Director in the New York City office, and the Chapter Director in Syracuse.
The NYCLU seeks to influence the I-81 viaduct project to protect and expand the civil rights and liberties of people in Syracuse who will be most heavily impacted. This project implicates many areas of our work including racial and economic justice, due process of law, government transparency, democratic participation, and school and housing segregation.

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