Welcome to CDWBA

Welcome to the website for the Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA), a Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Founded in 1978, the CDWBA is more than 350 members strong. Private practitioners, judges, government attorneys, court officials, in-house counsel, and law students are welcome. Friends of the Association include non-attorneys in law-related professions, including paralegals.

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  • Events & CLE Opportunities Outside of the CDWBA

    The CDWBA works to help spread the word for other similar organizations when they are hosting events and CLE opportunities that may be of interest to our membership.  Please check back often to see what is going on around the … Read More


      Below is a list of job postings throughout the Capital Region and beyond. The listings are in order of posting to the website (most recent at top); however, listings outside the Capital Region appear at the end. If you … Read More

  • 2016 CDWBA Judicial Candidate Questionnaire

    The Capital District Women’s Bar Association has a long history of screening and rating judicial candidates seeking elected positions.  Our goals are to educate our members and the public on the qualifications of individuals seeking judicial office, and to obtain … Read More

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  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert – Lunch & Learn Event

    CDWBA and JALBCA Present: FREE Lunch & Learn for Members   WHEN:  Monday, November 7, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 pm. WHERE:  Presiding Judge’s Conference Room, Appellate Division, Third Department SPEAKERS:  Kathryn Lahrs, Co-Founder, OmniSeq Precision Medicine; Jennifer Scharf, Esq., … Read More

  • Youth Law Day

    Youth Law Day WHEN:  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 WHERE:  Albany High School, 700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY DETAILS:  A Youth Law Day (YLD) for Albany High School students sponsored by CDWBA’s Diversity and Gender Fairness Committee along with the ACBA … Read More

  • CDWBA Board Meeting

    November meeting of the CDWBA Board of Directors