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 know … 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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  • Speed Mentoring

    WHEN:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE:  Albany Law School DETAILS:  CDWBA mentors will have the opportunity to meet approximately 10 students one-on-one for 5 minutes each to talk about career paths, options, networking, interview … Read More

  • Read Across America Project

    WHEN:  Thursday, March 2, 2017 WHERE:  Giffen Memorial Elementary School, Albany DETAILS:  Come join in the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of “Read Across America” on March 2, 2017 in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday!  The CDWBA Classroom Project Committee … Read More

  • CDWBA Violence Against Women: Sex Trafficking Committee Meeting

    WHEN:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (note time change) WHERE:  The Legal Project, 24 Aviation Road, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12203 DETAILS:  Please join the CDWBA Violence Against Women:  Human Trafficking Committee for its initial meeting. RSVP to … Read More