New York Women's Bar Association, 132 East 43rd Street, #716, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 10017-4019
Announcements & Events

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Please join us to celebrate the
New York Women's Bar Association's 2015 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner and 80th Anniversary Party

The President's Special Award will be presented to the seven Matrimonial Justices sitting in New York County

Hon. Matthew F. Cooper
Hon. Tandra L. Dawson
Hon. Laura E. Drager
Hon. Ellen F. Gesmer
Hon. Douglas E. Hoffman
Hon. Deborah A. Kaplan
Hon. Lori S. Sattler

The Doris S. Hoffman Service Award
will be presented to the
Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler
OCA'S Chief of Policy and Planning

We will proudly congratulate the
Hon. Peter H. Moulton
Administrative Judge of the NY County Supreme Court, Civil Term

Jennifer P. Brown will be installed as the 2015-16 NYWBA President

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Click here for additional information
and to register.


Please consider making a donation to support this event! For details about sponsorship levels and benefits, as well as the opportunity to place ads and tributes in our 2015 Commemorative Dinner Journal,click here.

  • NYSBA and co-sponsored by NYWBA: CLE Symposium and Meet the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department - Monday, June 1, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
  • CLE: "Changes Afoot: Spousal Maintenance Legislation Pending in New York State" - Wednesday, June 3, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
  • CLE: "Twitter: Best Practices & Attorney Advertising Ethics" - Thursday, June 11, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
  • CLE: "Spend Time Not Money: Virtual Firms, Collegial Relationships & Referrals" - Thursday, June 18, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Summer Program "What It's REALLY Like To Practice Law As A Woman?" - Tuesday, July 14, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.

  • For additional programs, events and Committee meetings, check out the NYWBA Calendar.


President's Message

Welcome to the New York Women's Bar Association!
I am honored to serve the NYWBA as its president. I hope you will join us as we strive to improve the status of women, educate lawyers, and support professional development and advancement.
~ Yacine Barry-Wun

Click here for the President's Message from the latest NYWBA Newsletter.

NYWBA Foundation

The NYWBA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to eliminate gender bias and discrimination from the legal system and profession; to promote social and economic equality, safety, and well-being of women and children; and to address the unmet legal needs of women and children.

Women's Bar Association
of the State of New York

NYWBA is a founding chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. Click here for WBASNY website

Announcements/Recent Events
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York Salutes the United States Supreme Court for its Recognition of Marriage Equality. Click here to read more
  • NYWBA would like to offer a special "Thank You" to our generous sponsors of the 2015 Annual Judicial Reception held at the Yale Club on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Platinum Sponsors:
    - McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

    Gold Sponsors:
    - Baker Tilly Virchow Krasue LLP
    - Denise Mortner Kranz

    Silver Sponsors:
    - BBL Churchill Group Inc.
    - Elizabeth A. Bryson
    - David Feldman Worldwide, Inc.
    - Julie Hyman

    - Martha E. Gifford

  • Are you looking for a lawyer?
    Call the City Bar Legal Referral Service at (212) 626-7373.
Member Resources

We value your membership and hope you will take advantage of the many benefits and opportunities offered by the Association. We look forward to your participation and attendance at our programs and events. Be sure to check our online calendar regularly.

If you are not yet a member, click here to join or renew today.

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Join a Committee - Becoming involved in a committee is professionally rewarding and is a great way to give back to your profession and community. Click here for details.

New and Sustaining Members - Welcome to our newest members and thanks to our Sustaining Members.

Have You Moved? - New Address, Email, Phone or Fax Number? Send any changes to Executive Director Karen Lu ( or 212-490-8202).

New York Lawyers' Fund - Click here for info about Lawyers’ Fund and its mission to preserve, protect and promote the integrity of the legal profession.

NYWBA is now on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. Click here for information about these social networking websites and how to join our groups.

Mentoring Circles - To join with peers to foster your professional and personal development, send an email to with your name, firm or business affiliation, contact info, practice area(s), and year of admission (or law school status if not yet admitted).

Pro Bono Matrimonial Law Project - The NYWBA has a pro bono matrimonial law project for matrimonial attorneys with five or more years of experience. For more information click here. (PDF)

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