New York Women's Bar Association, 132 East 43rd Street, #716, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 10017-4019
Announcements & Events
  • NYWBA Newsletter Available Now! - Click on Newsletter. With the same format as our paper edition, you can read the eNewsletter at your computer or print it out. (Email if you have questions or need assistance.)
  • "Leaps and Boundaries - How to Avoid Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Zealously Representing Your Client" - Tuesday, December 9, 2014. For more information, click here.
  • "Nurturing You and Your Practice: Newsletters, Blogs and Spas" - Thursday, December 11, 2014. For more information, click here.
  • "Anatomy of a Family Court Case, Part 1 - Representing Adults and Children in ACS and Article 10 Matters" - Wednesday, January 7, 2015. For more information, click here.
  • “The State of the Uterus: An Update on Roe v. Wade” - Thursday, January 15, 2015. For more information, click here.
  • Mentoring Circles Reception - Tuesday, February 10, 2015. For more information, click here.
  • NYWBA Annual Cocktail Reception Honoring Newly Elected, Newly Re-Elected and Newly Appointed Judges in NY County - Thursday, February 26, 2015. For more information, 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 2014 Annual Judicial Reception held at the Yale Club on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Platinum Sponsors:
    - McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

    Gold Sponsors:
    - Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP

    Silver Sponsors:
    - Ephron-Mandel & Howard, LLP
    - Myra L. Freed
    - Denise Mortner-Kranz

  • 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 for 2013-14, click here to join or renew today.

Newsletters Available Online - As part of our green initiative, NYWBA now publishes some Newsletter editions only electronically. With the same format and great articles, photos and announcements, you can read the eNewsletter at your computer or print it out. Click here, enter user name and password, then click on the edition of the Newsletter that you want to read (from the latest edition back through 2004). (Email if you have questions or need assistance.)

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)

Members Only - Click here to access contact information for Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs and other content available only to members. (Email if you have questions or need assistance.)

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