NYWBA Overview

The New York Women’s Bar Association

The New York Women’s Bar Association is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the status of women in society, educating women lawyers and assisting them in professional development and advancement, and promoting the fair and equal administration of justice. The Association accomplishes these goals through the work of its committees, the presentation of continuing legal education programs, and the evaluation of judicial candidates. Through its affiliation with the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”), the Association also reviews and comments on proposed legislation and policy initiatives at the state, federal and international levels that are of concern to women and children. The NYWBA is celebrating its 85th Anniversary, having been founded in 1934 and incorporated as a bar association in 1935.

NYWBA History, Past Presidents and Major Events

For information about the NYWBA’s illustrious history, including biographies of our Founders, Past Presidents and Advisory Council members, and information about some of our major events since 1934, go to our History page.

Rewards of Membership

By joining the NYWBA, you become a member of a statewide network of attorneys and judges. You will receive the NYWBA’s monthly newsletter, the WBASNY newsletter, and announcements about upcoming programs and events. You can join innovative committees and attend our highly-regarded continuing legal education programs at a discount. You can join mentoring circles and work on important projects. You will also be entitled to discounts for insurance, car rentals and hotels. NYWBA sponsors numerous special events, including an annual awards dinner and an annual reception for newly elected and appointed judges.

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Welcome New Members
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Special Thanks to Our Sustaining Members
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