Get Out the Vote Initiative

Onondaga Votes! is a non-partisan coalition comprised of volunteers from a variety of organizations including the League of Women Voters, which received a grant from the Gifford Foundation to increase voter participation. The first ever voter registration drive at the Onondaga County Justice Center was organized in 2016 by the Central New York Women's Bar Association, which is participating again in this year's voter registration drive. People and organizations interested in volunteering for upcoming voter registration and get out the vote events may contact the League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area at 315-396-8225.
For further information, see the attached press release or contact:

Mary T. Kuhn, Onondaga Votes! or 315-569-5726

The Central New York Women's Bar Association invites you to attend its annual Judicial Reception, which will be held at Upstairs at the Dino next Thursday, October 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The cost to attend this popular event is $65.  Sustaining members may attend the event for free if their membership application is received by October 1stFlyer

Or register here:  On-line registration/payment


The Central New York Women's Bar Association is pleased to host a 
Judicial Reception, co-sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Law and with the support of other area bar associations, t o recognize the outstanding achievements of  the  Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler.  

Judge Pooler recently celebrated her twentieth anniversary on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This reception will be held on 

November 5, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at
  Citronelle in Syracuse. 

Please mark your calendar for this special event.
Dates to Remember

October 3, 2018             CNYWBA Board Meeting    
                                   12 p.m., Barclay Damon, LLP
                                   125 East Jefferson St., Syracuse, NY 13202
October 4, 2018             37th Annual Judicial Reception
                                    5:30-7:30 p.m., Upstairs at the Dino
                                    246 West Willow St., Syracuse, NY 13202
November 5, 2018         Judicial Reception with Hon. Rosemary Pooler
                                    5 to 7 p.m., Citronelle
                                    113 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Recipients! 
Click the links for the full stories on our website.

Membership Renewal for the 2018-19 Membership Year


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership in CNYWBA for the 2018-19 year: Invite your friends and colleagues to join! 

Member Directory

Did you know that you can view our members in a member list on our website? Reach out to your fellow members to connect and refer business. Please visit .
Member Benefits: Did you know that as a member of the Central New York Women's Bar Association, you are automatically a member of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York? Check out the WBASNY benefits available to you and your firm, such as discounts on shipping, car rentals, and pet insurance here!

Other Events and Announcements
Legal Professionals Night at Symphoria

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Crouse Hinds Concert Theater

Enjoy Buy One Get One Free tickets using the code LEGALNIGHT when you purchase your tickets at or by calling the box office at (315) 299-5598 Ext. 201.

Piano virtuoso Shai Wosner performs Schumann's beautifully expressive Piano Concerto. Symphoria completes the program with wonderfully descriptive music, including Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice (familiar from Disney's Fantasia) and Stravinsky's Petrushka.

This concert is the perfect antidote to a busy week. Come have a glass of wine and start the weekend right with some beautifully exciting music performed by Syracuse's professional orchestra.

The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk with Maestro Larry Loh will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at  6:30 p.m.

For all concerts, Kids under 18 are FREE.

Symphoria operates a FREE shuttle for Masterworks and Pops performances. The shuttle departs from the movie theater entrance at ShoppingTown Mall and returns after the performance. Departure is promptly at 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm and seating is first-come, first-served, so be sure to arrive early.

Crouse Hinds Concert Theater is in the Onondaga County Civic Center at 411 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY.

Contact:  Kelly Covert


No Fee; Earn 2 NYS CLE Credits of Skills.
This program is appropriate for both for newly admitted and experienced attorneys

SDNY: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
Courtroom 1703, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY, 10007 
(this program will be webcast outside of Manhattan)
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  • Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, United States District Court Judge, SDNY
  • Hon. Shirley Kornreich, NYS Supreme Court, NY County, Commercial Division
  • Hon. Helen Freedman, NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
  • Peter Samberg, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
  • William Ohlemeyer, Esq., Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Dr. Larry Baruch, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • Moderators
  • Jay Safer, Esq., Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
  • Marilyn C. Kunstler, Esq., Boies Schiller Flexner

NDNY/WDNY:   Friday, October 19th, 2018,  2:30 - 4:30 p.m
James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 S Clinton Street, Jury Assembly Room, Syracuse, NY 13261 
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  • Hon. Mae A. D'Agostino, United States District Court Judge, NDNY
  • Hon. Therese Wiley DancksUnited States Magistrate Judge, NDNY
  • Hon. James P. MurphyNYS Supreme Court, Onondaga County
  • Hon. Richard Platkin, Pres. Justice, NYS Supreme Court, Albany County, Commercial Division
  • Suzanne O. GalbatoEsq ., Bond Schoeneck & King
  • John Powers, Esq., Hancock Estabrook, LLP
  • Doreen Simmons, Esq., Hancock Estabrook, LLP
  • Alan Goldberg, Esq., Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
*CNYWBA Members

Questions: (212) 857-8700
Job Opportunities

NYS Office of Attorney General (OAG) Fall Recruitment Event
You are cordially invited to attend our fall recruitment event,  Career Opportunities with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, on October 24th, at our Manhattan offices, located at 28 Liberty Street, on the 16th floor. We have planned an informative recruitment program that will feature a welcome by Attorney General Barbara Underwood, followed by a panel discussion and table talk session, which will provide insight into career opportunities with the NYS Office of Attorney General (OAG), as well as the talent and skills we seek in our attorney applicants.  This event will provide an excellent opportunity for your members to learn more about the important and exciting work of the OAG-particularly for those who may not have previously explored careers in public service.
We are looking for talented attorneys and want your members to join us for this event.  The event flyer is available on the event web page. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact  Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Bureau Chief, NYS OAG, or  Abbe Ross, Director of Recruitment Operations.
Legal Recruitment Bureau, 28 Liberty, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005

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