Member Reception and
Installation of 2017-2018 Executive Board
Wednesday, June 14 
5: 30-7:00 pm 
Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton Street 

Mentoring Luncheon
Wednesday, June 28
12:00 -1:30 pm
CNY Philanthropy Center 

May 9
Albany, NY
Human Trafficking CLE
Thursday, May 11, 12-3 p.m.
Syracuse University College of Law


Member Reception and
Installation of 2017-2018 Executive Board

Wednesday, June 14 
5:30-7:00 pm 
Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St. 
Please join us for a drink and appetizers following a brief ceremony to install the new executive committee with the oath of office administered by Hon. Thérèse Wiley Dancks.  FREE FOR MEMBERS.

Mentoring Luncheon

The first in a series of quarterly luncheons to provide opportunities for networking and nurture relationships among members.

DateWednesday, June 28
Time12-1:30 pm
Location: CNY Philanthropy Center 
Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS; non-members $10.

The first 200 registrants will receive a free copy of the 400 page book "Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking - Pursuing Justice for Victims." 
The book includes chapters covering New York State's Human Trafficking Law, International Law and Human Trafficking, the Safe Harbor Act,  Representation of Victims, Immigration Remedies for Victims, Federal Prosecution of Human Traffickers and Human Trafficking in Suburban and Small Town New York. 
In the forward. Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman writes:  "Unquestionably, the Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of human trafficking and will be an important guide not only for lawyers who represent victims but also for the entire community of judges, prosecutors, government agencies, service providers, community groups, and others concerned about this terrible human rights abuse."

Awards and Recognition
Hon. Deborah H. Karalunas 
Awarded Inaugural CNYWBA Karen DeCrow Award

At its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA) awarded its inaugural Karen DeCrow Award to the Honorable Deborah H. Karalunas.  

Find more about Justice Karalunas and the award on our website.
WBASNY Rising Star - Annaleigh E. Porter

Annaleigh Porter is the very definition of a rising star - a leader whose spirit and service will drive CNYWBA and WBASNY into the future, who has eagerly taken on increasing leadership roles within the organization and who has significantly contributed to its success.  The Central New York Women's Bar Association is proud to honor Annaleigh Porter as its 2017 Rising Star.         
Find additional details on our website.
Colleen Gibbons awarded the 2017 Krupkin Scholarship
CNYWBA congratulates Colleen Gibbons, the recipient of the 2017 Krupkin Scholarship. She is a student at Syracuse University Law School and has been a member of CNYWBA since 2014.

The Krupkin Scholarship is a bi-annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year law student who best exemplifies academic success in law school, financial need, and a keen interest in advancing the status of women in society through his or her eventual legal career.
CNYWBA Announcements

The CNYWBA Judicial Screening Committee is now accepting applications from CNYWBA members to serve on the committee.  If you are interested, please contact  Marty Lynn or Michelle Rudderow for more information.


It's time to renew your

CNYWBA membership!


Please take a moment to renew your Central New York Women's Bar Association (CNYWBA) membership for the 2017-2018 membership year with this application and become part of a group of esteemed attorneys and judges who advance our mission: to promote justice for all, regardless of sex; to advance the social, economic and legal status of women through the law; to expand opportunities for women and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession. 


You can pay online HERE.

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