Welcome to Wbasny

“Inspire, Promote, Succeed”

The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) is dedicated to the advancement of women in the law and the status of women in society. Our members include lawyers and judges from private practice, government, academia, and the courts, as well as law students. With 20 chapters in communities throughout New York State, WBASNY has a strong local presence. On the statewide level, WBASNY works together as one voice to advocate for legislation that promotes equal access to justice and gender equality. With ECOSOC status at the United Nations, we support women and girls far beyond the borders of New York State. When you become a member of one of our local chapters, you automatically become a member of WBASNY.

• WBASNY offers members opportunities for professional development and unparalleled mentoring. WBASNY programs and committees promote diversity within the profession. WBASNY also offers high quality continuing legal education opportunities.

• WBASNY offers policy makers and legislators a resource of talent and legal expertise on matters impacting the status of women.

• WBASNY offers opportunities to other organizations and to the public, including collaboration and speakers. WBASNY maintains an active amicus committee, which reviews requests for amicus briefs on legal cases of significance.

Women have been practicing law for nearly 150 years in this country, yet gender inequality continues to pose barriers to women in the legal profession and in our society. WBASNY is working to crush those barriers; to inspire progress; to promote our mission and our members; and to create meaningful positive change. Please join us.

Greta K. Kolcon, Esq., WBASNY President

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