(New York, NY, Tuesday, November 15, 2022) – The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”) congratulates Governor Kathy Hochul on her election to a full four-year term and for making history in being the first woman elected to become New York’s Governor.
In her first year in office, Governor Hochul has been a leader on issues important to WBASNY’s membership including aiding access to abortion and reproductive healthcare. WBASNY looks forward to working with Governor Hochul and the State legislature in this upcoming session to secure second passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and increasing the assigned counsel rate.
The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) is the professional membership organization of choice for nearly 4,000 attorneys throughout New York State, and the largest statewide women’s bar association in the country. For four decades, WBASNY has been a singularly important resource for women lawyers, providing professional networking, continuing legal education programming, leadership training, and advocacy for the rights of women, children, and families. Through involvement with WBASNY’s 20 regional chapters and its 40-plus substantive law committees, WBASNY’s members collaborate with one another on a variety of issues and perform public and community service, in furtherance of its mission to promote the advancement of the status of women in society and women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and women attorneys in particular. WBASNY holds United Nations NGO status with the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, and Special Consultative status in association with the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WBASNY is also a founding member of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.