Board of Directors Meeting

March 24, 2012

Columbia Law School
New York, New York 


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WBASNY is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to support the association by placing a personal profile page on the WBASNY website for $100 per year. All members are invited to take advantage of this member-only benefit. The WBASNY website is a resource for visitors seeking lawyer referrals and can be an invaluable marketing tool for your business. The website provides an effective way to maximize your exposure to potential clients and increase your ability for potential clients to find you in a search engine. 

Your member profile page will include your name, business address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses, photograph and brief professional biography of no more than five hundred (500) words. All profiles are referenced by name, practice area, county and law firm.


Please download the form below and return it with your biography and photograph (computer images are accepted in bitmap or J-PEG), along with your check made payable to WBASNY to:


WBASNY Webmaster

Post Office Box 936

Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024-0546


For more information, contact WBASNY headquarters at (212) 362-4445 or by e-mail at info@wbasny.orgTo view our member pages, click on the "Attorney Search" button above.



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The WBASNY Professional Ethics Committee has a hotline. If you are a WBASNY member and have a question regarding ethical issues, you can call (914) 472-9517 after 6:00 p.m. (weekdays). Although legal advice cannot be offered, you can be guided in the right direction as to the applicable disciplinary rules, case law and ethics resources.


Welcome to WBASNY

Richardson120x154.jpg><span style=Welcome to the web site of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”). As the largest statewide bar association dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and in general, our mission commits us to improving the status of all women in society. WBASNY addresses complex legal issues as we advocate for change for women and children throughout the state and promote the fair and equal administration of justice.  

WBASNY’s 3,800+ members hail from eighteen chapters across our great State and include individuals from all levels of both the state and federal benches, as well as prominent attorneys practicing in all areas of the law, educators and government leaders. We take great pride in the diversity and talent of our membership and our members gain invaluable professional contacts and friendships across the state.  

WBASNY offers many opportunities to become involved in issues of statewide, national and international significance to women in general, and to women attorneys in particular. WBASNY’s thirty nine committees include Access to Justice, Children’s Rights, Domestic Violence, Diversity, Equal Opportunity in the Profession, International Women’s Rights, Judiciary and the Courts, Health Issues and Matrimonial and Family Law, to name just a few. WBASNY’s Legislative Committee, one of our most active Committees, along with the help of our wonderful Legislative Consultant, works hard to keep WBASNY’s voice loud and strong in the halls of the Legislative building

WBASNY is also an accredited Continuing Legal Education provider. Our eighteen chapters offer comprehensive and affordable CLE courses throughout the year, and our members can take advantage of programs given across the entire state through our online course provider.

If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join; simply click on our membership page for an application. And even if you are already a member, I encourage you to participate with our substantive committees. You should take a moment to familiarize yourself with the website to learn what new and interesting issues the WBASNY Board is voting on, or to check out the calendar of events for a variety of terrific programs and events our chapters are hosting across the State. I look forward to an exciting year and welcome your ideas, suggestions and comments at

Karen Richardson, Esq.

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WBASNY 2011 Legislative Agenda 

On behalf of the over 3,600 members of WBASNY, below are the association’s legislative priorities for this year.  These issues are important to our members and we believe will benefit the public and the judicial system without requiring financial input from the State. 

WBASNY’s mission is to advance equality and diversity in the legal field, and in society at large.  We believe the following proposed legislation promotes these principles and will create a more efficient judicial system.   

  • Funding for Civil Legal Services
  • Maintenance Guidelines
  • Marriage Equality
  • Rent Reform
  • Reproductive Health Act

We believe that these issues are not only essential to promoting equality and a better judicial system, but they also reflect and respect the diversity of all New Yorkers. 

Position Statement - Oral Translation of Orders of Protection for LEP Litigants and Witnesses
Position Statement - Health Care Proxy Reform
Position Statement - No-Fault Domestic Violence Exemption Bill
Position Statement - Emergency Contraception
Position Statement - PEP

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