Annual Conference Registration

Online registration of the Annual Meeting is closed as of Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

On May 16, 2019, the Western District Bar Association is hosting its Annual Meeting. This year, we will focus our meeting on Women in the Courtroom. To that end, Judge Shira Scheindlin (Ret. S.D.N.Y.) will be our keynote speaker for lunch. Judge Scheindlin recently worked with the New York State Bar Association on a study looking at women’s participation in court and will speak about how we can all increase the participation of women in the courtroom. Following lunch, we will have a panel discussion, moderated by Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn, on challenges and opportunities for women in the courtroom. We will round out our CLE program with a discussion of current legal issues in gender discrimination and the always popular clerk of court’s report. We hope that this topic will be of interest to everyone.

11am Business meeting at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson Street
12pm Luncheon at the Madison Club
1:45pm CLE Program at the Courthouse, 120 N. Henry Street, Room 250
4:45pm Reception at the Courthouse

2019 WDBA Annual Meeting Agenda.

The Annual Conference is free for members including attendance of the CLE Program. Guests can register and attend the CLE Program for $50. All attendees have the option of attending the luncheon for an additional $30.

In order to register for the Annual Conference as a member, you must join or renew your membership for the 2019-2020 membership year. You will have a chance to pay for your membership dues during your registration for the conference.