A Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)


Programs (Non CLE)

    • January 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains



    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)


    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 
    • February 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains




    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)


    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 
    • March 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains




    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)


    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 
    • April 06, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains




    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)


    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 
    • May 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains




    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)


    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 

Past events

December 01, 2017 First Fridays - WWBA’s Women in Transition Project
November 09, 2017 The Inside Scoop on Forensic Evaluations in Custody Matters: What Should Your Client Expect?
November 01, 2017 General Membership Meeting: Achieving Powerful Presentation and Communication Skills
October 30, 2017 Judge John Leventhal: My Partner, My Enemy: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims
September 12, 2017 Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA) Lunch and Learn
May 23, 2017 WWBA Law Day/Take Your Children to Work Day
April 04, 2017 A Conversation with U.S. District Judges in White Plains
March 28, 2017 “A Continuing Lecture Series on Diversity in the Legal Profession” A Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion
March 15, 2017 Elder Law 101: Part II- A Continued Discussion: Medicaid Planning, Wills and Powers of Attorney, Advance Planning for Health Care Decisions, Senior Housing Options
March 08, 2017 ADAAA Accommodations for People with Disabilities: Transitioning from High School to College and the Workforce
February 01, 2017 “A Continuing Lecture Series on Diversity in the Legal Profession” Perspectives from the Bench and the Bar on Diversity and Inclusion
December 07, 2016 Elder Law 101: An Informal Discussion: Medicaid planning, Wills and Powers of Attorney, Advance Planning for Health Care Decisions, Senior Housing Options
November 10, 2016 Speed Networking: Polish Up Your Elevator Pitch
November 03, 2016 Deconstructing the Maintenance and Child Support Guidelines: How to Determine Income and Calculate Support
September 07, 2016 General Membership Meeting: The Power of the Vote...Democracy is not a Spectator Sport!
October 29, 2015 Lunch and Learn: Preparing the Probate Petition
May 21, 2015 Green Infrastructure Practices in New York
May 20, 2015 WWBA Law Day
May 19, 2015 Lunch and Learn: Recent Decisions Affecting Intellectual Property
May 18, 2015 Student Speech
April 30, 2015 Meet Our New Family Court Judges
April 29, 2015 Kramer on Contracts
April 16, 2015 Estate Planning with the Revocable Trust
April 14, 2015 An Evening with the S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judges of White Plains
March 31, 2015 WWBA Heart Health Awareness Program
March 31, 2015 Lunch and Learn: Contract Due Diligence and Contract Drafting
March 26, 2015 The Policies and Problem Solving Approach of Student Advocacy, Inc.
March 25, 2015 How to Analyze and Challenge Forensic Testimony
March 04, 2015 Meet the Chiefs
February 24, 2015 Lunch and Learn: Intellectual Property
January 15, 2015 Show Me the Money: Tips for Divorcing Couples on Navigating the College Financial Process
January 01, 2015 WOMEN IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION: Where are We Now and Where Are We Going?

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