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The WCBA maintains more than 50 Sections and Committees encompassing virtually every area of legal practice and issues relevant to our attorney membership.This is where the work and professional growth of the Bar is accomplished, and membership provides many avenues for networking with other attorneys in specific practice areas as well as for contributing to the direction and the goals of the Bar Association and the profession as a whole.

Members may join at any time. Membership in all Committees is free, and there is a minimal dues fee for membership in the various Sections, ranging from $5 to $20.

To learn more about the duties of Section & Committee Chairs, click here.

WCBA Members who would like to join a Section or Committee should contact  CLE@wcbany.org.


Attention WCBA Chairs: Annual Section & Committee Report

To request a report template or to submit your annual report please contact: CLE@wcbany.org.

 

Current List of WCBA Sections

Section Name

Chairperson / Co-Chairperson

Co-Chairperson

Criminal Justice

Charles Lederman

Hon. Sandra Forster

Domestic Relations & Family Law

Ellen Jancko-Baken

James Nolletti, Vice Chair
Tamara Mitchel, Vice Chair
Marianne Hoffman, Secretary
Erik Kristensen, Treasurer

New Lawyers

Atheeb Khateeb, Sr. Chair,
Lisa Capone, Jr. Chair

Emily Kahn, Vice Chair
Daniela Israelov, Secretary

Municipal Law

Les Maron

Jennifer L. Gray
Lisa Hochman

Real Property

Jody Fay

Melanie Finkel
Kelly Kamen, Secretary

Tax Law

L. William Fishman

Howell Bramson

Trust & Estates

Anna Parker

David Bruckman
Gail Boggio
, Secretary

 

Current List of WCBA Committees

Committee Name

Chairperson / Co-Chairperson

Co-Chairperson

Adult Guardianship

Moira S. Laidlaw

 

Affiliate Committee

Dwight Joyce

Michael Levinson

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Marc Sheridan

Michael Walsh

Animal Law

Christine Argentina

 

Appellate Practice

Jeanna Alberga

James Landau
Joanna Sandolo

Attorney Client Economic Dispute

Andrew Schriever

Stuart Kahan

Awards Committee (page pending)

P. Daniel Hollis III

Dawn Kirby

Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights

Hon. Arlene Gordon-Oliver

Julie Curley
Jay Teitelbaum

Banquet

Kelly Welch

 

Bar Journal

Carol Van Scoyoc

Stephanie Burns
Robert Stone

Business & Commercial Law

Kyle-Beth Hilfer

Michael Freudenberg, Vice Chair
N. Theodore Zink, Jr., Secretary

By-Laws

Richard Gardella

Dawn Kirby
Robert Stone

Construction Law

Michael Greenblatt


Ira Schulman

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

 Diana Bunin Kolev 

Wendy M. Weathers

Criminal Court Assigned Counsel

Ron Stokes

Marilyn Reader

Diversity

Evelyn Miller

Karen Beltran

Education Law

Jean Lucasey

Michael Gilberg
Suzanne Volpe

Elder Law

Betsy Klampert

Sara Keating
Moira S. Laidlaw

Environmental Law

Seth Mandelbaum

Keith Betensky

Ethics

Hon. Edward Mevec

Hon. Gilbert Rabin

Family Court Assigned Counsel

David Peck

 

Golf

Anthony Enea

Dawn Kirby

Grievance

Paul Millman

Marilyn “Mike” Faust

Health Law

Mary Beth Morrissey

Gary Sastow

Immigration

Susan Henner

Donald London

In-house Counsel

Steven Schoenfeld

Louis Maggiotto

Intellectual Property

Hon. David Menken

Victoria Polidoro

Judicial Campaign Oversight

John Marwell

 

Judiciary

Donald Sandford

 

Labor & Employment Law

Tejash Sanchala

Evelyn Miller

Law and Technology

John McCarron

OPEN

Law Day

Tejash Sanchala

James Hyer

Law Practice Management

John Stedman

Andrea Prigot

Lawyers In Transition

Rita Tino

 

Lawyer Assistance

Dan Seymour

 

Lawyer Referral Service

Ralph Nobile

Sylvia Fabriani

Magazine

Richard Gardella
Stephanie Burns

Carol L. Van Scoyoc

Membership & Benefits

Wendy Weathers

 

Memorials & Ceremonial

Ralph Nobile

P. Daniel Hollis III

Mock Trial

P. Daniel Hollis III

Jody Fay

Nominating

P. Daniel Hollis III

 

Paralegal

Kaitlyn Acerbo

Julianne Lopez

Pro Bono

Marc Bergman

 

Senior Lawyers

Hon. Adam Seiden

Nat Wasserstein

Social Events

Dawn Kirby

Jean Connolly
Shari Gordon

Sponsorship

OPEN

Richard Vecchio
Carol Schiro Greenwald

State & Federal Legislation

Hon. Salvatore Lagonia

Hon. Robert Spolzino

Tax Certiorari & Condemnation

David Wilkes

 

Trial Lawyers & Tort Law

John Flannery

Richard Vecchio

Unlawful Practice of Law

Kelly Welch

 

Women in the Law

Sherry Levin Wallach

Dawn Kirby
Diana Bunin Kolev

Workers' Compensation

Nancy Flaherty

Allison Bilotta

 

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