Membership in QCWBA
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A Message From The President
Welcome to the Queens County Women's Bar Association (QCWBA) website. The QCWBA is one of the 18 chapters of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and together we are close to 4000 members strong.
The objectives of the QCWBA are to discuss legal and political issues, to educate members regarding new legislation and court decisions, to expand and enhance the public understanding of the legal profession, to promote reforms in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standards of the profession and to promote harmony within the legal profession, especially as it relates to women as attorneys, judges and participants in the legal process.
We promote these objectives by creating committees at the county level that work with committees at the state level to achieve our goals. Every member has an opportunity to be heard and to shape the future of the law and our profession. All you need to do is to get involved or as I often say "Get off the couch!"
It is my hope that during my tenure, we will inspire you to get "Get off the couch!" by offering thought provoking events throughout the year that will challenge you intellectually, assist you in managing your practice, help us support each other and contribute to society.
In the Fall, we will host the following events: Women in Politics Roundtable, Networking Play Date at the Queens Hall of Science, American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk, Joint Bar Association CLE "Recent Decisions from Our Appellate Courts", Update on Hydrofracking in NYS, Judiciary Night, Dress for Success Clothing Drive, Chamber Chat with Queens Surrogate Peter J. Kelly, Happy Hour Networking, Toy Drive and Joint Bar Holiday Party.
In the Winter/Spring, we are planning the following events: Women in the Judiciary Roundtable, Speed Networking for Law Students, Chamber Chats, and practice management programs related to How to Get a Business Loan and/or Line of Credit, Ethics & Escrow Accounts, Financial Planning for Your Practice and more Happy Hour Networking.
If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join our organization and get involved in our programs and committees.
I hope to meet you at our next event!
--Donna Furey, Esq. -- QCWBA President