WOMEN LAWYERS

OF WESTERN NEW YORK

WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE'VE DONE

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100+ YEARS OF WOMEN LAWYERS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER

“We are also fortunate to have WLWNY—a safe haven in the legal world where we can socialize and network with our sister lawyers.  The camaraderie, laughter, understanding, and support I found there was a joy, particularly at a time when women lawyers were still a bit of a novelty.  Our charitable works and support of women law students are laudable examples of our work.  But it's the friendships that WLWNY helped to create that are what this great group is really all about."

 

- Diane Lavallee



UPCOMING EVENTS


FREE EVENT FOR MEMBERS! (Not a member yet? No problem, you can join at the door!)

WHAT WE DO

PROMOTE

NETWORK

ASSIST

We recognize exceptional attorneys and ideas through guest speakers, discussion groups and our annual Woman Lawyer of The Year luncheon.

 

We host social functions with a purpose, where members interact with the judiciary, local bar associations and law students in engaging ways.

We sponsor events throughout the year that promote our mission, host a "fun"raiser each spring and donate the proceeds to a community non-for-profit organization, and provide a bar study scholarship to a deserving law student.

Women Lawyers of Western New York was founded in the early 1900s and is the oldest women's legal organization in Western New York. It began with a few women lawyers meeting for lunch and grew into intimate dinner parties held in members' homes. Today, we stay true to these principles by providing a forum for our members to socialize, network and learn from each other in a relaxing and entertaining environment. Our membership includes women, law students, and a few brave men.  Women Lawyers of Western New York demonstrates its commitment to the community through scholarships, donations and fundraisers for individuals, agencies and organizations connected to our profession.

WHO WE ARE

We are men and women.  We are practicing attorneys, judges, and law students. Board members are elected every 2 years.  Our members are provided with opportunities to be involved on various committees which make this organization successful.

 

Kimberly Colaiacovo, Esq.

Sarah Fenster, Esq.

Pamela Thibodeau, Esq.

Nikole Wynn, Esq.

President

Vice President

Treasurer

 

Secretary

 

Kim is an associate with Barclay Damon LLP where she concentrates her practice on Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Law.

Pamela is a solo practitioner specializing in Family Law. She represents parents in custody and visitation cases, and in child abuse and child neglect proceedings. She also represents children and minors in many types of court cases.

Nikole is a staff attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. She is also a sole practitioner focusing on criminal defense and vehicle and traffic law.

WHAT WE'VE DONE

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WLWNY

CONTACT US

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We welcome member participation.

 

Be a member, join our board or directors, attend events, join a committee, or have coffee with a fellow member.

 

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you!

 

Membership dues are $35.00 annually for attorneys and $10.00 for law students.

 

WLWNY

P.O. Box 398

Buffalo, NY 14205

info@wlwny.org

 

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