The Westchester County Bar Association
- New York
Founded in 1896, the WCBA is a volunteer professional association of lawyers and judges with a membership of 2,000. The purpose of the Association is to promote the ends of justice, to cultivate jurisprudence, to afford access to the courts to all who seek redress, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, competence and courtesy in the legal profession, and to participate with all members of society in seeking and perfecting the common good.
The Westchester County Bar Association is the largest bar association in the County, and we also represent the local and specialty bar associations with the New York State and American Bar Associations. We are the voice of the Westchester bar in matters affecting our County and our profession, locally, regionally and nationally.
Our membership is quite diverse: many practice as sole practitioners or in small or mid-size local or regional law firms, some are in-house counsel for closely-held or major international corporations, others serve the government and are in other forms of public service, and still others practice with major national and international law firms here and in the City.
We are dedicated to providing our member with ongoing help including CLE programs, networking opportunities and other guidance when needed. Each and every member matters to the Westchester County Bar Association. All for one and one member at a time.
Our Association's Sections and Committees are the bedrock of the organization. Our dynamic New Lawyers Section, which allows newly-admitted attorneys to meet one another and share experiences and concerns, is only one of our many active Sections and Committees that provide opportunities for our members.
We also encompass numerous other Sections and Committees that provide our members with opportunities to meet with colleagues from their practice areas and to continue learning through interesting and affordable Continuing Legal Education (CLE, which is mandatory in New York) programs. Members also are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the Westchester legal community by becoming involved with committees such as Pro-Bono or Grievance, or by lending their literary talents to the Westchester Bar Journal and monthly Westchester Lawyer Magazine.