Event Overview

Thursday, January 18, 2024

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM — CLE Program

12:45 PM – 2:35 PM — Kay C. Murray Luncheon

Friday, January 19, 2024

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM — Ruth G. Shapiro Reception

Each One Reach One – Educating Our Community About the ERA

In November 2024, New Yorkers will vote on whether to amend the State Constitution to specifically codify equal rights as part of the foundational rights of citizens of New York. In addition, passing this amendment would make New York the 28th state to have constitutional equal rights protections for women and other communities on a state level. However, a basic understanding of civics is often lacking. Many New Yorkers are not aware of this potentially monumental change in state rights. The details of the proposed amendment, what communities are impacted, and the technical process for amending the State Constitution are also unknown by many residents of New York. During this Annual Meeting, WILS will bring together professors, legislators and practicing lawyers to educate our legal community on the content and potential impact of the ERA and encourage them to educate others ahead of the November vote.

Key Highlights and Objectives

  • How a Constitutional Amendment is implemented
  • The details of the proposed ERA and its potential impact

General Registration Fee

Required for in-person attendees.

Early Bird through December 15, 2023After December 15, 2023
NYSBA Members$120$220


$160 Program Registration Fee