MBAWNY Toy Drive and Wrapping party

The Minority Bar Assoc. of WNY will be collecting toys to benefit Pre-K students at International School #45 on Buffalo’s west side and Waterfront School #95 in downtown Buffalo.

Donations can be dropped off at:

  • Buffalo City Court, 50 Delaware Ave., Bflo, NY 14202- Parts 3 and 10
  • NYS Supreme Court, 9th Fl., 50 Delaware Ave., Bflo, NY 14202
  • 8th Judicial District Administrative Office, 92 Franklin Street, 3rd Fl., Bflo, NY 14202
  • Erie County Family Court, 7th Fl., 1 Niagara Square, Bflo, NY 14202
  • Connors LLP, 1000 Liberty Building, Bflo, NY 14202
  • Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP, 69 Delaware Ave., 9th Fl., Bflo, NY 14202
  • Volunteers Lawyer Project, 438 Main Street, 7th Fl., Bflo, NY 14202
  • UB School of Law, 309 O’Brian Hall, Bflo, NY 14260


There will be a wrapping party on Tuesday, December 19th from 6-8pm at Goldberg Segalla (665 Main St., 2nd Fl., Bflo, NY 14203).

If you are interested in attending the wrapping party, please RSVP by December 18th via the following link:

Lastly, if anyone is available to assist in delivering the toys to the students the morning of Wednesday, December 20th, please email Sarah M. Washington at:

MBAWNY’s Inaugural Fall Brunch

[Thank you to our members, supporters, and donors for making this event a smashing success.  Please click here to view images from the event.]

Coming Together and Weathering the Storm

Join us for our Inaugural Fall Brunch as we raise funds for our organization’s mission. We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to marginalized communities who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Open to MBAWNY members and supporters!

MBAWNY's Inaugural Fall Brunch








We are entering this fall season in the midst of a stormy time for our Country. While many members of our community are suffering loss and uncertainty as they face the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, our nation is also facing a number of social and political storms that directly impact the mission of our organization.

Since January, we have been confronted with attacks on access to affordable healthcare, immigration and the rights of members of the most marginalized members of our community. In addition, we have seen displays of white supremacy, Neo-Nazism and a leadership that has failed to directly and unequivocally disavow such ideals. This storm has seemed to directly undermine the MBAWNY’s goals of advancing equality and aiding in the progress of minorities within our community. However, we are also reminded that the goals of our organization are of great significance, now more than ever. Thus, we will weather this storm and continue to persist in the face of adversity.

With this in mind, we cordially invite you to attend the MBAWNY’s Inaugural Fall Brunch on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The Oakk Room, 1435 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209 at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of this brunch is to celebrate diversity in legal careers through fellowship and award recognition. In addition, we will be raising funds to support the mission of the MBAWNY. We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to assist members of marginalized communities who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Tickets are $18 per person and may be purchased here, via Eventbrite. For RSVP purposes, please purchase your tickets prior to September 28, 2017. Tickets (cash only) may also be purchased at the door. If you intend on purchasing your ticket at the door please send your RSVP to by September 28, 2017.

In the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend our Brunch, please consider donating by selecting the “Donate” option after following the Eventbrite link.