New York State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), with more than 70,000 members, is the USA's largest voluntary statewide association of lawyers.

The NYSBA has long served a dual role as an advocate for the profession and for the public. Often it is difficult to separate these two responsibilities, but during the last few decades with the growing complexity of society and our legal system, the NYSBA's public role has gained both emphasis and breadth.

During the past decade, the Association has initiated programs addressing a wide range of public concerns; from child abuse to the problems of the elderly; from governmental corruption to the high cost of justice. State Bar positions play an influential role in determining public and social policy in state and national forums.

The New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of the legal profession. It is composed principally of practicing attorneys, judges, law teachers, and many non-practicing lawyers who are business executives, government officials, court administrators and so forth. It represents practitioners in specialized areas of law, as well as affiliated, law-related organizations and groups with special interests or needs.

The NYSBA serves as the voice of the legal practitioner in New York State. It proposes model rules of professional responsibility (which govern the daily business and ethical practice of lawyers) and is a force to make the justice system work better for all New Yorkers.

Membership of one of the following membership classes is required for this group:
- Regular Attorney Members or
- Non-Resident Attorney Members (Attorneys who do not live or work in New York) or
- Law - graduated law students

Your membership of the NYSBA may be verified.


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