Everything New York Licensed Attorneys and Law Students Need to Know

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a separate entity from the licensing body for New York – the NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA). Unlike some other states, New York does not have an integrated bar.

If you would like information regarding NYSBA membership, or if you have a question that is not answered here, please contact our Member Resource Center at 800.582.2452 or email [email protected] for assistance.

The questions and answers contained here are directly related to:

1. The Bar Exam (Board of Law Examiners)

2. Attorney Registration/Admissions (Office of Court Administration)

3. Attorney Search and Certificates of Good Standing (Office of Court Administration)

4. Court Identification/Secure Pass (Office of Court Administration)

5. NY Attorney Bar Admission Pro Bono Requirement (Office of Court Administration)