Why Join the Senior Lawyers Section?

Lawyers who are age 55 or older have valuable experience, talents, and interests. Many such senior lawyers are considering or have already decided whether to continue to pursue their full-time legal careers or whether to transition to a new position, a reduced time commitment at their current position and/or retirement from a full-time legal career. Accordingly, the Senior Lawyers Section has been created and charged with the mission of:

  • Providing opportunities to senior lawyers to continue and maintain their legal careers as well as to utilize their expertise in such activities as delivering pro bono and civic service, mentoring younger lawyers, serving on boards of directors for business and charitable organizations, and lecturing and writing;
  • Providing programs and services in matters such as job opportunities; CLE programs; seminars and lectures; career transition counseling; pro bono training; networking and social activities; recreational, travel and other programs designed to improve the quality of life of senior lawyers; and professional, financial and retirement planning; and
  • Acting as a voice of senior lawyers within the Association and the community

The Senior Lawyers Section has created eleven active subcommittees to examine various areas of importance affecting senior attorneys.

  • Age Discrimination Committee
  • Employment Opportunity Committee
  • Law Practice Continuity Committee
  • Legislation Committe
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • Program and CLE Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Retirement Planning and Investment Committee
  • Senior Lawyer Services Committee
  • Section Membership Committee
  • Technology Committee  


You can join the Senior Lawyers Section by calling the State Bar Service Center at (800) 582-2452 during business hours M-F.

How much are Section dues? Very affordable with NYSBA membership. View the price list here (scroll down for Section dues). 

Get involved: Join a Committee!

If any of the above committees are of interest to you and you would like to become more involved, join a committee today! Email your request with your committee/s of choice to [email protected].

Once you're a member of the Section, Committee membership is free!

Questions? Contact [email protected]