Why Join The International Section?

Joining the International Section allows you many opportunities:

  • The opportunity to represent the Section at meetings and conferences sponsored by NYSBA International’s network of Chapters throughout the world.
  • The opportunity to serve as a member of more than thirty Committees covering almost every area of international private practice as well as major areas of international public law.
  • If working abroad, opportunity to become a member of the NYSBA International Chapter in your country.
  • Subscriptions to the International Law Practicum, the New York International Law Review, and the New York International Chapter News.
  • Discounts for registration at NYSBA International CLE programs such as “Fundamentals of International Practice” and “International Practice Institute.”
  • Invitations to breakfast and lunch meetings sponsored by NYSBA International Committees at which speakers address important and breaking issues of international practice and jurisprudence.
  • Access to current information about all NYSBA International programs and select announcements about programs offered by other international bar groups through the section's online community.
  • Participate in web-based NYSBA International Membership Directory – an especially important referral mechanism for NYSBA international members living outside of New York State.

Network with international law practitioners throughout the world by joining the International Section! With members located throughout the United States and in many foreign countries, more than 50 Chapters in major cities around the world, and regular annual meetings in major foreign capitals and international business centers that are jointly hosted with major foreign bar associations, the Section provides important resources to attorneys who practice law internationally.

To be eligible for membership in the Section, you must first join NYSBA but do not have to be admitted to practice in New York. To be a NYSBA member, you must be admitted to the practice of law in a state or foreign jurisdiction and be in good standing in that jurisdiction. New members must include proof of your admission/good standing to the practice of law. (Usual proof is a certificate of admission from the jurisdiction in which you are admitted, with an English translation, if necessary).


To join this Section by phone, call the Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452 during business hours.

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

Are you interested in volunteering for a Section Committee? Please email your staff liaison to indicate the committees you wish to join. Thank you!