For more than 140 years, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has been the voice of the legal profession in New York State. Our mission is to shape the development of law, educate and inform the public and respond to the demands of our diverse and ever-changing legal profession. NYSBA advocates for state and federal legislation and works tirelessly to promote equal access to justice for all. Join more than tens of thousands of NYSBA members from around the world in accessing our premier members-only legal resources, programs, advocacy, and networking opportunities.

Here is how NYSBA works for our members:

  • Expand Your Network
    Expand Your Network

    Become part of a worldwide community of attorneys from across New York, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Plus, join one or more of our 26 sections and get members-only access to our online communities, where you can easily exchange ideas and advice with colleagues.

  • Get Resources for Your Practice
    Get Resources for Your Practice

    Stay current and competitive with ethics opinions, forms and reference publications, and free legal research from Fastcase.

  • Discounted and Free CLE
    Discounted and Free CLE

    Take advantage of discounted and free CLE programs, webcasts and downloadable online on-demand programs.

  • Grow Your Professional Skills
    Grow Your Professional Skills

    Enhance your skills and reputation by writing articles for NYSBA publications, speaking at NYSBA programs and serving on NYSBA education panels.

  • Save Money
    Save Money

    Receive exclusive discounts and pricing on products and services for lawyers and law offices.

  • Advance Your Career
    Advance Your Career

    Browse over 1,000 open positions, post your resume free for one year, or list a job in our Career Center.

  • Help Shape Laws and Policies
    Help Shape Laws and Policies

    Advocate for equality, justice and the legal profession, through participation in our influential committees, which help shape public policy and reform the law.

  • Receive Free NYSBA Publications
    Receive Free NYSBA Publications

    Stay informed about legal news through free NYSBA publications including the Bar Journal, CasePrepPlus and State Bar News — distributed only to NYSBA members.

  • Protect Yourself and Your Firm
    Protect Yourself and Your Firm

    Take advantage of NYSBA insurance solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of attorneys — including optimal business insurance, outstanding employee benefits and personal coverage.

  • Stand Up for Human and Civil Rights
    Stand Up for Human and Civil Rights

    NYSBA stands with the most vulnerable in our society including immigrants, refugees, children, and sexual assault and domestic violence victims by providing legal advice, funding and advocacy in our communities.

What our members are saying

"Being a part of NYSBA is part of being a lawyer."
David M. Schraver

"My NYSBA membership is invaluable. It has enabled me to enhance my knowledge, hone my skills, and develop useful relationships with recognized leaders — all within my practice area."
Sharon T. Hoskins

"I can tell you that my real-world leadership experience in NYSBA's Young Lawyers Section allows me to meet firsthand with many successful and influential attorneys."
Michael D. Mann

"My NYSBA membership helps me keep in touch with the pulse of our profession. It continually updates me on the issues most pressing to my practice."
Fernado A. Bohorquez

Don't let your NYSBA membership lapse, enroll in Automatic Renewal.

Why Automatic Renewal?
  • Continuous membership. Ensure your exclusive benefits and services continue without interruption.
  • Saves time. One less bill to deal with or phone call to make.
  • Environmentally friendly. Less paper generated with fewer mailings.
  • You will be notified each year/month with a reminder before your credit card is charged