New York Bar Associations
New York Bar Associations - Statewide
- New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Albany
1 Elk Street, Albany 12207, Phone: (518) 463-3200
The Association's objectives are: to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reform in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill and courtesy in the legal profession.CLE
- Injured Workers' Bar Association, Hempstead
The IWBA strives to protect the interests of injured workers by actively participating in administrative policy decisions, by formulating and advocating an action agenda for change and by monitoring relevant legislative activity. We work closely with other legal and labor organizations to advance the interests of injured workers in New York and across the nation.
- New York Criminal & Civil Courts Bar Association, New York
Founded in 1893, the New York Criminal & Civil Courts Bar Association has been accurately described in the Congressional Record as a "crusading bar association when others were straightlaced and never involved in controversy."
- New York Criminal Bar Association, New York
The New York Criminal Bar Association is a not-for-profit association organized to protect and preserve the rights of individuals accused of crimes and to serve as a unifying force for criminal defense lawyers in the New York City metropolitan area.
- New York Women's Bar Association (NYWBA), New York
The New York Women's Bar Association, founded in 1935, is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the status of women in society, educating women lawyers and assisting them in professional development and advancement, and promoting the fair and equal administration of justice. The Association accomplishes these goals through the work of its committees, the presentation of continuing legal education programs, and the evaluation of judicial candidates. Through its affiliation with the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, the Association also reviews and comments on proposed legislation and policy initiatives at the state, federal and international levels that are of concern to women and children.CLE
- Puerto Rican Bar Association, New York
Today, the PRBA has grown from a handful of attorney to over 500 members representing the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and students of Latino descent who share a common interest in fostering professional development in the legal community and addressing issues that are important to other Latino communities as a whole.
- South Asian Bar Association of New York, New York
SABANY is dedicated to ensuring the civil liberties of the South Asian community in New York, by acting as a conduit between the South Asian community and legal services and educational programs in the area. In addition, we are committed to promoting the professional development of the South Asian legal community through networking, advocacy and mentoring. It is our goal to educate South Asian Americans about their legal system and to encourage more participation by our community in the legal profession. Please join us in achieving our goals.
- Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY), New York
Promote the advance of the status of women in Society and of women in the legal profession; Promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and Act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.CLE
New York Bar Associations - Local
- Albany County Bar Association (ACBA), Albany
One Of The ACBA’s Missions Is To Enhance the image of the legal profession through the community. The ACBA does this by providing continuing legal education at reasonable prices, committees and events to promote your professional growth and personal contacts.CLE
- Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC), Buffalo
The Bar Association of Erie County was chartered on June 17, 1887, "to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice; to elevate the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and to cherish the spirit of brotherhood among the members thereof."
- Bronx County Bar Association, Bronx
The Bar Association serves as a resource for members of the public seeking to secure legal representation in criminal, civil or administrative proceedings. The Bar Association also serves as a resource for attorneys practicing in Bronx County by providing a law library to members of the bar, computer access in the court house, on going lectures and continuing education projects/seminars and acting as a liaison between members of the bar and the courts with respect to the constant goal of improving the efficiency and equity of the court system. It is dedicated to helping its members earn their living and practice law in a professional manner, and to enhance the reputation of the legal profession.CLE
- Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn CLE
- Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, Brooklyn
The mission of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association is to eliminate gender bias in the court, to acknowledge and advance the skills and status of women lawyers in the profession, and to promote, protect and further the rights of all women.
- Broome County Bar Association, Binghamton
The Broome County Bar Association, located in Binghamton, New York, was incorporated on April 23, 1906. The objectives of the Association are to: advance the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, serve the public, elevate the standards of integrity, honor and competence in the legal profession and particularly of the practicing lawyer, and promote a spirit of collegiality among its members.CLE
- Capital District Women's Bar Association (CDWBA), Albany
CDWBA's mission is: to promote the advancement of women in the Capital region who are involved in or affected by the legal system, to encourage the fair and impartial administration of justice, to provide public service and community education, and to offer forums which enable members to foster legal, business, and personal relationships. CDWBA is an active and vibrant testament to creative, thoughtful minds striving to better our profession and our community. It is also an organization of colleagues and friends who support one another and who are dedicated to its goals of Equality, Leadership and Progress.
- Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA), Latham
The CRBBA is an organization comprised of local bankruptcy attorneys throughout the capital region of New York. Its main purpose is to provide educational support and networking between the members and local bankruptcy practitioners.CLE
- Central New York Women's Bar Association (WBASNY), Syracuse
The mission of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association is to promote justice for all, regardless of sex; to advance the social, economic and legal status of women through the law; to expand opportunities for women and to raise the level of competence and integrity in the legal profession.
- Cortland County Bar Association, Cortland
- Delaware County Bar Association, Albany
- Dominican Bar Association (DBA), New York
To increase professional opportunities for Dominican-American, native Dominican and Latino attorneys in the U.S. legal profession; To assist native Dominican lawyers and attorneys of other nationalities in meeting the requirements for the practice of law in the U.S., including assisting foreign attorneys in obtaining the Foreign Legal Consultant License issued by the Court of Appeals of the State of New York and its counterpart in other U.S. states; To assist in the recruitment and retention of Dominicans and Latinos in U.S. law schools and provide students with mentoring, scholarships and other assistance; To partner with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to foster greater participation in the U.S. legal system by the Dominican and Latino communities; To address issues of concern to the Dominican and Latino communities in the U.S.; To safeguard the civil rights of the Dominican and Latino communities and to empower said communities to fully participate in American society through public education and outreach; and To ensure fairness and diversity in Judicial appointments by serving on various judicial screening panels and committees.
- Dutchess County Bar Association (DCBA), Poughkeepsie
To improve the quality and accessibility of justice, promote respect for and understanding of the law, enhance professional growth, fulfillment, excellence, collegiality and diversity among its members, serve as a voice of the profession and to assist in the betterment of the life of the community.
- Lewis County Bar Association (LCBA), Lowville
- Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), New York
MBBA provides a unique platform for professional development and legal education, networking, and strategy for law. It promotes the exchange of information between lawyers and legal associations, covering all areas of law and public and professional interests.CLE
- Monroe County Bar Association, Rochester
Our 2200+ members actively demonstrate their committment to serving both the interests of the legal community, and the interests of all who reside in our upstate community and who cherish the social order that the law provides.
- Nassau County Bar Association, Mineola
Today, nearly 6,000 strong, its members carry on historical traditions interacting in all phases of the legal profession; as private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students. Association members have the opportunity to participate in more than 60 working committees and a variety of programs which strive to confront the challenges and changing needs of the legal profession and the community at large. Young attorneys draw on the experience of their more established counterparts as our lawyers work together on a diversity of projects. Large law firms as well as single practitioners find value in membership.CLE
- Nassau County Women's Bar Association (NCWBA), Garden City
Promote the advancement of the status of women in a society and of women in the legal profession; to promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national, and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.
- New York City Bar Association, New York
"Because of the strength and dedication of its members, the Association continually renews its spirit and that of the community it serves."CLE
- Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Syracuse
The mission of NDNY-FCBA is to foster the highest professional and ethical standards for all attorneys practicing in the Northern District of New York by providing continuing legal education, providing a liaison between the Federal Bench and the local bar, monitoring and proposing changes to the Local and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and performing such other acts as to further enhance the standards of federal practice in the District.
- Oneida County Bar Association, Utica
The OCBA shall: Maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law; Promote suitable reforms and necessary improvements in the law; Facilitate the administration of Justice; Elevate the standards of integrity, professional competence, and courtesy in the legal profession; Cultivate and cherish the spirit of friendship among the members of the Association; Foster other kindred purposes; Cultivate the science of jurisprudence; Promote reform in the law; Facilitate the administration of justice; Elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession; Influence positively the quality of life of the community; Cultivate a spirit of good fellowship among members.CLE
- Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA), Syracuse
The Association's functions are to foster growth of the science of law, promote law reform, to facilitate the process of justice, to maintain high standards of ethics in the legal profession, and support worthwhile projects.CLE
- Ontario County Bar Association, Geneva
- Oswego County Bar Association, Oswego
The general purpose of the Bar Association: To maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law; To promote suitable reforms and necessary improvements in the law; To facilitate the administration of justice; To elevate the standards of integrity, professional competence, and courtesy in the legal profession; To cultivate and cherish the spirit of friendship among the members of the Association; and To foster other kindred purposes.
- Queens County Bar Association (QCBA), Jamaica
The Queens County Bar Association has rendered service to the legal profession and to the Queens, New York, community since it was founded in 1876. We have approximately two thousand members, including many distinguished members of the Bench and Bar. With sixty (60) active committees our Association concerns itself with a wide variety of legal areas and service to the public.CLE
- Richmond County Bar Association (RCBA), Staten Island
Since 1909, the Richmond County Bar Association has been dedicated to advancing its members' professional development, promoting the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law, and facilitating access to legal services for the Richmond County community. The RCBA encourages quality and ethics in the practice of law through the professional development of our members. We strive to provide a more effective delivery of legal services for the Staten Island community, while upholding the integrity of the judiciary and the dignity of the profession of law.CLE
- Rockland County Bar Association, New City
The Rockland County Bar Association is a nonprofit, professional, association with over 600 members. We are the sixth-largest volunteer bar association outside of New York City. We are committed to maintain the dignity of the profession of the law, and increase its usefulness in promoting the development of the law; the due administration of justice, the mutual improvement and social intercourse of its members under the restrictions and regulations established by its By Laws.CLE
- Rockland County Women’s Bar Association (RCWBA), West Nyack
Promote the advancement of the status of women in society and of women in the legal profession; promote the fair and equal administration of justice; and to act as a unified voice for its members with respect to issues of statewide, national and international significance to women generally and to women attorneys in particular.
- Saratoga County Bar Association, Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga County Bar Association, which presently has about 300 members, was founded in 1911. The Association was formed to cultivate the art of jurisprudence, to promote advancement in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to promote the highest standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and to encourage a spirit of fellowship among its members. The fellowship among our membership and desire to serve our community are the hallmarks of our Association.
- Schenectady County Bar Association, Mineola
The Schenectady County Bar Association is an Association of lawyers, mindful of their unique role in the relationship between the community and the law, is formed to facilitate the administration of justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, promote the intersts and welfare of the profession, particulary of the practicing lawyer, and to cherish the spirt of collegiality among its members. The SCBA was incorporated in 1916 as a non profit corporation.
- Suffolk County Women's Bar Association, Great River
- Tompkins County Bar Association, Ithaca
The Tompkins County Bar Association was incorporated in 1912 when a group of lawyers met to promote “the science of jurisprudence, the administration of justice, and to maintain the integrity, honor, courtesy and dignity of the profession of law.
- Warren County Bar Association, Lebanon
The Association is formed to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, to assist the public in obtaining legal representation, to promote reform in the Law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to maintain the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and to promote and cherish a spirit of fellowship among its members.
- Westchester County Bar Association (WCBF), White Plains
The Westchester County Bar Association, established on February 11, 1896, is a not-for-profit corporation with a voluntary membership of more than 2,200 lawyers. The purpose of the Association is to promote the ends of justice, to cultivate jurisprudence, to afford access to the courts to all who seek redress, to facilitate the administration of justice, to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, competence and courtesy in the legal profession, and to participate with all members of society in seeking and perfecting the common good.CLE