A Message from Your Membership Co-Chairs
Sherry Levin Wallach
Member since 1996
Welcome and Thank You
On behalf of the New York State Bar Association, we welcome you to Module 1 of the New Member Orientation Program.
The New York State Bar Association thrives on new "blood" and has many opportunities for lawyers who want to make a difference. One of the most important things you can do as member is to affiliate yourself with at least one of our many Committees or Sections, which, among many other benefits, can provide you with substantive information pertaining to your area of practice.
You've already taken the first step by joining and participating in this New Member Orientation Program. We hope you find it useful. We look forward to working with you now and in the years ahead. Together, we can help shape the State Bar of the 21st century.
If you have any questions concerning your membership, please don't hesitate to contact the Membership Services Department at (518) 487-5577, or via email at email@example.com. Again, thank you and welcome to the great New York State Bar Association.
Again, thank you and welcome to the great New York State Bar Association.
New Member Orientation
The New York State Bar Association welcomes you to Module 1: An Introduction to the New York State Bar Association. You may view Module 1 by choosing one of the chapter titles from the menu.
New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association was founded in Albany, New York on November 21, 1876 and, one year later, by legislative act, was written into the state constitution as part of Chapter 210.
With more than 76,000 members, NYSBA is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary statewide association of lawyers. It is a private, non-profit corporation.
- Shaped the legal profession's development in New York
- Educated lawyers and the public
- Responded to society's changing needs.
- The New York State Bar Association membership is composed of practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, government officials, court administrators and law students.
- NYSBA represents practitioners in specialized areas of law, as well as affiliated, law-related organizations and groups with specific interests and needs.
- Cultivate the science of jurisprudence
- Promote reform in the law
- Facilitate the administration of justice
- Elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession
- Regular members who live and/or work in New York
- Non-resident member attorneys who do not live or work in New York and
- Law and graduated law students awaiting admission
The New York State Bar Association is governed by the House of Delegates, which is comprised of members representing the thirteen judicial districts of New York State, as well as NYSBA's 25 Sections.
Patricia K. Bucklin
NYSBA Staff Contacts
Questions or Concerns?
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly by calling the New York State Bar Membership Services Department at 1.518.487.5577, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Membership Services staff is happy to assist. They are: