About the Senior Lawyers Section
As people are living and working longer, the definition of what it means to be a senior continues to evolve. The demographics affect us all, including lawyers. In July of 2006, the New York State Bar Association formed a special committee to recognize such lawyers and the unique issues that they face. As the result of the work of this committee, the House of Delegates approved creation of the first Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.
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 is hereby created and charged with the mission of:
Scope of Activities
The Senior Lawyers Section seeks to address such issues as: