Corporate Counsel Section Committees

 Technology and New Media - This Committee works to leverage technology and multimedia platforms in order to better serve our members to help them better connect with each other and the Committee activities via social media and by creating a more robust experience on the  NYSBA.org website. The Committee is also charged with implementing and improving use of technology and emerging media in presenting, preserving and distributing CLE and other Committee events, programs and content. 

Continuing Legal Education and Meetings - This Committee is charged with planning the educational part of the Section’s offerings, including CLE presented at the Annual Meeting in January, the biennial Ethics for Corporate Counsel program given even year autumns, and the biennial Corporate Counsel Institute provided in odd numbered years in the fall.

Diversity - This Committee is charged with formulating and implementing the Section’s response to the NYSBA President’s Section Diversity Challenge with the goal of increasing not only the number of “diverse” members in our Section, but also increasing their participation in Section activities and leadership positions, and the ability of the Section to address their needs.

INSIDE/ Publications - This Committee is responsible for putting together and publishing the Section’s newsletter INSIDE that we distribute free to Section members, and that generally comes out three times a year.

Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program - This Committee is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the Section’s Diversity Internship program, named in honor of former NYSBA President Kenneth G. Standard. The Section works with various New York State law schools each year to select several “diverse” law students to apply for summer internships in corporate law departments with New York State based companies or organizations that are willing to pay at least half the $6,000 stipend that is granted to each intern, with Section funds supplying the other half. The hiring company decides which applicant(s) to select from the pool supplied by the law schools. The Section also pays the full $6,000 stipend for at least one “diverse” intern to work as an intern for a not-for-profit and now works through the New York Bar Foundation to fund one NFP intern. This Committee has also set up a mentoring program for internship alumni. KGS Diversity Internship Committee Roster

Membership - This Committee works in various ways to help maintain and increase Section membership each year and sponsors occasional Membership Appreciation and Networking events as a benefit to Section members.

Pro Bono - This Committee works to encourage and facilitate pro bono legal work, including promoting rules governing the practice of law by in-house counsel to enable in-house counsel (whether licensed or registered) to effeciently provide pro bono services free from unneccessary restrictions.

Executive Committee Roster 


Are you interested in volunteering for a Section Committee? Please email Patricia Johnson, Staff Attorney Liaison, to indicate the committee(s) you wish to join.  Thank you!