Municipal Law Section

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  • Section Events
    • May 8, 2015: Municipal Counsel Committee

      The Municipal Counsel Committee is aimed at Section members who are attorneys for municipal entities or serve in a similar capacity either in house or in private practice.  This committee will address issues such as advising local boards, drafting local laws, procurement, and open meetings and FOIL.

      The committee meets quarterly via conference call starting at 10:00 a.m.: 
      May 8th
      Aug. 7th
      Nov. 6th

      If you would like to join the committee or would like more information please email Beth Gould at

    • June 12, 2015: Ethics Committee

      The Ethics Committee address issues such as statutory conflicts of interest, gifts to public officials, local ethics codes and boards of ethics, appearances of impropriety, lobbying acts, and Rule of Professional Conduct specific to municipal attorneys and practice.

      The Committee meets quarterly via conference call at 10:00 a.m.:  
      March 13
      June 12
      September 11
      December 11

      If you would like to join the committee or would like more information please email Beth Gould at

    • Save-the-Date 2015 Fall Meeting: September 25-27

      Joint Fall Meeting with Labor & Employment Law Section

      Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
      The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

      For additional information, contact Cathy Teeter at 518-487-5573

  • Ethics for Municipal Lawyers

    The Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is proud to offer its members and members of the general public this complete resource center on Municipal Ethics. Below please find links to PDF versions of articles, statutes, and NYS Attorney General's Opinion letters.

    Attorney General Opinions 

    Ethics For Municipal Lawyers

    Ethics Litigation Papers

    Ethics Presentations

    Municipal Lawyer Ethics Columns

    Sample Ethics Laws

    Sample Financial Disclosure Forms

  • Legal Resources for Municipal Lawyers

    Welcome to the Municipal Law Section's Legal Resource Center!

    To assist you with resources the Section has prepared accessible lists of resources available in New York State. Click below on the links to help guide you to our resources:

    Ethics for Municipal Lawyers 

    General Municipal Law Legal Links (for a variety of legal resources)

    Municipal Laws 

    Sample Local Laws and Ordinances  

    New York Municipal Guide

  • Municipal Lawyer


    The Municipal Lawyer features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of municipal law on various topics including land use, zoning, ethics, and environmental issues. The Municipal Lawyer is published quarterly by the Municipal Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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