Municipal Law Section

  • Mark Davies Video Photo
    The Municipal Law Section Learn more about the benefits of join the Municipal Law Section! Click on the photo to hear from the Section Chair.
  • New York City Skyline Photo
    New York City Skyline NYSBA Annual Meeting | January 26-31, 2015
  • Section Events
    • Municipal Law Section Annual Meeting: January 29

      Topics Include:

      U.S. Supreme Court Case Update—Last Term’s Blockbusters and Preview of Key Cases to be Decided This Term, Including Employment Law, First Amendment, and RLUIPA
      Hot Topics in Municipal Finance—Recent Developments Involving SEC and Municipal Bond Disclosures, IRS Audits of Municipal Bonds and High Profile Municipal Bankruptcy Proceedings
      Law of the Land—Land Use Law Update
      Telecommunications Law and FCC Rulings Update
      An Interactive Guide to the Intricacies of State and Local Ethics Law—with Hypotheticals

      Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m
      Lunch on your own.12:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
      Meeting resumes 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    • 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 Sections 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

    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. Edited by Prof. Rodger Citron and Prof. Sarah Adams-Schoen, the Municipal Lawyer is a publication of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. It is published quarterly and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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