As published in The Senior Lawyer:
Spring 2010, The Senior Lawyer
The Senior Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association has done
extremely well during its first year of operation. As of January 12, 2010 we had
1,073 members. Needless to say the overwhelming majority of the members have
been admitted for more than 10 years. More than 65% of the members are sole
practitioners or members of firms of five or fewer members. More than 80% of the
members are male. Our membership is spread throughout each judicial district in
the State, with the largest numbers coming from the First District, Ninth
District and Tenth District.
As you know, the Section did not charge any dues during this first year. In
2010 the dues will be $20. It will be interesting to see if there is any
appreciable shrinkage in our membership.
The Membership Committee continues to look for means to recruit new members
to our Section and would be appreciative of any ideas that any members may have.
In fact we invite you to join the Membership Committee by contacting either one
of us at the e-mail addresses below.
Fall 2009, The Senior Lawyer
The Section Membership is now 1,225 and compares very favorably with other
Sections that have been in existence for considerably longer. Incentives for
increased membership and member retention include personal, direct contacts
through the Section Web site, including the link to www.linkedin.com, Materials of Interest and
other features of the site.
The gender demographic of the Section is 80% male and 20% female, which is
generally similar to the ratio in the State Bar. The preponderance of the
members are in solo practice or in firms of nine persons or under. A letter from
Michael Getnick, President of the New York Bar Association, has challenged us to
increase our membership by 10% in the coming year. With your help we can reach
Charles A. Goldberger