Automated Installment Plan (AIP)

Save time with direct payment - an easy, safe, and convenient way to pay your NYSBA membership dues!

NYSBA's Automated Installment Plan (AIP) enables NYSBA members to conveniently pay dues by credit card. By enrolling in this program, NYSBA members can make one full payment, two payments, three payments, or four payments directly from their credit card on or about the 25th of relative month(s) For more information, call NYSBA's State Bar Service Center at 800.582.2452/518.463.3200.

An enrollment form is located on the back of your dues invoice.

Pay Later with NYSBA's Automated Installment Plan (AIP)

AIP Enrollment Form (PDF)

AIP Cancellation Form (PDF)

AIP Change Request Form (PDF)

Questions?

Q: What is the Automated Installment Plan (AIP)?
A: AIP allows you to pay your dues in up to four (4) monthly installments, directly debited from your credit card account: 1, 2, 3 or 4 payments on or about the 25th of the relative month(s). All installment payments must be completed by August 25, 2015. Those opting into the installment payment program in May, June, July or August of the current year may have their payments consolidated and accelerated to meet this requirement. The AIP payment process automatically renews each year, freeing you from having to resubmit your payment information each year.

Q: Who can sign up for AIP?
A: Individual NYSBA members who are responsible for paying their own membership fees can use AIP.

Q: What are the benefits of AIP?
A: Save time. Go green. No checks to write; no payments to mail; no late payments; no disruption in your membership. Also, breaking up your payments over a two or three month period may be easier on your budget.

Q: How do I sign up for AIP?
A: The following AIP enrollment options are available:

  1. Download the AIP Enrollment Form (PDF) above, or contact NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center at 800.582.2452/518.463.3200 to request a form. Return with your signature to: State Bar Service Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, or fax to 518.463.5993.
  2. AIP enrollment forms are also included on the back of annual membership invoices and may be submitted in the return envelope provided.

Q: How will I know when a payment is made or how much was paid? Will I get an invoice?
A: NYSBA will send you a notice of your payment deduction. Deductions also appear on your monthly account statements. If any of these dates fall on a holiday, the money is deducted on the previous business day.

NOTE: All installment payments must be completed by August 25, 2015. Those opting into the installment payment program in May, June, July or August of the current year may have their payments consolidated and accelerated to meet this requirement.

Q: How do I change or update my AIP account?
A: To update your account information or preferences, please contact NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center at 800.582.2452/518.463.3200, fax 518.463.5993, or download and submit the AIP Change Request Form listed above.

Q: How do I reconcile any problems I may have with AIP?
A: Please call NYSBA’s State Bar Service Center at 800.582.2452/518.463.3200, or the Accounting Department at 518.487.5516.

Q: What if I don’t have enough money in my account when AIP is posted to my account?
A: You are obligated to have enough money in your account to make AIP payments, just as you must have funds in an account to cover a check. If you do not have enough money in an account, your financial institution can return the transaction, and charge returned fees.

Q: How do I cancel AIP?
A: Simply download the cancellation form above, or send your cancellation in writing to: NYSBA, State Bar Service Center, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, or fax: 518.463.5993.

Q: How long does AIP continue?
A: AIP continues every year, so you will not need to resubmit your account information each year. You will receive pre-notification before each annual renewal period. AIP only ends when express cancellation is received.