Employment at NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association, a nonprofit professional association, seeks to fill the following positions:

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. All applicants should send a resume with qualifications, letter of application and salary requirements in confidence to:

New York State Bar Association
Attn: Human Resources
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
[email protected]
(518) 487-5544 (FAX)  

Download the NYSBA Employment Application Here.

Senior Counsel, Governmental Relations
The Senior Counsel, Governmental Relations will direct the development and implementation of the Association’s governmental relations program, including representing the interests of the Association before the New York State legislature, the Governor’s office, State agencies and others, conducting legal research, reviewing legal issues and collaborating with others to develop and advance concepts for legislative and Association initiatives, policy positions and programming. The Senior Counsel’s duties also involve working with member leadership and colleagues to develop and advance overall legislative strategy, reviewing legislation to find possible areas of interest for Association sections and committees, reviewing all legislation reports, tracking legislation, participating in managing the governmental relations unit and supervising staff, as well as assisting Association sections and committees in the development of legislative positions and serving as staff liaison to certain Association committees. Minimum qualifications include five to seven years of experience in the legislative and lobbying field. A Juris Doctor and having passed the bar exam required. Supervisory experience required. Experience in researching, drafting and developing legislation preferred.  Direct experience in monitoring legislation in the New York State Legislature also preferred.  The successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and must be a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational abilities. 

Assistant Director of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs
The Assistant Director of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs will assist in the development and implementation of the Association’s governmental relations program, including representing the interests of the Association before the New York State legislature, the Governor’s office, State agencies and others, conducting legal research, reviewing legal issues and collaborating with others to develop and advance concepts for legislative and Association initiatives and policy positions. The Assistant Director’s duties also involve working with member leadership and colleagues to develop and advance overall legislative strategy, reviewing legislation to find possible areas of interest for Association sections and committees, reviewing all legislation reports, tracking legislation, as well as assisting Association sections and committees in the development of legislative positions and serving as staff liaison to certain Association committees. Minimum qualifications include at least five to seven years of experience in the legislative and lobbying field.  A Juris Doctor and having passed the bar exam preferred.  Experience in researching, drafting and developing legislation preferred.  Direct experience in monitoring legislation in the New York State Legislature also preferred.  Supervisory experience a plus. The successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and must be a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational abilities.