NYSBA Career Resources

NYSBA's Job Search Tools including email alerts

NYSBA Committee on Lawyers in Transition

Visit the committee Web site to find resources targeted to attorneys looking to re-enter the work force

Law Practice Management and Solo/Small Firm Resources

LPM offers guidance and CLE programming relating to the work place

The Solo/Small Firm Resource Center offers tools and assistance for those considering opening their own practice

Lawyer Assistance Program

This Bar program provides confidential hotline access and resources for members facing stress management, time management and drug or alcohol concerns.

Lawyer Referral SERVICE

  • Add your name to the list of attorneys receiving client referrals from the New York State Bar Association.   View our web page for a list of eligible counties.

Pro Bono, Public Service, Assigned Counsel and Volunteer Programs

  • Volunteer Opportunity for Commercial Litigators:

    If you are a commercial litigator with at least two years of experience and find yourself between jobs, an opportunity to assist the Honorable Melvin Schweitzer, a judge in the Commercial Division New York County on a pro bono basis, has just opened up. You will be assisting with research, bench memos, and conferences. If you have the time and are willing to commit to 15 hours per week please email lawyersintransition@gmail.com to express your interest.

  • Work with Pro Bono to learn new areas or stay involved. Visit NYSBA's Pro Bono Web site and learn more about the Empire State Counsel designation

  • NYSBA's  Committee on Attorneys in Public Service provides resources including the Government, Law & Policy Journal for those seeking public service opportunities

  • Assigned Counsel (18B) Application Form for NY State Courts

  • The Office of Court administration has launched a  Volunteer Attorneys Program to assist pro se litigants. Attorneys will be available to provide legal advice and assistance to self-represented litigants. Free training and CLE Credit is offered.

Law School Careers Centers

Law school career centers in New York and other locations may be of assistance to you

Networking Tools

Maximize your networking opportunities by taking advantage of the following online resources: