Q: Does membership in the
NYSBA entitle an attorney to practice in New York?
No. The NYSBA is not the official New York Bar and is not responsible for
attorney licenses or registration. Please contact the NYS Office of Court
Administration (OCA), the official licensing/registration unit: 212.428.2800, or visit www.nycourts.gov
Q: As a licensed attorney, how
often do I have to pay my NYSBA Membership dues versus my licensing fees?
NYSBA membership dues are voluntary and are paid annually. Licensing fees with
the NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA) are mandatory and are paid
biennially by all attorneys engaged in the active practice of law. For
information regarding NYSBA membership dues, call 800.582.2452. For information
regarding OCA licensing fees, call 212.428.2800.