NEW FOR 2013-2014
We never stop improving our resources for our members. We help you advance your knowledge, connections and career. We deliver the greatest value possible for your membership.
NEW www.nysba.org! With a responsive design that allows you to have
specialized views delivered right to your devices. Resources that are available to you include:
an online marketplace; a search engine tailored to the profession;
self-service options for printing invoices, receipts and CLE certificates;
as well as easy access to blogs and Communities
(see next bullet). Use the MyNYSBA page to automatically retrieve and organize
the information relevant to your practice.
- Online Section-wide
communities – act as
a virtual network to grow your career. Communities are private, online professional
networks, built on the concept of listserves that offer enhanced features such
as collaboration tools and document libraries. They offer you tools to help you connect, network and work collaboratively with fellow NYSBA members.
free legal research service – NYSBA members receive FREE and unlimited
access to a substantial number of libraries, and an 80% discount (that’s
just $195 per year) on unlimited access to the full Fastcase law library which
includes all Federal and State research libraries. And for NYSBA’s newly admitted
attorney members: you get free access to the full Fastcase research libraries
for your first two years after you are admitted. The Fastcase Collection
includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions.
- NYSBA Women’s
Community – designed to help connect women attorneys with NYSBA and each
other for professional success. A quarterly Community newsletter will provide
interviews with prominent attorneys, updates on current issues and various
practice tips and valuable advice. The NYSBA website will
also include a women’s resource center with links to relevant content, as well
as a private online professional Community.
CLE Continuing Legal Education
For New York-law specific CLE seminars and products: go to
www.nysba.org/CLE. With courses taught
by the state’s leading legal minds, we deliver you the highest-quality education
With NYSBA CLE you can:
- Save time
with the Advanced CLE Search: smart filters eliminate search results not
pertinent to your search and help you target the specific content you need; CLE
specific-search allows you to find programs by topic, date, location, credits
or format; and, search including CLE is available from every page.
- Save money with a significant members-only 40% discount.
- We offer more than 225 live programs, webinars,
teleconferences and webcasts, and programs available on CD, and DVD.
- Save even more time with CLE audio files – downloadable for
use with iPod and MP3 players.
- Record your credits online – the www.nysba.org updated CLE
page includes a special CLE Credit Tracker showing the number and type of
credits for each course; and credits earned through NYSBA are automatically,
- Take advantage of members-only discounts on
Section-sponsored CLE seminars, plus more than 40 CLE sessions every January,
all under one roof, at our Annual Meeting
We deliver more accurate
information every day. NYSBA helps you stay informed on New York law.
With NYSBA membership
you get complimentary subscriptions to three publications in print form and
convenient, online searchable archives:
- NYSBA Journal delivers substantive articles on current legal
- New York State Law Digest features monthly analysis of Court of
- State Bar News highlights NYSBA legislative actions and member
With NYSBA membership
you also have access to an increasing variety of timely, electronic and print
communications, tools and resources including:
- NEW Communities to help you connect, network and work
together on projects with colleagues via enhanced features such as
collaboration tools and document libraries (see page 10 for greater detail).
Communities also conveniently house all your social media avenues: Blogs, Twitter
feeds, LinkedIn groups, Facebook pages and YouTube Channels
- Section newsletters and publications to help you stay informed of developments in your areas of
- NYSBA Benefits e-newsletter to save you time and
money on products and services geared for attorneys.
- FREE Ethics App for your mobile device to help you avoid
- FREE webcast series for new attorneys for the early stages
of your career.
- Government, Law and Policy Journal to
help you understand in-depth public policy issues and trends**
Plus, with NYSBA membership you get convenient law
practice and career resources:
- CLIO cloud-based practice management tool –
a NYSBA member exclusive, CLIO is a 100%
web-based legal practice management system
that meets the specific needs of solo and small firm practitioners; ongoing NYSBA members receive a 10%
lifetime discount; newly admitted attorneys receive a one-year FREE period; go
to www.nysba.org/CLIO for a free trial.
- The acclaimed, online
Solo and Small Firm Resource Center found on www.nysba.org/lpm for successful
practice management – features the popular Smallfirmville blog, free sample
forms, practical tools for solo and small firms, ethics opinions, business
continuity plans, and e-mail contacts for asking questions, among other
- The NYSBA Career Center found on www.nysba.org/jobs and powered by JobTarget – offers a full
featured job service board with FREE, confidential resume posting for members
for one year; exclusive access to posted ads for 14 days; additional, comprehensive
job, employment and careers resources; connections to job listings; and, links
to key elements of any career transition.
With the ALL NEW www.nysba.org you get the following
features and benefits:
- New Intuitive
Navigation - drop down and fly out menus make all major content areas
accessible directly from the home page.
- Sortable Events - Locate CLE, Section and NYSBA events more easily.
- By Members for
Members - Articles and blog posts written by members.
- Reports - Recently
approved substantive reports.
- Members Only - A
new navigation area consolidating all members-only offerings including
publications, legal research, benefits, MyNYSBA and more.
- Policy and Advocacy -A new navigation area highlighting the work of the Association.
- Communities -Gives you direct access to NYSBA’s private online professional Communities from
the home page or your mobile device.
- Login - Log in
just once and stay logged in to NYSBA’s website and Communities.
Sections & Committees
your one-stop resource for networking and professional development
opportunities. Make valuable personal
contacts. Establish life-long friendships. With NYSBA Sections and Committees you can:
- Connect, network and work collaboratively
with NEW Section-wide communities – private, online professional networks,
built on the concept of listserves.
- Mix and mingle with some of the state’s
finest legal minds – Section and Committee
networking events with judges and prominent attorneys.
- Save money – members receive
significant discounts on Section-sponsored continuing legal education seminars.
- Enhance your knowledge – practice-specific Section publications that help you stay informed
of developments .
You can choose from NYSBA’s 25 Sections:
& Federal Litigation; Corporate
Resolution; Elder Law; Entertainment,
& Sports Law; Environmental
Drug & Cosmetic Law; General
Property Law; International; Judicial (limited to judges of New York courts of record and judges of United States courts who reside in the state); Labor
& Employment Law; Municipal
Property Law; Senior Lawyers (limited to attorneys age 55 and over); Tax; Torts,
Insurance & Compensation Law; Trial
& Estates Law; and Young
Lawyers (open to law students and attorneys admitted less than 10 years) .
Committees you can influence the legislation that impacts your profession.
out NYSBA’s complete list of committees at www.nysba.org/committees.
Insurance & Financial Services
Designed especially for attorneys like you, NYSBA’s insurance and
financial products add up to savings that often cover or even exceed the cost
Professional Liability Coverage – 800.265.2876 x 11352. Carrier CNA
From solo attorneys to large firms, with NEW credits for NYSBA members: NEW 5% NYSBA membership credit. This 5% credit will be applied to your
Lawyers’ Professional Liability Policy premium for membership in the NYSBA, on
a per-attorney basis. NEW 7.5% risk
control credit per attorney for two years after completing a qualifying CNA
risk management seminar.
- Business Insurance – 855.874.1266.
Workers’ Compensation Dividend Program, Business Insurance Package,
Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), Directors & Officers
coverage (D&O), Cyber Liability and Crime & Fiduciary Liability.
- Medical – 888.834.3664. Medical Benefit Plans – You have access to three comprehensive PPO
medical plans and one EPO plan option, all including prescription drug
- Dental Benefits – An optional dental program is available through United
- Wellness Programs – Earn up to $300 a year for designated health &
wellness activities. Or take advantage
of MVP Health Care’s award winning disease management programs and discounts.
- Extensive Provider Network – Access to CIGNA Health Care’s extensive
network of nearly 500,000 doctors and specialists and 5,000 hospitals and
healthcare facilities; and MVP Health Care’s strong regional network of more
than 19,000 providers and 150 hospitals and facilities.
- Life and Disability – 877.245.8550. Underwritten by New York Life
Insurance Company – Group Term Life Insurance, Group Long-Term Disability
- Personal & Financial – 877.245.8550. Auto, Home and Renters,
and Accidental Death and Dismemberment.
- Long Term Care – 800.616.8759.
- Credit cards – NYSBA Platinum
Plus® for Business MasterCard® from Bank of America
(800.598.8791, code UABOJO); and, NYSBA Platinum Plus® MasterCard®
Credit Card with World Points® Rewards
from Bank of America (800.932.2775, code UAA8G9).
- NYSBA-endorsed ABA
retirement funds – 800.826.8901. Profit sharing, 401(k), defined
benefit, target benefit, and other plans.
We work actively
to influence government policy for the advancement of the profession – and your
practice. The Association’s 2013-2014 legislative priorities program
encompasses the following:
of New York’s Justice System
of New York’s Juvenile Justice System
- Revision of the
Not-For-Profit Corporation Law
- Sealing Records
re: Conviction of Certain Crimes
- Support for the Legal