Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State

Mission Statement

The Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State is first and foremost an organization for bar leaders dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. 

The Committee works to advance the objectives of the organized bar, encourages communication and collaboration among bar associations, promotes leadership development for present and future bar leaders, hosts workshops and programs that provide educational opportunities and foster networking. 

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IT'S On - Bar Leadership Retreat - September 28 & 29, 2018

The Committee for Bar Leaders and the Committee on Leadership Development are pleased to sponsor the Retreat at the New York Bar Center in Albany, NY.

The retreat is open to leaders of all bar associations, including board members, committee chairs, executive directors of staffed bar associations and any attorney who wants to participate in relevant discussions that address topics needed by leaders not only for their associations, but for use in today’s legal profession. 

Click the link above for the detailed Retreat agenda. A room block is available at the nearby Hampton Inn for discounted rooms Friday, September 28. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat!

2018 Bar Leadership Retreat Sponsors

Join these sponsors in supporting the Retreat and take advantage of various attendee packages. Please contact Mark Wilson at for more information.

Silver Level
New York State Bar Association International Section

Patricia L.R. Rodriguez, Esq., Attorney-at-Law

New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Onondaga County Bar Foundation

With Recognition and Thanks Also to

New York State Bar Association Judicial Section
Stewart Title Guaranty Company


A listing of events being held by various bar associations all across the state. 

2017 Bar Leaders Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 award winners: the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and the New York County Lawyers Association. These awards recognize how bar associations adapt to the needs of their members and the community at large by introducing new programs, ideas and methodologies that benefit everyone involved.     

New York State Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State Hyperlinks 

Bar Leader Update Form 

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