Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State

About the Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State
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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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.
Awards are handed out each year during the Bar Leader's Innovation Awards Ceremony and breakfast, which takes place on the Friday of NYSBA's Annual Meeting week.     

Congratulations to the 2016 Bar Leaders Innovation Award Winners!

Small Bar Association Category—Fewer than 500 Members: 
The Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA)
In recognition of its
Power Brunch Series

The Dominican Bar Association (DBA)
In recognition of its
Let’s Chat Series

Medium Bar Association Category—500 – 1,999 Members: 
The Asian American Bar Association of New York’s (AABANY)
In recognition of its
Seventh Annual Fall Conference: Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA)
In recognition of its
Inaugural Back-To-School Backpack Donation Drive (“Backpack Donation”)

Large Bar Association—More than 2,000 Members
The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
In recognition of its
Voter Registration Project

Emerging Bar
The Caribbean Attorneys Network, Inc. (CAN)
In recognition of its
The Conversation:
“Something Has to Give” Event

Please click here to view the Bar Leader's Breakfast brochure honoring the 2016 Bar Leaders Innovation Award Winners.

News Release: New York State Bar Honors Affinity Associations with Innovation Awards for Public Service 

bar Association events Calendar

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

The Bar Around the corner: White Plains Bar Association
Please click here to view The Bar Around the Corner archives.

Recent Events

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State, The Network of Bar Leaders & Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals hosted a program and reception for bar leaders, bar association members and members of the judiciary at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse on December 2 of 2016
Please click here to view photos from that event.
Please click here to view event program.

Enhance Your Bar Association’s Online Presence Webex
On Thursday, October 6th a WebEx session on how to start up or enhance your bar association’s presence online was held. Brandon Vogel, Social Media & Web Content Manager for the New York State Bar Association, reviewed the fundamentals of creating a basic web page and provided tips on enhancing your current online presence.  The Program looked at various social media platforms used by bar associations, including Twitter and Instagram.  

Please click here to access a recording of the seminar.   

The New York State Bar Association Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State Networking Reception and Resource Fair
The Committee for Bar Leaders of New York State recently hosted an “Open House” for all bar association leaders and directors. In addition to networking, NYSBA staff were on hand with resource information for bar group on:

  • Lawyer Assistance
  • Printing and Facilities Use Services
  • Board Governance
  • Law Practice Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Web and Social Media Strategies

Press Releases

News Release: Conference of Bar Leaders Honors LGBT Bar Association, Region II of Hispanic National Bar

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

Bar Leader Update Form