Lawyers who are age 55 or older have valuable experience, talents, and
interests. Many such senior lawyers are considering or have already decided
whether to continue to pursue their full-time legal careers or whether to
transition to a new position, a reduced time commitment at their current
position and/or retirement from a full-time legal career. Accordingly, the
Senior Lawyers Section has been created and charged with the mission of:
Providing opportunities to senior lawyers to continue and maintain their
legal careers as well as to utilize their expertise in such activities as
delivering pro bono and civic service, mentoring younger lawyers, serving on
boards of directors for business and charitable organizations, and lecturing and
Providing programs and services in matters such as job opportunities; CLE
programs; seminars and lectures; career transition counseling; pro bono
training; networking and social activities; recreational, travel and other
programs designed to improve the quality of life of senior lawyers; and
professional, financial and retirement planning; and
Acting as a voice of senior lawyers within the Association and the
The Senior Lawyers Section has created eleven active subcommittees to
examine various areas of importance affecting senior attorneys.
- Age Discrimination Committee
- Employment Opportunity Committee
- Law Practice Continuity Committee
- Legislation Committe
- Pro Bono Committee
- Program and CLE Committee
- Publications Committee
- Retirement Planning and Investment Committee
- Senior Lawyer Services Committee
- Section Membership Committee
- Technology Committee
Get involved: Join a Committee!
If any of the above committees are of interest to you and you would like to
become more involved, join
a committee today! Email your request with your committee/s of choice to SeniorLawyers@nysba.org.
Once you're a member of the Section, Committee membership is
You can join the Senior Lawyers Section by calling the State Bar Service Center at (800) 582-2452 during business hours M-F.
How much are Section dues? Very affordable with NYSBA membership. View the price list here (scroll down for Section dues).
Questions? Contact SeniorLawyers@nysba.org