We are so pleased that you have chosen to join NYSBA

We know you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting Association membership and we thank you for selecting NYSBA as your professional home throughout law school. You have joined a network with over 70,000 members in New York State, the nation, and the world. For more than 140 years, the New York State Bar Association has been the voice of the legal profession in New York State. NYSBA advocates for state and federal legislation and works tirelessly to promote equal access to justice for all. We educate and inform the public and respond to the demands of our diverse and ever-changing legal profession.

NYSBA and its members strive to be partners in helping you achieve your professional goals. We are here to assist our student members as you transition from student to young attorney by providing benefits and connections that will help you to become a better lawyer and to make your mark within your area of practice.

Career Center

Career Center and Job Alerts

NYSBA Career Center is the leading online hub for legal professionals, serving more than 74,000 members. It’s where legal professionals go to find the right legal jobs and where employers go to find highly-qualified legal talent.


Annual Rate: Complimentary

  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits (View Here)
  • Monthly student e-Newsletter
  • Complimentary digital subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus


Annual Rate: $45.00

  • Complimentary membership to Young Lawyers Section
  • Discount on Kaplan Bar Prep
  • Discount on Casebriefs Study Guide software
  • 1-year resume posting via Career Center
  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits (View Here)
  • Monthly student e-Newsletter
  • Complimentary digital subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

LAW STUDENT: Section Dues

  • 50+ Lawyers: $20.00
  • Antitrust Law: $15.00
  • Business Law: $5.00
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation: $20.00
  • Corporate Counsel: $15.00
  • Criminal Justice: FREE
  • Dispute Resolution: $10.00
  • Elder Law & Special Needs: $15.00
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law: $17.50
  • Environmental & Energy Law: FREE
  • Family Law: $17.50
  • Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law: $12.50
  • General Practice: $5.00
  • Health Law: $5.00
  • Intellectual Property Law: $15.00
  • International: $12.50
  • Labor & Employment Law: $5.00
  • Local and State Government Law: $15.00
  • Real Property Law: FREE
  • Tax: $12.50
  • Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law: $5.00
  • Trial Lawyers: $15.00
  • Trusts & Estates Law: $5.00
  • Women in Law: $10.00
  • Young Lawyers: $20.00


If you have questions please contact us at 800.582.2452 | [email protected]

Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Competitions and Scholarships

Competitions, Scholarships, & Fellowships

From a writing contest on international law and an essay competition on environmental law, to internships with Fortune 500 corporations and scholarship funding or future elder law practitioners, the New York State Bar Association offers a wide variety of opportunities to help law students develop critical legal skills and build their resumes. Take a look at the many opportunities we offer that can guide you on your way to become one of New York’s leading attorneys.

For Nomination:

Fellowships and Internships:

Writing Competitions:

Kaplan Bar Review

Kaplan Bar Review

NYSBA student members may receive a $200 discount off the seasonal sale price of Kaplan’s New York State Bar Review Course at time of purchase. This discount may not be combined with other promotional discounts or offers beyond the public seasonal sale price.


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SoFi Student Loans

SoFi refinances your student loans into one low-rate payment – both federal AND private qualified student loans are eligible. Competitively low variable or fixed rate options with a $300 welcome bonus!


StudyBuddy Pro

StudyBuddy Pro

NYSBA student members may receive a 20% discount off their lifetime StudyBuddy Pro membership by using the unique NYSBA / StudyBuddy Pro coupon at the time of checkout. StudyBuddy Pro is the leading platform for law school success. This discount may not be combined with any other discount offers provided for StudyBuddy Pro.


LAP Program

Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)

The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program provides several important services to the legal community across New York State. NYSBA’s LAP provides:

  • voluntary monitoring services for attorneys facing grievance procedures and for those that are court ordered.
  • a helpline: 800.255.0569. The helpline provides general assistance for callers and referrals for therapists, treatment, support groups, and peer support.
  • CLE and educational speakers, materials, and resources that can be incorporated into existing programming or as presented as stand alone programming.
  • peer support from experienced volunteers.
  • articles, information and content for NYSBA publications and other media outlets.
  • and many other benefits…


Student Loan Resources

Student Loan Debt Relief Resources

Providing greater student loan relief for attorneys and non-attorneys is a legislative and policy goal of the New York State Bar Association. The resources and articles linked here provide useful information on current student loan debt relief programs. This resource page was prepared by the President’s Committee on Access to Justice Public Interest Loan Repayment Subcommittee.

Key Titles for Law Students

Rules of Professional Conduct

NYSBA New York Rules Of Professional Conduct

The must-have title for any law student or attorney in New York.


Legal Writer

The Legal Writer: Writing It Right

Practical, real-world legal writing suggestions that apply to all aspects of an attorney’s practice.


Legal Writer Drafting New York Civil Litigation


The Legal Writer: Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents

A master class in drafting civil-litigation documents that gives New York attorneys the tools they need to make their best case to the court.


Admission to the New York State Bar


Admission to the New York State Bar

A handy compilation of many of the relevant statutes and rules and an overview of New York’s admission procedures.


Attorney Escrow Accounts


Attorney Escrow Accounts

Understand the legal and ethical issues encountered when attorneys handle client funds.


Foundation Evidence Questions and Courtroom Protocols


Foundation Evidence, Questions and Courtroom Protocols

Learn how to prepare the appropriate foundation testimony for the introduction of evidence and examination of witnesses.


Practical Skills Series


New York Lawyers’ Practical Skills Series

Purchase the full set or individual titles of this guide to New York law. This award-winning series provides an essential overview of a wide range of practice areas and includes forms and practice tips.


Free Legal Research With Fastcase

For attorneys who can’t afford big data pricing, Fastcase legal research is available to New York State Bar Association members. Get free and unlimited access to Fastcase’s New York library, including New York and Second Circuit cases and New York statutes and regulations. Upgraded content subscriptions are also available. For more information, click here.

Networking Opportunities & Meet and Greets

Grow your professional network by attending fun networking events with students, young attorneys and experienced law professionals.

  • Connect with mentors
  • Learn about internships and career opportunities
  • Learn about NYSBA Section membership
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