For more than 140 years, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has been the voice of the legal profession in New York State. Our mission is to shape the development of law, educate and inform the public, and respond to the demands of our diverse and ever-changing legal profession. By being one of our tens of thousands of members, you gain access to our premier members-only legal resources, programs, advocacy, and networking opportunities.

Membership Dues

Dues Rates

  • Newly Admitted: Year One [Attorneys admitted April 2020 or after] FREE
  • 0-2 Years [Attorneys admitted January 2018 to March 2020] $95.00
  • 3-6 Years [Attorneys admitted 2014 to 2017] $175.00
  • 7+ Years [Attorneys admitted 2013 and prior] $275.00

NEWLY ADMITTED: YEAR ONE

  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA-delivered CLE programs (Live & On-Demand)
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA print/online publications and online forms
  • Complimentary subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus
  • Year One attorneys may upgrade to the next membership level and receive qualifying benefits

ATTORNEY: 0-2 YEARS

  • Complimentary membership to Young Lawyers Section
  • 2.0 MCLE on-demand credits of your choice
  • Complimentary CPLR on-demand program
  • Access to complimentary downloadable forms
  • 1-year resume posting via Career Center
  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA-delivered CLE programs (Live & On-Demand)
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA print/online publications and online forms
  • Complimentary subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

ATTORNEY: 3-6 YEARS

  • 4.0 MCLE on-demand credits of your choice
  • Access to complimentary downloadable forms
  • 1-year resume posting via Career Center
  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA-delivered CLE programs (Live & On-Demand)
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA print/online publications and online forms
  • Complimentary subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

ATTORNEY: 7+ YEARS

  • 6.0 MCLE on-demand credits of your choice
  • Access to complimentary downloadable forms
  • 1-year resume posting via Career Center
  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA-delivered CLE programs (Live & On-Demand)
  • 25% minimum discount on all NYSBA print/online publications and online forms
  • Complimentary subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

Law Student Dues

  • Law Student: Basic FREE
  • Law Student: Premium $45.00

LAW STUDENT: BASIC

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

LAW STUDENT: PREMIUM

  • 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
  • Monthly student e-Newsletter
  • Complimentary digital subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

Section Dues

  • Antitrust: $30
  • Business Law: $25
  • Commercial & Federal Litigation: $40
  • Corporate Counsel: $30
  • Criminal Justice: $35
  • Dispute Resolution: $35
  • Elder Law & Special Needs: $30
  • Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law: $35
  • Environmental & Energy Law: $35
  • Family Law: $35
  • Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law: $30
  • General Practice: $25
  • Health Law: $35
  • Intellectual Property Law: $30
  • International: $35
  • Judicial: $25 (Limited to Judges of Courts of Record)
  • Labor & Employment Law: $35
  • LGBTQ People and the Law: FREE (Complimentary through 2021)
  • Local and State Government Law: $30
  • Real Property Law: $40 (Attorneys admitted 5 years or less are $10)
  • 50+ Lawyers: $20 (Attorneys age 50 and over)
  • Tax: $25
  • Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law : $40
  • Trial Lawyers: $40
  • Trusts & Estates Law: $40
  • Women in Law: $30
  • Young Lawyers: $20 (Law students and attorneys admitted less than 10 years)

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