Overview of NYSBA Membership

I am a past member and would like to rejoin NYSBA.

We can’t wait for you to rejoin NYSBA so you can take advantage of what your Membership has to offer.


I am not a current member and would like to join NYSBA.

We are excited to have you! You will want to begin by creating a new profile, so click on the link below and follow the on-screen instructions to get started. Don’t forget to explore the other tabs on this page to find information on dues, Sections, programs and offers available with your Membership.

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If you experience challenges joining or re-joining, contact the Member Resource Center Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1-800-582-2452 or via email at [email protected].

If you’re unsure which Membership package is right for you, see the Membership Packages and Dues tab on the left side bar.

Membership options designed to meet you where you are in your career

Attorneys

All membership packages for attorneys, regardless of years of practice, include the following standard benefits:

  • 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

If you are an international attorney, you do not need to be licensed in New York state to be a NYSBA Member. Find more information on International Membership here.

Explore the tabs below to find the additional benefits available to you based on your years of practice.


Law Students

All membership packages for law students include the following standard benefits:

  • Access to all NYSBA partner benefits
  • Student loan benefits and savings with SoFi
  • Monthly subscription to the NYSBA student e-newsletter
  • Complimentary digital subscriptions to: Bar Journal, State Bar News, New York State Law Digest and CasePrepPlus

Explore the tabs below to find any additional benefits that might be available to you based on your package.


Other Member Types


A specialized membership experience

50+ Lawyers (Attorneys age 50 and over)
Attorneys: $20
Law Students: FREE

 

Antitrust Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Business Law
Attorneys: $25
Law Students: FREE

 

Cannabis Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Commercial & Federal Litigation
Attorneys: $40
Law Students: FREE

 

Corporate Counsel
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Criminal Justice
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Dispute Resolution
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Elder Law & Special Needs
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Environmental & Energy Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Family Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: $12.50

 

General Practice
Attorneys: $25
Law Students: $5

 

Health Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: $5

 

Intellectual Property Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

International
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: FREE

 

Judicial (Limited to Judges of Courts of Record)
Attorneys: $25
Law Students: N/A

 

Labor & Employment Law
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: $5

 

LGBTQ Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Local and State Government Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Real Property Law
Attorneys: $40
Law Students: FREE

 

Tax
Attorneys: $35
Law Students: $12.50

 

Torts, Insurance, & Compensation Law
Attorneys: $40
Law Students: FREE

 

Trial Lawyers
Attorneys: $40
Law Students: FREE

 

Trusts & Estates Law
Attorneys: $40
Law Students: $5

 

Women in Law
Attorneys: $30
Law Students: FREE

 

Young Lawyers (Law students and attorneys admitted less than 10 years)
Attorneys: $20
Law Students: $15

 


Business Service Discounts

 

LawPay NYSBA
Platinum Partner

 

Ruby NYSBA
Silver Partner

 

Clio Law
Bronze Partner

 

Abacus Law
Discount Provider

 

JDL Group
Discount Provider

 

UPS member Benefit
Discount Provider

 

Financial Services and Insurance Program

 

USI Affinity
Platinum Partner

 

ABA Retirement
Discount Provider

 

Legal Research and Alert Tools

 

FastCase NYSBA
Discount Provider

 

Lexology
Discount Provider

 

Sports and Entertainment Offers

 

Buffalo Bills
Discount Provider

 

Yankees Baseball
Discount Provider

 

Travel Discounts

 

AVIS Member Benefits
Discount Provider

 

Hertz Member Benefits
Discount Provider

 

Become a member benefit partner

Interested in becoming a member benefit partner? Fill out the RFP form.


A way to contribute even further

Through your leadership, stewardship and legal expertise, your Sustaining Membership shows you are committed to legal industry growth and excellence. Your intellectual and financial support drives the mission of the New York State Bar Association and the Rule of Law. The contributions made by this valued group of distinguished attorneys help support initiatives that allow NYSBA to maintain its leadership position as the voice of New York attorneys. Sustaining Member dues go towards funding important programs and services including membership initiatives, advocacy, pro bono, mock trial events and more. Without the contributions of our Sustaining Members, the important work of the Association serving the legal profession and the public would suffer greatly.

As a Sustaining Member you will receive enhanced benefits and additional recognition to allow you to display your Membership proudly.

  • A special platinum Sustaining Membership card
  • Recognition on our Sustaining Member list available on the website, in the Bar Journal and on a running list visible in the Bar Center entryway
  • Complimentary Sustaining Member pin, window cling and email signature line that allow you to proudly display your membership.
  • Additional 10% discount off existing member pricing for CLE programs (Live & On-Demand)
  • Additional 10% discount off existing member pricing for publications and online forms

Annual Rate: $150.00 (added to your Member rate)

List of Sustaining Members
A list of Sustaining Members appears yearly in the NYSBA Journal. View our Sustaining Members (PDF)

Membership Referral

Scan the QR code below to be taken to the sign up page.

Referal QR Code

Right-click (desktop) or press and hold (mobile), then select ‘Save Image’ to save this QR code.

Membership matters now more than ever, and you can help the New York State Bar Association build the future of the legal profession by referring new members!

Referring a new member is easy. Attorneys or law students joining simply provide the referring member’s name to NYSBA by:

  • Joining online and entering the referring member’s name in the corresponding box during the application process
  • Contacting our Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452 and providing the name of the referring member

Any current NYSBA member in good standing may refer a new member, whether it’s a new attorney member or a new law student member.

Referring new members is also a rewarding experience. Top performers will be recognized via a leaderboard that will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Members with the most referrals will qualify for varying prizes within multiple categories. This program ends on March 31, 2023.

Current Leaderboard (as of 9/27)

Top Referral Leaderboard

Save on CLE

CLE: NYSBA Members enjoy big discounts on All Access Pass

Now Available for $495
Unlimited access to hundreds of On Demand CLE programs delivered by some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the profession.

The CLE All Access Pass gives you access to nearly 900 on-demand CLE programs, available 24/7.

Valid for twelve months, the Pass is available for purchase during the renewal process in the Membership Dashboard. Please review CLE Board requirements before purchasing. This is a one-time charge and is not eligible for monthly installments. Access starts upon receipt.


A new, simpler way to pay your dues


Enrolling in Auto-Renew means your credit card will be charged automatically on a monthly/annual basis based on billing preference, keeping your Membership current allowing you to receive your benefits uninterrupted.

Two billing preferences are available:

 

Monthly Plan
First payment is due today with subsequent payments spread out equally over the remaining months in the year.
Annual Plan
Pay full dues now and it will automatically renew on an annual basis.

 

Please Note: Selecting the auto renew option means NYSBA will automatically process your Membership dues with your card on file. If you decide to cancel your Membership prior to paying dues in full for the entire year, you will have to cover the remaining balance before renewing your Membership again. If you wish to cancel your participation, call 800.582.2452 in advance of your month of expiration.

Additionally, applicable Section dues, Sustaining Membership upgrade, and/or optional CLE All Access Pass add-on will be charged in full at time of renewal and are not included in the monthly installment plan. The monthly plan option of 12 installments is applied to your general Membership fee only.


Providing assistance to those who need it

The Dues Waiver Program is intended to help Members by providing assistance to attorneys whose financial circumstances are such that full payment of membership dues would pose a financial hardship. Situations which would merit a dues waiver include:

  • Unemployment or income constraints
  • Time out from practice for family or health reasons
  • Reduced income based upon extraordinary practice or business losses

Dues Waiver criteria:

  • Applicants must have been a member of NYSBA for 3 consecutive years prior to requesting a dues waiver.
  • Applicants whose adjusted gross annual income exceeds $75,000 USD will be considered ineligible for the dues waiver program
  • If the applicant is unemployed or underemployed, and their adjusted gross annual income is less than $75,000 USD, they may receive a reduction in annual dues
  • Applicants may receive dues waivers/reductions for no more than five total years over the course of their NYSBA membership.

A dues waiver request must be submitted prior to June 30th of the specific membership year one is wishing to join. If approved, an individual may receive a dues reduction of 25%-100% depending on their circumstances.


We're here to help

If you have general questions about Membership, or if you are a past member looking to rejoin NYSBA, please feel free to contact the Member Resource Center by phone or email.

Phone: 1-800-582-2452

Email: [email protected]

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

Membership Cards
To learn more about NYSBA Membership cards and ordering a replacement card, should yours become lost or stolen, please visit this page: https://nysba.org/membership-cards/