Members agree: Being part of NYSBA means being a better lawyer

For more than 140 years, the New York State Bar Association has been the voice of the legal profession in New York State, advocating for state and federal legislation while working tirelessly to promote equal access to justice for all.
NYSBA Attorney

Attorney Membership

Join a network with over 55,000 members in New York State, the nation, and the world! Your NYSBA membership shows you are committed to legal industry growth and excellence.

Annual Rates for Attorneys

  • First-Year Attorney: Complimentary
    • Attorneys admitted between January-June receive membership for this calendar year
    • Attorneys admitted between July-December receive membership for the remainder of this calendar year and the next full calendar year
  • 1-2 Years: $95
    • Receive 2.0 complimentary on-demand MCLE credits,
      a $100 value!
  • 3-6 Years: $175
    • Receive 4.0 complimentary on-demand MCLE credits,
      a $200 value!
  • 7+ Years: $275
    • Receive 6.0 complimentary on-demand MCLE credits,
      a $300 value!

Join a Section focusing on your area of interest. Section memberships range from $20 to $40 for attorneys. Find a list of Section dues here.

Law Student Membership

Access tools and networking opportunities that will help you succeed during your law school career and beyond.

Annual Rates for Law Students

  • Basic Package: Complimentary
  • Premium Package: $45
Law Students
Firm Membership

Firm Membership Program

Experience the value of NYSBA’s enterprise firm membership. Enroll all attorneys and receive discounted pricing on regular membership dues, plus easy access to NYSBA’s on-demand professional development in one convenient location.

NYSBA for Paralegals

The New York State Bar Association is happy to announce that paralegals are now able to join the Association as non-attorney affiliates!

Paralegal Affiliate Rate: $100

Paralegals play an integral role in the legal process by supporting attorneys in the delivery of legal services. As a non-attorney paralegal affiliate, NYSBA will provide access to top-notch legal resources and professional development allowing paralegals to stay ahead of the curve.

NYSBA for Paralegals
International Attorneys

NYSBA for International Attorneys

Join a network of approximately 3,250 international attorneys in over 100 countries. With members on almost every continent, NYSBA welcomes all members even without admittance to the New York Bar.

CLE Section

Save BIG on NYSBA CLE Programs

Access over 1,500 live and on-demand CLE programs hosted by leading experts in the industry

Even MORE Member Benefits

Even MORE Member Benefits

NYSBA Member Census

From discounts on services and products, to access to exclusive events and programs, NYSBA members enjoy a large selection of benefits. Click a button to view all member benefits in a given category.



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Additional Membership Options

Consider these options for membership

Sustaining membership

Your Sustaining Membership shows you are committed to legal industry growth and excellence

Dues waiver program

Experiencing financial challenges? See if you qualify for a discount on membership dues

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