Membership Fees & Categories

All NYCLA Memberships are in effect for a calendar year and expire on December 31st. If you join NYCLA anytime other than December, your second-year dues, as well as any section or committee dues will be pro-rated according to month in which you join. You can pre-pay your dues at any time. All dues are non-refundable. New York County Lawyers Association is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please note that only the portion of your dues that exceeds the value of any goods and services available to you is tax-deductible.

NYCLA offers an Open Committee Structure which ensures that everyone who wants to contribute and be involved has the opportunity to do so. Please visit our website once you receive your membership confirmation, log in and select
 Join A Committee in the Standing Committees, Sections and Communities tab. Your colleagues are eager for you to join them! 

NYCLA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES, ELIGIBILITY AND DUES

Category Eligibility Annual Dues Public Sector Dues
(Full-time Judge, Law Professor, or an attorney who works for a government agency or non-profit)
Non-Voting Categories Members in the non-voting categories are entitled to all privileges of the Association except voting and holding office
Law Student (NV) Law school student enrolled in a JD or LLM program Free N/A
* Law School Graduate (NV) Law school graduate with a JD or LLM degree, not yet admitted to the Bar of the State of New York Free N/A
Active Voting Categories Members in active voting categories are entitled to all privileges of the Association including voting and holding office.
Newly Admitted Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for less than 1 year Free N/A
Active 1 Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for 1-2 years $75 $30
Active 2 Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for 3-7 years $190 $76
Active 3 Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for 8-12 years $285 $114
Active 4 Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for 13-20 years $370 $148
Active 5 Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for 21+ years $450 $180
Sustaining Member  A Member who elects to be a sustaining member in any year shall not be obligated to continue as such in any subsequent year.
Sustaining Members shall be entitled to all privileges available to the class of membership from which such Member has elected to take sustaining membership. 
$600 $600
Associate Members of the Bar of the State of New York, or of any other state, territory, District of Columbia or foreign country,
who neither practice nor reside within the city of New York shall be eligible for Associate membership.
$185 N/A
Senior Lawyers  Upon Request: Attorneys no longer licensed to practice; or licensed as an Emeritus, or substantially retired from the practice of law  $175 N/A
Affiliate Bars Participating Associations
• Asian American Bar Association of NY (AABANY)
• Korean-American Lawyers’ Association of Greater NY (KALAGNY)
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of New York (LeGaL)
• Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA)
• Indo American Lawyers' Association (IALA)
• Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA)
• South Asian Bar Association of NY (SABANY)
50% off 1st year
25% off 2nd Year
N/A


* Membership in the Law School Graduate categories is limited to 2 years