In New York City, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of New York City courts.
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is an organization that represents legal professionals in New York City. Conveniently located at the heart of Manhattan, the association is easily assessable by legal professionals and by the public. The association’s goals are guided by professional and ethical traditions of civic duty. More than 23,000 lawyers and attorneys are currently members of the association.
Established shortly after the civil war left the legal system in shambles, the association has a history filled with victories for the bar. Ethical requirements, education standards, and professional conduct assessments have all been implemented within the bar. To ensure that all lawyers in the city meet minimum continued education requirements, the bar sponsors over 150 programs annually. Every program is offered at a low price and focuses on important issues for lawyers. Specialty programs are also available, including those that focus on personal injury law.
The public good remains one of the Association’s highest priorities. The Legal Referral Service provides an array of services directly aimed at serving the needs of the public. The City Bar Justice Center identifies the most pressing legal concerns of New York’s neediest citizens and uses novel approaches to address them, often involving community participation.