In the State of New York, 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 New York State Bar Association is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of New York courts.
For more than 100 years, the New York State Bar Association has shaped the development of the law, educated and informed the profession and the public, and responded to the demands of a changing society. Today, with a membership of more than 70,000 lawyers, representing every town, city and county in the state, the New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation. The organization works effectively to preserve the honorable tradition of law in the state of New York.
Members of the bar are provided with many benefits. A monthly, statewide law journal is sent to members. The New York State Bar Journal features substantive articles relating to the practice of law in New York State. Information that is critical to law specialties, including personal injury law, is featured in every issue. For most of its history, the New York State Bar Association has been a primary source for the best New York practice-oriented programs and publications aimed at continuing education. That proud heritage is continued with the presentation of over 225 live, educational programs each year, along with a growing number of video replays and audio programs. Internet programs are even available for lawyers in New York. There are over 60 specialty divisions of the Bar that focus on unique aspects of the law to improve New York Law in the most effective and efficient manner.