The New York County Lawyers Association, located in the heart of the New York World Financial Center, is one of the largest, most influential bar associations in the country, and has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and public policy. This is possible because new lawyers, established lawyers, educators, judges and public sector lawyers contribute to the collective brain trust that is the New York County Lawyers, where everyone has a voice. From its 145 founders, more than 8000 Lawyers from New York City are joined by lawyers from China, Florida, the UK, Canada, California, and all over the world to create a legal network of knowledge sharing, relationship building and business development that is second to none.

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Mission Statement

The following Mission Statement* was adopted by the Board on November 11, 2003: The Association is organized and shall be operated as a bar association exclusively for charitable and educational purposes with the primary object of promoting the public interest by:

– Advancing the science of jurisprudence
– Promoting the administration of justice and reforms in the law in the public interest
– Elevating the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and fostering the spirit of collegiality among members of the Association and throughout the bar
– Applying its knowledge and experience in the field of law to the promotion of the public good;
– Arranging for the provision by its members of free legal services for indigent, low income and other persons in need
– Ensuring access to justice for all
– Advocating for a strong and independent judiciary
– Encouraging diversity throughout the legal profession
– Maintaining high ethical standards for the bench and bar
– Promoting high-quality legal education and other resources for law students and lawyers; and such other charitable and educational activities appropriate to a bar association as will primarily promote the public interest.

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