NYC: Which bar association?

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owlofminerva
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NYC: Which bar association?

Postby owlofminerva » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:56 pm

Any opinions out there on which bar association to join if you are in NYC between the state bar, city bar, and the county bar? I only want to join one (and a couple non-NY ones) especially since I don't want a million marketing emails from three different local bar associations. I've generally heard not to do the state bar if you are in the city since it largely caters to the upstate crowd. Haven't really heard much between NYCLA and the city bar though. Thanks.

jkech
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Re: NYC: Which bar association?

Postby jkech » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:01 pm

Federal Bar Council -- despite its name, its local only to the 2nd Cir. and not to be confused with the Federal Bar Ass'n which has hardly any presence in NYC area -- either that or join NYCBA.

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Malcolm8X
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Re: NYC: Which bar association?

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:16 pm

Bump. Any other input/experiences on this question?

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SweetrollStealer
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Re: NYC: Which bar association?

Postby SweetrollStealer » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:09 pm

City Bar and State Bar both seem reasonably active but I would personally prefer City Bar because of the urban focus. Never heard of the county bar.

Federal Bar Council is another; it seems to be full of former SDNY/EDNY/2d Cir. clerks. You can take that as a plus or minus.

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Re: NYC: Which bar association?

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:19 pm

SweetrollStealer wrote:City Bar and State Bar both seem reasonably active but I would personally prefer City Bar because of the urban focus. Never heard of the county bar.

Federal Bar Council is another; it seems to be full of former SDNY/EDNY/2d Cir. clerks. You can take that as a plus or minus.


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