New York Women's Bar Association, 132 East 43rd Street, #716, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, 10017-4019

NYWBA membership is open to all attorneys, judges, law students and law school graduates awaiting admission. You can fill out our secure online membership form below (all required fields are starred) or download our membership form in PDF by clicking here.

Note: Government & Not-for-Profit Employees certifying that their salary is less than $100,000 pay only $75.

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Participation in NYWBA committees provides opportunities for professional development, networking, continuing legal education, and fun. There is no additional charge to join a committee.

If you are currently a member of a NYWBA committee or would like to join one, make your choice(s) from the list below (up to three).

If you practice in an area or are interested in a substantive topic that does not appear to be covered by any of the committees on the below list, send an email to to ask about the scope of particular committees and/or to let us know that you would like to establish a new committee.


  • By-Laws and Amendments
  • Cooperation with Other Bar Associations
  • Employment & Equal Opportunity for Women
  • Judiciary (membership limited under By-Laws)
  • Legislation
  • Membership
  • Professional Ethics and Discipline
  • Programs, Events, and Arrangements
  • Publicity & Press


  • Advance the Status of Women in the Profession
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Archive and History
  • Awards
  • Children's Rights and Issues
  • Civil Courts
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Law
  • Diversity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Law and Disabilities
  • Federal Practice (including Business Law, Securities & Investment Law, Intellectual Property, Tax & Bankrupty)
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Women's Rights
  • LGBT
  • Litigation
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Mentoring and Mentoring Circles
  • Newsletter
  • Privacy & Cyberlaw
  • Reprodutive Rights / Women's Health
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice
  • Students & New Lawyers / Summer Program
  • Technology & the Internet/Website
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Working Parents
Please select up to 3 committees you would like to participate in.


I would like to join a mentoring circle - a group of practicing attorneys who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest.


Please indicate your practice area(s). *Note: You must select at least one practice area. (Students and law graduates awaiting admission should indicate the subject area(s) where they anticipate they will concentrate their practice once they are admitted to the bar.)

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  • Domestic Violence
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  • Litigation (Personal Injury)
  • Matrimonial
  • Not-For-Profit Corporations
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  • Social Security / Medicare
  • Tax
  • Technology
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  • Workers' Compensation / Disability
Please select up to 5 practice areas.
If you practice in an area of the law that is not included on the above list, please describe your specialized area of practice in the following text box.
My business contact info can be published in NYWBA's Online Practice Area Directory: Yes
What is your primary reason for joining NYWBA?: Recommendation by colleague
Continuing Legal Education opportunities
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Sustaining Member ($250)
Admitted 10 years or more ($175)
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Judicial Member ($100)
Associate Member (admitted in a State other than NY) ($125)
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Adjunct Member (Primary membership in another WBASNY Chapter) ($60)
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Retired Member ($75)
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Government & Not-for-Profit Employees certifying that their salary is less than $100,000 pay only $75.



Contributions to the NYWBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, are charitable donations that are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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I am a member in good standing of the Bar to which I have been admitted, or
I am currently engaged in the study of law, or
I am a Law School graduate who has applied for and is awaiting admission to the Bar.
IF APPLICABLE: I am employed by the government or a not-for-profit and earn less than $100,000 per year in salary.

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