Public Lectures

Each year, in honor of National Law Day, a group of professionals who have in-depth knowledge of a practical legal topic give a free presentation at the New York City Bar. The presentation is designed to help you learn about important legal issues that may affect your daily life. The lecture is followed by a question and answer session. After the presentation, free 30-minute consultations with volunteer lawyers are also available. Consultations may be scheduled in advance by calling the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service (212-626-7373); otherwise consultations happen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Past lectures include:

  • Untying the Knot- Divorce Process Options in New York
  • Consumer Fraud: What to Look out for and How to Protect Yourself
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Landlord-Tenant Court
  • How to Prepare A Case For The Supreme Court
  • Caring For Aging Parents
  • What to Do When You Get to Court
  • You Are Not Alone: Free Info & Services Provided by Government Agencies

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the next Public Lecture, please contact the Legal Referral Service at 212-382-4732 or

The Public Lectures are sponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means, the Monday Night Law Program, and the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service. The information provided during the lecture is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice and does not create any legal representation in any way.