Legislative Affairs


The New York City Bar’s legislative activity in the New York State Legislature and New York City Council is coordinated through the Legislative Affairs Department, which acts as a conduit between the City Bar’s committees and policymakers and other related stakeholders. We encourage our committees to participate in shaping public policy by commenting on pending legislation, drafting proposed legislation, testifying at hearings, and making lobby visits. The scope of issues we address is as vast as the City Bar’s 150 committees and ranges from civil rights and criminal law to trusts and estates, judicial administration and legal issues affecting children.

What's New

  • April 14, 2014 -- President's Column: Beyond November: The City Bar and a New Mayor

  • March 14, 2014 -- Press Release: City Bar and Common Cause/New York find Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) not fulfilling mission.

  • March 13, 2014 -- City Bar urges passage of Compassionate Care Act to permit doctors to prescribe medical marijuana in New York.

  • February 19, 2014 -- City Bar releases 2014 State Legislative Agenda

  • February 7, 2014 -- Latest practice area newsletters now available - Health Law and Litigation

  • February 4, 2014 -- New York City Bar Association Supports Judiciary’s 2014-2015 Budget Request

  • February 3, 2014 -- Criminal Justice Update

  • January 30, 2014 -- Latest practice area newsletters now available - Business/Finance and Animal Law.