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FAQs for Members

How often will I be billed?

Our Judicial, Resident, Suburban, Sustaining and Recent Law Graduate members are all billed semi-annually on May 1st and November 1st of each year. Our Nonresident members are billed annually on May 1. Law Student memberships run the academic year from September 1 – August 30. Law Student membership for 3Ls ends June 30.

All members are mailed renewal statements approximately 1 month before the first day of the upcoming billing period. Dues are considered "payable" on the first day of any billing period (May 1 and November 1). Members are also notified via email about upcoming dues, and may choose to pay dues online, if they wish. 

What dues reductions are available?

You may be eligible for the following dues reductions.  These also are listed on the reverse of every dues statement under “Dues Issues Item 2”.  Reduction requests must be made in writing; please follow the instructions on the dues bill to claim a dues reduction, including signing the certification.

  1. RETIREMENT – JUDICIAL MEMBERS: If you are a retired judge or justice who was a Judicial Member for at least 10 years, you are eligible to pay dues at the rate paid by Judicial members. Please state those facts with your payment to request eligibility for a dues rate of $102.50 semi-annually (or $160.00 annually if you reside more than 50 miles from the Association), and enclose your payment.
  2. RETIREMENT: If you are a Resident or Suburban member who has paid dues for over 25 years, has attained the age of 60 and is not engaged in active law practice, full-time teaching or other full-time law-related activity, state those facts with your payment to request a reduction in your semiannual dues to $98.75, and enclose your payment.
  3. UNEMPLOYMENT: If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for up to 4 consecutive semiannual waivers of dues during the period of your unemployment. To request this waiver, please write to membership@nycbar.org, and reference item 2C, and include the dates of your unemployment.
  4. INCOME-BASED REDUCTION REQUEST: If you are a Resident or Suburban member admitted to practice 8 years or more and the adjusted gross income attributable to you and reported on your federal income tax return for last year was less than $80,000, and you anticipate the same for this year, please state those facts with your payment if you have the need for a reduction of your semiannual dues, and enclose your payment of the reduced rate of $147.50.

 

FOR MORE ANSWERS TO YOUR COMMITTEE-RELATED QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT THE COMMITTEE “FAQ” PAGE

 

Benefits

A full list of our benefits appears here:
http://www.nycbar.org/membership/benefits-of-membership

Where can I see a schedule of dues?

A schedule of dues (and admission fees for those joining) can be found here:
http://www.nycbar.org/images/stories/pdfs/membership/2013%20membership%20dues.pdf

How do I cancel membership?

By-Law XI, Section 8, states that resignations must be made in writing (membership@nycbar.org) and include payment of outstanding dues. 

I have a question that does not appear here!

Then call our Membership Office at 212-382-6665 or email us at membership@nycbar.org and we will be happy to assist you.