While the New York City Bar Association (“City Bar”) hosts many private meetings and other activities, our public programs and events, both CLE and non-CLE, are open to the media (except as noted in advance in rare cases). For public programs and events with fees, media may request a press pass by emailing Director of Communications Eric Friedman.
Because the audio-visual capabilities of mobile phones make every attendee a potential blogger or social media user, speakers should assume that their comments at public meetings and events could be documented and made public, even if no official media is known to be in attendance and even if the speaker requests that his or her remarks stay off the record.
Except as otherwise noted or announced, attendees may take photos at public programs and events as long as it does not distract the attendees or speakers of the program in the judgment of the programs’ organizers or City Bar staff.
The City Bar routinely audiotapes public programs in most rooms and often makes audio and video recordings of its programs available to the public. As a courtesy to its program speakers, the City Bar makes its recordings public in most cases only with the speakers’ permission.