Issues & Policy

The New York City Bar Association, through its 150 committees, works to improve and reform the law and its application in a wide variety of areas. Our committees participate in shaping public policy in multiple ways, including writing on pending or proposed legislation, testifying at hearings, writing letters to public officials, drafting amicus briefs and making lobby visits.

To explore the policy work of the City Bar, click on “Committee Reports” or the “Committee Directory” on the left, or browse by Issue below.

The Policy Department coordinates the City Bar’s policy work, legislative activity and advocacy. For more information on the Policy Department and getting involved in policy as a committee member, please visit our “About Us” or “Resources” pages.

The Issues