Delegation to the State Bar House of Delegates

The New York City Bar (“City Bar”) delegation to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates (“HOD”) consists of 19 City Bar members. It is chaired by Diana Sen, Vice-President, 1st Judicial District (New York County). Prior to each HOD meeting, the delegation meets (virtually and at times in person) to discuss the State Bar reports that will be considered as well as any City Bar positions that might bear on or direct the delegation’s position. The delegation also discusses any City Bar issues that will be considered by the NYSBA.

The City Bar delegation term is one-year, renewable for up to four consecutive years. Delegates must be members of both the City Bar and the New York State Bar in order to serve. There are four New York State Bar HOD meetings per year – November in Albany; January in New York City; March/April in Albany; and June in Cooperstown. City Bar delegation members are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible. The position also is a gateway to become more involved in the NYSBA. As a member of the House of Delegates, you may be considered for other positions within the State Bar, including for example, the Executive Committee or Nominating Committee.

Travel and lodging is not reimbursed by the City Bar or State Bar. 

If you want to join the team, please review to learn about the responsibilities of the NYSBA House of Delegates.

City Bar Members on the NYSBA House of Delegates

Andrew Mandell
Barbara Graves-Poller
Janet Alvarez
Jenifer Foley
Jorge Rivera Agosto
Judith Whiting
Jyotin Hamid
Laurie Stoeckmann
Mark Griffin
Marshall Dworkin
Meredith Heller
Hon. Michael Sonberg
Mira Weiss
Paul Ferrara
Peter Kiernan
Roger Maldonado
S. Andre Warner
Seth Rosner
Taa Grays

Alternate Delegate[s]

Lauren Axelrod
Maria Cilenti

Vice President

Diana Sen -1st District VP

If you are interested in serving as a City Bar delegation member, please email your resume to Jane Bary at