The City Bar will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
General Visitor Information
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Main phone number: (212) 382-6600
Customer Relations: (212) 382-6663
The City Bar’s building, library and office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except when events, programs and meetings are scheduled outside those hours.
The Library continues to offer member online services including Fastcase, the online legal research platform that is free for its members.
The Legal Referral Service responds to inquiries from the public about legal services and other information. The call is free and, if referred, the initial virtual or phone consultation will be free and will last for up to 30 minutes. Call 212-626-7373 (212-626-7374 en español) or submit a lawyer referral request online.
The Small Law Firm Center continues to produce specialized programming and CLEs relevant to solo and small firm practitioners. The Center hosts virtual monthly chats where solo and small-firm practitioners can share best practices and support one another. If you are a solo or small-firm practitioner and would like to be included, please contact Eve Guillergan, Small Law Firm Center Manager. The Center also provides advice and coaching to solo and small firm members in the area of practice management.
The City Bar Justice Center provides pro bono civil legal services across a number of topic areas, including through a comprehensive free civil legal hotline. City Bar Justice Center services include brief advice and information, referrals, and both limited scope and extended representation. The Justice Center employs bilingual attorneys (English and Spanish) and can accept calls in any language through interpreting services. Call 212-626-7383 or visit https://www.citybarjusticecenter.org/legal-hotline/ for more information.
Click here to learn more about how we are working to make our building, program and services more accessible.
Photography and Video
Read our Photography and Video Policy to understand who can take photos and videos of our historic building.
Health and Safety
The City Bar does not require visitors to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask when entering the building. In keeping with public health recommendations, we strongly recommend vaccinations for all visitors. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been instructed to isolate, you should reschedule your visit to the building. Masks are not required, but we respect and fully support each person’s decision to wear a mask. In small (1 to 4 person) meetings where it is easier to accommodate individual preferences, please wear a mask if other attendees ask you to.