Established in 2004, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers is dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the civil justice system. The Academy’s full-time professional lobbyists provide a strong presence in the state legislature on a wide variety of issues impacting the civil justice system.
This non-profit organization works to rebuild and improve the image of the legal profession. The Academy's diverse membership base and strong grassroots network allow us to advocate on a wide array of legislative and political issues.
Members of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (often called the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers) include plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, government employees, law professors, law clerks, law secretaries, paralegals, and law students.
Many of the top civil trial lawyers in the State of New York belong to this organization.
Benefits of joining the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers include:
The yearly membership dues for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers are:
$1,200 – Firm Membership (covers up to ten firm attorneys and paralegals)
$500 – Sustaining Membership
$250 – Attorneys Admitted for Five Years or More
$175 – Attorneys Admitted for Less than Five Years
$100 – Paralegals (with the subscribing attorney)
$100 – Non-Judicial Government Employees
$55 – Law Professors
Free – Members of the Judiciary, their Clerks and Law Secretaries
Free – Law Students
Special membership rates are available to the alumni of Syracuse University College of Law who enjoy 25% off all the above individual membership levels. Additionally, members of the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association enjoy a 50% discount on the individual membership levels.
The president-elect, current president and past presidents of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers are listed below.
This article was last updated on Thursday, January 30, 2020.