The New York State Bar Association was created over one hundred years ago. There are currently almost eighty thousand members of the New York State Bar Association. The organization began as and remains a voluntary organization with the purpose of having a standard of ethical and moral practices within the field of law.
In addition, the New York Bar Association allows lawyers to communicate with one another, thereby creating easy access to legal information for all member lawyers. The New York State Bar Association enacted its Constitution in eighteen hundred and seventy seven and it has remains unchanged.
The New York Bar Association has helped to get legislation enacted which simplified court proceedings, which was beneficial to the courts, lawyers and their clients. Simplified court proceedings allow lawyers to focus on the questions of law, rather than following difficult and long procedures.
The New York State Bar Association also provides pro bone legal services to those that cannot otherwise afford legal advice or legal services. This helps to ensure that no person goes without legal counsel, regardless of what they are accused of.
The New York State Bar Association has helped make the field of law in New York more cohesive and organized. Rather than focusing on procedural issues, such as those that take place in the courts, the New York State Bar Association allows members to focus on questions of law, while providing ethical representation, even to those that cannot afford it.