NCBA Committees

NCBA Members can cultivate close relationships and referrals through participation in our over 50 substantive and working committees that provide the opportunity to meet with leaders in the legal field and other attorneys who practice in your area of law.

Only NCBA Members may join a committee. 

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Reviews innovative trends and strategies regarding alternative dispute resolution, including NCBA's Arbitration and Mediation program.

Focuses on animal law-related issues and their interrelationship with other areas of the law.

Addresses effective brief writing and oral arguments on appeal as well as developments in the law or court rules that may impact appellate practice.

Open to all Members, no matter your ethnicity—and addresses the legal needs of the Asian attorney, confront Asian bias, disseminate relevant information, and hold networking and social events among the Asian attorney community.

Develops strategies to increase and retain membership as well as expand member services and benefits.

Reviews recent decisions on bankruptcy law and their implications for attorneys who represent debtors or creditors.

Educates members on emerging issues in corporate and tax law as well as accounting related matters and promotes the exchange of information between attorneys and accountants.

Periodically reviews and suggests appropriate changes in the current by-laws of NCBA, NCBA Fund, Assigned Counsel Defender Plan and Academy of Law.

Explores issues related to the protection of the rights of minorities and the various civil rights legislation.

Provides a forum for attorneys practicing commercial litigation, including interaction with justices and support staff of Nassau County’s Commercial Part. Works with other related committees and NCBA Officers and Directors on issues of corporate law affecting both litigated and non-litigated matters.

Provides speakers to schools, libraries and community organizations; conducts mock trial competition for high school students; promotes Law Day; and plans public education seminars on current topics.

Provides an alternative voluntary process through which fee disputes between clients and attorneys are arbitrated.

Focuses on issues related to real property valuation and litigation.

Provides a forum for discussion on topics related to construction law.

Reviews legislation related to the field of criminal law and procedure, and discusses problems, questions and issues pertinent to attorneys practicing in this field.

Educates Association Members on mandatory "technology proficiency" and cybersecurity issues, as well as providing a platform for attorneys practicing in the area of cyber law to gather and share practice information and experiences in the field.

Discusses new developments and changes in the law that affect defendants’ lawyers and their clients.

Discusses issues arising from practice in District Court and promotes dialogue between the bench and the bar with respect to issues of common concern.

Encourages more diverse membership participation at the Bar and promotes discussion of issues related to diversity in the practice of law.

Oversees repairs and refurbishing of the NCBA headquarters.

Discusses topics related to the legal aspects of school systems.

Addresses legal issues related to health, mental hygiene and social services for the public and special population groups, including the poor, the aged and the disabled.

Establishes a forum for the exchange of information regarding substantive and procedural law in the burgeoning field of environmental matters.

Responds to member inquiries relating to ethics and propriety of all facets of practicing law, including advertising, conflict of interest and confidential relationships.

Addresses issues that relate to the practice of law in Family Court.

Monitors developments in federal practice and interfaces with federal judges and court personnel.

Provides networking opportunities for general, solo and small-firm practitioners, and explores ways to maximize efficient law practice management with limited resources. Encompasses a variety of areas of practice.

Opens up the often-mysterious world of lobbying provides a clearer understanding of it. Members of the committee have the opportunity to learn how to approach government and expand their current practice.

Considers legal issues impacting health care, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, other providers and consumers.

Discusses problem areas in immigration law.

Shares information and support to assist in-house counsel and new subject matter skills.

Reviews insurance claim procedures, insurance policies, substantive insurance law and related issues.

Provides a source of information to practicing attorneys whose interests relate to patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property matters.

Analyzes proposed federal and state legislation, administrative regulations, and current judicial decisions relating to employer-employee relations, pension, health and other employee benefit plans, Social Security and other matters in the field of labor and employment law.

Provides local law students with the opportunity to network with practicing attorneys, gain insight into the legal field, and foster professional relationships with peers and future colleagues.

Provides confidential assistance to attorneys struggling with alcohol, drug, gambling and other addictions & mental health issues that affect one’s professional conduct. *Application & Presidential approval required

Advises the NCBA Lawyer Referral Service; addresses policy questions regarding fees, law categories and membership. *Presidential approval required

Provides a forum for legal administrators to share information, learn about updates to HR and labor law, gain knowledge about topics relevant to their position, and network with other administrators, while at the same time increasing visibility and understanding related to the administrator’s role within law firms.

Addresses equality in the law and the legal concerns of the LGBTQ community.

Promotes the standards and improves the practice of matrimonial law.

Reviews issues relating to medical malpractice litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

Provides programs on legal issues concerning mental illness and developmental disabilities, including but not limited to, capacity, civil rights, access to treatment and dual diagnosis, as well as discusses relevant statutes, case law and legislation.

Reviews trends and developments concerning zoning and planning, elections, employee relations, open meetings law, and preparation and enforcement of ordinances and local laws.

Structured events and activities of benefit and interest to newer attorneys (within ten years of admission) and law students, including social and professional activities. Establishes support network for new lawyers.

Promotes the exchange of information between paralegals and attorneys and provides and establishes a networking opportunity between paralegals and attorneys.

Discusses new developments and changes in the law that affect plaintiff’s lawyers and their clients.

Solicits and develops articles for the monthly Nassau Lawyer publication; advises and supports efforts of the Nassau Lawyer editor.

Considers current developments relating to the practice of real estate law.

Members approximately 65 and older meet to discuss pertinent issues in their personal and professional lives.

Considers topics and factors specifically related to practice in the field of sports, entertainment and media law.

Provides a forum for dialogue among bar members and the judiciary on topics related to Supreme Court practice.

Deals with estate planning, administration and litigation; reviews pending relevant New York State legislation; and maintains an interchange of ideas with the Nassau County Surrogate and staff on matters of mutual interest.

Reviews legislation and regulations associated with military law and veterans’ affairs, in particular, the needs of reservists and National Guard called to active duty.

Examines current trends regarding women in the court system, and seeks to protect their rights to equal treatment.

Discusses current legislation related to Workers’ Compensation regulations and benefits.