What is the Nassau County Bar Association?
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) is a not-for-profit professional membership association for attorneys. It is the leading source for legal information and services for the legal profession and the community in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. NCBA enjoys a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public sector attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, making it the largest suburban bar association in the country.
I need a lawyer. How can the Nassau County Bar Association help me?
NCBA provides one-on-one personal guidance through the Lawyer Referral Information Service to help you find the lawyer you may need. Just call the trained professionals at 516-747-4832 for assistance.
How do I lodge a complaint against a lawyer?
All complaints must be in writing, signed by the individual lodging the complaint, and then sent to:
The Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District
150 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
What should I do if I cannot locate my attorney who has my legal files, or if my attorney has died?
You may contact the Surrogate’s Court at 516-571-2082 to find out who is now handling the attorney’s practice, or contact the NYS Attorney General’s office at 516-742-3700.
Is it possible to host a private party at Domus, NCBA’s headquarters?
For more information and reservations, call 516-747-4070.
Do you provide free (pro bono) legal services?
The NCBA provides pro bono legal services for Nassau residents who qualify through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. To find out if you qualify, or for more information, call 516-292-8100.
How do I volunteer as a pro bono attorney?
Just go the Pro Bono page and fill out the form. Someone will contact you to follow up.
Do you provide free speakers on legal topics?
Yes. We have speakers available on just about every legal topic you may be interested in, at no charge. Our members are available to speak at meetings of business, civic and charitable organizations as well as libraries and continuing education programs through our extensive Speakers Bureau. At the workplace, we offer the Lunch with a Lawyer program for employees, and for schools we have the Lawyer in the Classroom program for students of all grades.
Am I automatically a member of the Nassau County Bar Association when I pass the New York State bar exam?
No. In addition to passing the bar exam, you must be registered with Office of Court Administration in order to practice law in NYS. Only attorneys who are registered with OCA or currently matriculated law students, may apply for membership in the NCBA.
Who can join the NCBA? Can non-attorneys join?
Only attorneys who are registered with OCA, or matriculated law students, may apply for membership in NCBA. Members are not required to live or work in Nassau County. Non-attorneys may not join NCBA.
I am an attorney with a personal problem and need help, but I am afraid my career will be harmed if this information becomes public. What should I do?
The Lawyers Assistance Program provides free, confidential assistance to attorneys, judges and law school students who are struggling with alcohol, drug and/or mental health problems or are affected by the problem of substance abuse, stress, or depression.
Call the Confidential Hotline 1-888-408-6222.