Why should I join the Brooklyn Bar Association?

The Brooklyn Bar Association offers members incredible benefits and services, Continuing Legal Education and the opportunity to be a part of a community of lawyers that pride themselves on being both great attorneys and great friends.

The Brooklyn Bar Association is a 2,000 member strong organization that works to enhance and improve the practice of law in Brooklyn, New York.

Our organization’s home, located at 123 Remsen Street, is a landmark brownstone building which is convenient to the Federal State and Civil Courthouses.

The building boasts a meeting hall that is available for private functions, a library featuring free New York Westlaw for members in good standing and meeting rooms that can be reserved free of charge for use by members in good standing. Our publication, The Brooklyn Barrister, features articles and columns that keep our members up to date on developments in the law and in the legal community.

Our organization provides members services such as outstanding CLE programs, committees and sections for specific practice areas and networking opportunities at events such as our new member mixer and our annual dinner.

We service the Brooklyn Community through the Lawyer Referral Service, which helps connect people to attorneys who can assist with their legal needs.

For more information on joining the Brooklyn Bar Association please contact Avery Eli Okin.


How can I join a Section or Committee?

The Brooklyn Bar Association has 8 Sections and 53 Committees, covering the majority of practice areas of our members.

These groups perform a variety of functions including planning and promoting CLE lectures, rating judicial candidates and publishing scholarly articles.

A full list of the Section and Committee Chairs and members is available here. To join a particular Section or Committee please contact the chair of that committee or Robert Abruzzese rabruzzese@brooklynbar.org.


How can I get an article published in The Brooklyn Barrister?

To publish an article in The Brooklyn Barrister you can email the proposed topic or draft to aokin@brooklynbar.org. The article will then be forwarded to the Editor in Chief for review.


How can my company or firm sponsor a CLE seminar?

Sponsoring a CLE is a wonderful way for your company to gain exposure within the legal community. The fee for sponsoring a CLE is $750, and it includes a table at the lecture where your representative can answer questions and pass out promotional materials, as well as distribution of materials to all attendees. For more information on sponsoring a CLE program please contact Avery Eli Okin or email our CLE administrator Robert Abruzzese rabruzzese@brooklynbar.org


What CLE programs does the Brooklyn Bar Association offer?

The Brooklyn Bar Association offers dozens of programs on a wide variety of topics each calendar year. These programs are listed on our calendar and on our CLE page.

Members in good standing are eligible for our yearly free ethics seminar, and young members are invited to our yearly new members mixer, which features a 1 credit transitional CLE.

If you would like to suggest a topic for a CLE program please contact our CLE Administrator Robert Abruzzese rabruzzese@brooklynbar.org




  • Brooklyn Bar Association President
  • Armena D. Gayle, Esq.
  • (photo courtesy of Brooklyn Daily Eagle)