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The New York City Bar Association was formed in 1870 when a group of about 200 attorneys and other legal professionals came together to promote their interests as well as the interests of the public. Now the bar association is over 135 years old and still going strong.
One of the first activities that the New York City Bar Association participated in was the overthrowing by election of most of the corrupt city officials in New York City following the bar association’s official organization. By doing so, it was able to level the standards of conduct in the legal profession, which helped immensely for all those who practice law in New York City.
Currently, the New York City Bar Association has over 23,000 members that it continually seeks to serve. The bar association’s law library is the largest member-funded law library in the entire nation and provides its members with many book and online research tools. In addition, the association runs a Lawyer Referral Service which is one of the busiest of its kind that is run by a local bar association.
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