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  • Networking with peers - collegiality with fellow attorneys, in-house counsel, judges and other Bar groups
  • Free or reduced-price CLE seminars
  • Social outings, including two annual golf tournaments, banquet dinners and conferences with Judges, and an annual New York Yankees game event (all as allowed given COVID circumstances)
  • First access to the "Defendant" journal, having professional articles in important fields of practice
  • Numerous active committee participation opportunities, including as to CLE, Banquets, Golf Outings, Promotion, and Young Lawyers
  • A sense of belonging to New York's civil litigation defense community

DANY, in addition to having individual memberships, has group memberships in which the group's attorneys have most of the same benefits as do individual members;  please see the document linked here for details concerning membership types and eligibility.  Group membership cost is $750 for firms of 20 attorneys or less, $1,000 for firms larger than 20 attorneys, and $1,500 for firms larger than 30 attorneys.  Individual membership pricing, assuming qualification: 
-  Free for law students
-  Free for attorneys admitted to practice for less than two years
-  Free for attorneys whose primary office is north or west of Westchester county
-  $50 for attorneys admitted to practice 2-4 years
-  $100 for attorneys admitted to practice 5-7 years
-  $195 for all other attorneys

DANY Membership Types, Criteria and Application - 2024-2025

To apply for membership and accomplish payment, please contact Connie McClenin ( or 212-313-3657) after completing the application linked above, or use the online option here, with selection of the membership level which applies to you.  In applying, you are representing eligibility for membership as defined in the document linked above.  

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Defense Association of New York
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 950, New York, NY 10274-0950

Phone: 212-313-3657

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