Membership in NYSDA demonstrates a commitment to justice for all. The modest dues support the Association’s work. More importantly, every person’s membership increases the strength that comes from uniting with others behind a common principle. NYSDA’s efforts to uphold constitutional and statutory guarantees of legal representation need -- and receive -- broad support. Become a part of it!
Membership is not just for lawyers -- it's open to people in the public defense client community; defense team members, such as investigators and sentencing specialists; and others committed to improving the quality of publicly supported defense services.
NYSDA is among the first statewide defense organizations created in the country and the largest defense bar association in New York State.
You can join or renew your membership online here. Or you can click here to download a NYSDA Membership Application form and mail it to: NYSDA, 194 Washington Avenue, Suite 500, Albany, NY 12210.
Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to NYSDA, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program. To make a donation, click here.