The Future of the City Bar:
Enhanced Technology & Strengthened Programs and Services
The New York City Bar Association remains committed to fulfilling its enduring mission – to be a thought leader in protecting the rule of law and to continue to serve the legal and public communities faithfully. In commemoration of its 150th anniversary, the City Bar has a bold vision: to strengthen this historic, respected, nonpartisan institution to meet the future needs of its membership and community in an ever-changing world.
This momentous milestone calls for critical renovation projects to fortify the City Bar for the future. The funds raised through this capital campaign will be used to revitalize our library into a space that allows for multipurpose uses, with technological upgrades, as well as to modernize and optimize other spaces throughout the building. These improvements will enhance our committee work, live-streaming capabilities, and member networking events. They will also support our ability to serve the public through our pro bono and advocacy work as well as efforts to strengthen the diversity pipeline to the profession, and provide use of the historic House of the Association as a meeting place for members and others. See the impact of our community-supporting programs in the latest City Bar Fund Annual Report at

Our campaign is underway with a strong foundation of early supporters – and we need your help to ensure that we remain a vital resource for our members and the public for the next 150 years.

Full view mockup of multifunctional library space