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Lawyers advise clients about civil, business or criminal law, represent clients in court and prepare legal documents. Lawyers may specialize in such areas as criminal law, corporate law, labor law, domestic and/or patent law.


A bachelor's degree and graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association are typically required. You may refer to New York State Unified Court System (Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law) sections 520.3, 520.4, 520.5 or 520.6 for other ways to qualify.

Every attorney admitted to practice in New York State whether or not in good standing, shall file a registration statement with the Chief Administrator of the Courts. PART 118. Registration of Attorneys, In-House Counsel, and Foreign Legal Consultants.

Licensing Authority

New York State Board of Law Examiners
Office of Court Administration
Corporate Plaza Building 3
254 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-5195
Phone: (518)453-5990
Fax: (518)452-5729

Standard Occupational Classification

23-1011 - Lawyers
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/30/20.

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