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More than 200 New York bar associations are competing for a shrinking pool of potential members, and experts predict that if they don’t evolve, they will not be around long term.

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New York City Bar Association, 42 W 44th St.7-22-2016. Photo: Monika Kozak/NYLJ

It’s no secret that national, state and local bar associations are struggling for membership. The Law Journal’s series on the future of bar associations and their relevance to millennials is a timely reminder that such organizations must take creative and meaningful steps to support the next generation. At the New York City Bar Association, we are doing just that. I serve as chair of the City Bar’s New Lawyer Institute (“NLI”), a program aimed at comprehensively supporting brand new law school graduates. In this piece, I wish to explain how the program works, and encourage bar leaders in other major cities to emulate our model.

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