Law Students

Students and Newly-Admitted Attorneys Join For Free!

The Queens County Bar Association support students, new and young lawyers. Your membership and active participation will strengthen our effectiveness in the interests of the public, the Bar, and the Administration of Justice. View our Membership Benefits.

MENTORING
The Queens County Bar Association offers a mentoring opportunity for all law students and newly-admitted attorneys. Our Mentoring Committee provides free advice and guidance. Our mentors are seasoned experts in many different areas of practice and procedure. To request a mentor, click Request a Mentor and complete the online form.

If you have interest in volunteering as a mentor, please complete the online form and our Mentor Committee will be contacting you directly. Become a Mentor.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
As a law school student who joins the Queens County Bar Association you are eligible to participate in the Mentorship Program, through which students are paired with attorneys who are members of the Queens County Bar Association. They will be assigned a QCBA mentor for the rest of their law school career.  If you are interested in being assigned a mentor please fill out the back of this form and return it to the QCBA.
AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Student Ambassador position at the Queens County Bar Association provides an opportunity for law students to take a leadership role within the QCBA. The role of the Student Ambassador is to represent the QCBA by communicating the benefits of membership, promoting relevant events, increasing student engagement and recruiting new members.  Click here for additional information on the role of the Student Ambassador and how to apply.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
Our yearly directory lists all members together with important information concerning the court directory, important numbers and a listing of committee members, essential for those seeking employment and networking opportunities.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Continuing Legal Education programs are available to members at discounted prices. Our programs keep members abreast of current developments and help maintain and improve their skills to provide the best possible service to their clients.
FREE ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART TECH CENTER
The QCBA library includes a tech center with state-of-the-art computers and peripherals, along with online legal research capabilities. The library, as well as the entire building, has wireless accessibility.
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
Our Lawyer Referral Service enables any person not acquainted with an attorney to be referred to a qualified member on our Referral Panel giving our members an opportunity to expand their practice.
THE QUEENS BAR BULLETIN
The Queens Bar Bulletin is published eight times a year, October-May with information about Association activities as well as articles and updates of interest to the legal profession.

As a student member, we offer the opportunity to submit your writing for possible publication in the Queens Bar Bulletin.  The article(s), preferably, should be on topics of interest to local legal practitioners.  However, articles of all types will be considered.  If you have an article that you wish to submit for consideration, please send it to the Bar Bulletin Editor, Paul E. Kerson, at kersonpaul@aol.com.  Document should be in MS Word or WordPerfect format.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The opportunity to join several of more than 60 committees, which are free and open to all members.
SPECIAL OFFERS & DISCOUNTED SERVICES
Life, health, disability and malpractice insurance are offered to members at special group rates, along with discounts on credit card processing, a purchasing discount buying program, and web site development and hosting packages. As a member, you can also utilize one of our conference rooms for meeting with clients, holding examinations and depositions.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
We offer our members a wide variety of social activities including an Annual Dinner, Golf Outing, Holiday Party and membership events, which afford members an opportunity to meet with each other and with judicial and legislative members in an informal setting.
LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Queens County Bar Association awards a monetary scholarship to a deserving law student each Spring. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement. Law students that are eligible to apply must be currently enrolled in a law school in the Metropolitan area or be a resident of Queens County.  2018 Scholarship Application.

 

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