The City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world. The City Bar was founded in response to growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City.
Being a lawyer once meant job security and big paychecks, but in the midst of a recession, big law firms are resorting to legal outsourcing to save costs. In turn, many law school graduates are finding themselves with large student loan debts and few avenues of employment. That's why the New York City Bar Association brainstormed a solution by placing new lawyers in apprenticeships at large firms, or at government and non-profit organizations. There is also an encouragement for legal neophytes to start their own firms and cultivate their own businesses, rather than working for someone else in order to establish themselves.