Brooklyn Bar Association rich in community programs
Brooklyn Bar to the rescue!
Through a variety of programs and services, the Brooklyn Bar Association has been aiding Brooklynites on the legal front since 1872.
With programs like its Lawyer Referral Service, Continuing Legal Education program, free law and advice courses open to the public, plus different scholarship opportunities, and over 55 committees, the legal services staple has become a go-to outlet for Brooklyn residents seeking advice on a variety of matters concerning law.
“There are three components that the Bar Association stands on,” said Executive Director Avery Eli Okin, Esq. “We have a Continuing Legal Education program, and offer live programs and video tape programs for recertification of [lawyer’s] licenses. We do about 40 live programs a year and a certain amount of credits have to be in ethics. We do some big items in terms of camaraderie and cordial relations among the members, and [then there is] the networking opportunity.”