New York State Unified Court System: Attorney Online Services - Attorney Registration

Dear Colleagues,


On December 1, 2023, all New York
attorneys will be required to register and renew their registration using our
online system.

In conjunction with the new online
filing mandate, attorneys will be required to establish an Online Services
Account to log in to the electronic registration
The system allows access to maintain current contact information,
pay the biennial fee (if required), report CLE compliance, and affirm other
certifications required by court rules. The Online Service account credential
also permits attorneys to securely log in to other UCS systems such as NYSCEF,
eTrack, and other portals used for eFiling and case management.

With over 80% of New York attorneys
already filing their registration online and an even larger percentage having
established their Online Services account, the Administrative Board of the
Courts amended Part118.1
and 118.3 of the Rules of the Chief Administrative Judge to require all
attorneys licensed in New York to register online. Paper registration forms
will no longer be issued from December 1, 2023 and onwards. Mandatory online
registration reduces paper waste and improves the accuracy of data collection.
This change will continue to make the obligation to register more effective and
efficient for members of the New York bar who live and practice within the
State and for those located in other states and territories nationwide and in
numerous countries around the world.

Attorneys obligated to pay the
$375.00 biennial registration fee may securely do so online using a credit or
debit card (with a 2.99% service fee) or with an eCheck (with a $1.00 service
fee). The $375.00 registration fee is allocated as follows: $60.00 is deposited
in the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, $50.00 in the Indigent Legal
Services Fund, $25.00 in the Legal Services Assistance Fund, and the remainder
in the Attorney Licensing Fund. No fee is required from attorneys who certify
that they are retired from the practice of law as defined in Part 118.1(g) or
those covered by Part 118.3.

While a paper notice will continue
to be mailed to attorneys who have not opted to receive email notifications as
a reminder of their registration due date, the new notice will no longer
include a paper registration form to complete and return by mail. However, any
paper forms already in circulation will continue to be accepted for filing for
some additional period of time.

Thank you for your assistance and

Very truly yours,

Hon. Joseph A. Zayas, Chief
Administrative Judge
Hon. Norman St. George, First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge