Welcome to the home page of the Civil Service Bar Association (“CSBA”). We proudly represent approximately 1,000 attorneys who are employed by the City of New York in its dozens of agencies and authorities. Our members work hard and smart each day, enabling their employer to properly and lawfully serve the men, women, children and businesses who reside or do business in this great city.
CSBA energetically and unapologetically advocates for our members. We absolutely must be treated with dignity and respect, and receive compensation commensurate with our level of education, expertise and experience. Many of our members are carrying student loans in excess of $100,000.
Make no mistake: It is in all New Yorkers’ interests that NYC government attorneys have a career path and the financial ability to remain with their respective agencies. Experience makes for better attorneys, and better attorneys serving in the public interest, as we do, better assist the public!
The pages that follow are designed to assist our members with routine questions and situations, on a 24/7 basis. Always feel free to call us, during normal business hours, for more information or to report a situation or issue we should become aware of, at (212) 675-0519.
Thank you, and once again, welcome!
Paid Family Leave is Here!
We are now (after years of advocacy and negotiation) eligible for Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefits, effective October 6, 2019. FYI, for 2019, the maximum benefit is $746.41 weekly (approximately $1,493 biweekly), for 10 weeks. The cost, taken via payroll deduction also starting in October, is $4.15 biweekly.
Kindly note that both the benefits and the cost will increase slightly next year.
For further information on eligibility and qualifying events, please go to the DCAS website and see Personnel Service Bulletin (PSB) 440-16.
CSBA President Saul Fishman testifying at a recent public hearing
CSBA Memorandum of Agreement
Attorney Salary Range as of 9-18-2019
RIP Schedules effective 9-18-2019
CSBA Main Number: (212) 675-0519
Facebook: CSBA Attorneys
CSBA Welfare Fund (for all benefits except prescription drugs) =
Alicare: (866) 647-4617
Local 237 Welfare Fund (for prescription drug benefit only): (212) 924-7220
Aetna Rx Member Services: (855) 352-1599
NYC Employee Assistance Program (“EAP”): (212) 306-7660; email@example.com
New York City Employees Retirement System (“NYCERS”): (347) 643-3000