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!
Important Update (7/01/2019)
As you may have heard, our contract was overwhelmingly ratified this past Thursday June 27, 2019. Both the raise and the lump sum (retroactive from 8/18/2017) payment are now scheduled for the August 9th pay date. Those wishing to minimize the lump sum tax hit should consider immediately contacting NYC Deferred Compensation (July 9th is the deadline), and direct that they divert a percentage of the August 9th pay check into one or more of your Deferred Compensation Plan accounts.
Please see the attached Deferred Compensation Calendar so that you can make a timely decision as to what you need to do.
CSBA Memorandum of Agreement
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City Employees Retirement System (“NYCERS”): (347) 643-3000