Citywide Association of Law Assistants of the Civil, Criminal and Family Courts in the City of New York
The Association represents Court Attorneys who work for judges who sit in Civil, Housing, Criminal, Family, and Supreme Courts in all five boroughs of the City of New York. We were founded in 1978, with a core group of about 100 members who were then called law assistants. We have grown to an organization of more than 470 active members and retirees. Although we now are known as court attorneys, we continue to do the same tasks we did then — legal research, decision writing, case conferencing, and other vital legal tasks required by the judiciary. Union representatives from the courts in each borough constitute our Executive Board, the governing body of our Association.
Welcome to the new NYSCALA website. We've updated it to include some features requested by the membership, including a searchable PDF contract, our full Constitution, and certain password protected areas for items such as benefits and contracts.
NYSCALA is comprised of experienced, hard-working Court Attorneys who serve the Courts throughout New York City, and who are an integral part of keeping the court system running, even during the most difficult times. The Executive Board is a dedicated group of women and men whose representation helps ensure that our members' voices are always heard, and I am honored to be their Chair.