• Small Claims Arbitrators Association

    Serving the New York State Courts - Small Claims Parts

  • About

    The Small Claims Arbitrators Association Inc. was started to assist New York State Courts in reducing the backlog of small claims cases in such courts, increase community confidence in the court system, and provide volunteers to assist the courts.

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    Board Members & Volunteers

    The services will initially be provided by the board members of the organization with further services provided by other volunteer members of the organization as they are recruited.

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    Small Claims Arbitrators

    Training program prepares and certifies attorneys to become pro-bono arbitrators in the Small Claims Parts of the New York City Civil Court in all five boroughs. Participants must have been admitted to the New York State Bar for a minimum of five years in order to be eligible to serve as arbitrators. Attorneys employed by the Court may sit if they have been admitted to the Bar for two years and have one year of court employment.

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    Continuing Legal Education Credits

    Coming Soon!

    CLE programs will be offered throughout the year for our members.

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    Events & Networking

    Stay in the know!

    The Association will host various networking events for our members ranging from breakfasts, happy hours, and an annual dinner.

  • Membership Dues

    Join the Association

    Annual Membership Dues

    Annual Membership Dues

    By submitting payment you are certifying that you are a licensed New York attorney, in good standing, and have received the required Small Claims arbitration training.

    Dues are $50.00 plus CC transaction fee of $1.80 per membership.

    Membership Dues are non-refundable. Thank you for your support!
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  • Prefer to Pay By Check?

    Simply download the form and fill out the application. You can mail it in with a check made payable to “Small Claims Arbitrators Association”