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We are a coalition of lawyers and others dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that:


All eligible persons can register to vote easily


All registered voters are able to vote simply, fairly, and without intimidation


All votes are counted and all voting systems are open and reliable

Featured event

9/28 Const. Convention -- 2 NYS CLE credits* -- Great value!

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council
Continuing Legal Education Committee 
is pleased to offer 
 Constitutional Conventions in New York and the US: Reform Remedy or Dangerous Device?

with Expert Presenters
Evan Davis, Manager, Committee for a Constitutional Convention; Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP (bio)

Arthur "Jerry" Kremer, Author, Patronage, Waste, and Favoritism: A Dark History of Constitutional Conventions; Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. (bio

Moderated by
Jeff Wice, Of Counsel, Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C. (bio)

Please join NYDLC for this 2-credit CLE* presentation. RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!

            Join NYDLC for our next exciting CLE program on the history, law, and thorny politics of Constitutional Conventions in New York and across the U.S. This program arrives just in time to help inform your decision whether to support or oppose the once-every-20-years call for a NYS Constitutional Convention, which will appear on the November 2017 ballot statewide.

            Every 20 years, New Yorkers vote on whether to hold a state constitutional convention to revise and improve the New York State Constitution. For the past few cycles, New Yorkers have opposed the convention or voted down any resulting proposed amendments. The last time New Yorkers voted to revise the state Constitution by Convention was in 1938 (80 years ago!) when a number of protections were added to the Constitution. 

            Find out why reform-minded advocates and good government groups are split on whether or not to support the 2017 NYS Constitutional Convention proposal and have come down on opposing sides of this issue. We hope you will join us for this important presentation.

           *Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits are pending approval by the NYS CLE board. This live course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Limited discounted seating for non-attorneys is available.

           NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. To RSVP for a scholarship ticket, please contact and provide your full name and mobile #. By seeking a scholarship, you are affirming in good faith that it would cause you financial hardship to pay for a ticket to this program.

Please join NYDLC for this 2-credit CLE* presentation. RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!

September 28, 2017 at 7pm
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
1285 6th Ave
(btwn. 51st and 52nd St)
New York, NY 10019
United States
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$25.00 USD ·

Featured event

Weds. Sept. 27th: NYDLC Steering Committee Meeting

Attend NYDLC's next Steering Committee Meeting! RSVP below

NYDLC's Steering Committee sets the platform and agenda for all of our projects and initiatives. The Steering Committee meeting is open to all members who would like to be more involved or to those who are new to NYDLC and would like to find out more about our work. At each meeting, we hear reports from our Committee Chairs and plan for the months ahead, so this is a great way to find out what we are working on and identify a few key ways you can #BeTheChange!

Dial-in option: If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join by phone.

RSVP below and you will be emailed dial-in credentials.

All NYDLC members are welcome to attend: To Join NYDLC as a member, please click here. (NYDLC always provides up to a 100% exemption policy for those unable to pay).


The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of lawyers and voting rights advocates dedicated to fostering universal participation and trust in the electoral process by ensuring that: 

  • 1. All eligible persons can register to vote easily;
  • 2. All registered voters are able to vote conveniently, fairly, without intimidation;
  • 3. All voters are counted accurately and all voting systems are open and reliable.

New to NYDLC? 

Click here to View our current NYS Legislative Agenda and voting reform proposals.

Click here to View our 2016 Year in Review.

September 27, 2017 at 6:30pm
Squire Patton Boggs
30 Rockefeller Plz
23rd floor
New York, NY 10112
United States
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NYS Assembly Passes Pro-Voter Legislative Package—Time for the State Senate to Prioritize Voting Rights for all New Yorkers

The NYS Assembly passed several voting reform bills this week that would modernize New York elections and make voting more convenient for millions of busy New Yorkers—but only if the State Senate leadership is compelled to prioritize fundamental voting rights before the end of the 2017 Legislative Session in June. Join NYDLC's 2017 New York State Pro-Voter Call to Action today to get involved.

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NYDLC Statement on Failure to Include Election Law Reform in NYS Budget

NEW YORK – The New York State Budget enacted over the weekend (April 9-10) included several bold new initiatives and much-needed reforms, but failed to include critical election law reform proposals.

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NYDLC & Pro-Voter Advocates Press Albany for Election Modernization in April 1st NYS Budget

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is calling on all New Yorkers who support protecting voting rights and modernizing our elections to take action by making 11 phone calls to key New York lawmakers every day until the April 1st state budget deadline, and to encourage those in their networks and other like-minded groups to ask their members to do the same. 

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The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) strongly encourages members of our voting rights coalition and all New Yorkers who care about voting rights to attend the RALLY TO RESIST VOTER SUPPRESSION this Sunday, March 19th at 2 p.m. at Battery Park in Manhattan.

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N.Y. Democratic Lawyers Council Denounces President Trump’s Debunked Voter Fraud Claim

NYDLC denounces the persistent, bizarre, and wholly baseless claims by President Trump that question the legitimacy of his own election. Read the full press release here.


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NYDLC's Year in Review: Beyond 2016

NYDLC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to every lawyer, law student, or voting right advocate who volunteered to help protect the vote in 2016. Check out NYDLC's 2016 Year in Review, and get a preview of what we have planned for 2017!

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NYDLC’S Jarret Berg Discusses Voting Rights with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

On August 23, NYDLC’s Executive Director Jarret Berg, Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams, and Brennan Center Counsel Adam Gitlin joined Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to discuss voting rights on Represent NYC.



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NYDLC Testimony re Ensuring the Integrity of Elections

On Tuesday, 11/29/16, NYDLC submitted testimony to the New York State Assembly Election Law Committee and Subcommittee, as part of its hearing on Ensuring the Integrity of Elections. Read NYDLC's full testimony!

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