In addition to the New York State Bar Association Find a Lawyer feature, you can search for an attorney on the New York State Office of Court Management (OCA) website. To search for an attorney in New York in the UCS database, you must enter your first or last name. It is advisable to check the license status, disciplinary history, and other relevant information of any attorney you are considering hiring to ensure that they meet the requirements of the appropriate agency. That agency can help you find out if a person has a law license and is allowed to practice in a particular state.
The following links will direct you to the agency responsible for monitoring the ethical conduct of attorneys in your state.