With nearly a 150,000 lawyers in the state, New York has more attorneys than any other state according to the ABA. For Super Lawyers, this presents some challenges. What we’ve done is basically divide the state into two — the New York City metro area, and upstate.
Metro area lawyers will be listed in 475,000 copies of the September 28, 2008 New York Times Sunday magazine which will distributed in New York city and Long Island. This is the second year we’ve published Super Lawyers in the Sunday magazine. Last year, Justice John Paul Stevens graced the cover. Some in the press speculated that we had somehow persuaded the editors of the Times to put the jurist on the cover of the very magazine where our list would appear as a special advertising supplement. I have to admit that when we first saw the choice of cover subjects, we were both surprised and pleased. While it would be nice to think that we could exert such control in the world, it just isn’t so. The cover choice was a pure coincidence.
In addition, 121,000 copies of New York Super Lawyers — Metro Edition magazine will be distributed to lawyers in the metro area. But wait, that’s not all. We will also list lawyers from the Westchester area in the October issue of Westchester magazine (readership 369,933).
Upstate lawyers will appear in the cleverly named New York Super Lawyers — Upstate Edition which will distributed to 25,000 lawyers in the region, and in the September issue of Hudson Valley magazine (readership 163,743).