WASHINGTON - A prestigious bar association that represents many of the public finance and other lawyers who practice in New York City is considering adopting its own policy on pay-to-play practices in the municipal market, several attorneys said yesterday.

The group, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, represents about 20,000 lawyers practicing in the city, including Cyrus Vance, a lawyer with Simpson, Thatcher A Bartlett who served as secretary of state under former President Jimmy Carter, and John Feerick, dean of the Fordham School of Law.

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