The General Practice Section invites you to browse our
web page for information to help you manage your daily practice of
One of our primary goals is to enhance the competence and skills of
lawyers engaged in the general practice of law, to improve their
ability to deliver the most efficient and highest quality legal services
to their clients and to enhance the role of general practitioners to
provide a medium through which general practitioners may cooperate and
assist each other in the resolution of the problems and issues of
Visit the Law Practice Management Web page
and obtain vital information for yourself and your firm. Its new design
is formatted for easy navigation by anyone searching for information on
Risk Management, Marketing and Client Development, Disaster Planning and
so much more. Links to the LPM Blog, Tip of the Week, Tech Newsletter
and Quarterly Newsletter are located on this page as well as a listing
of upcoming Law Practice Management CLE programs.
Law Practice Management Vendor Resource Guide
This guide is intended as a resource for our
members, to help them find technology products and services which may be
useful in their law firms, and is NOT an endorsement of the
product, services or systems listed. The New York State Bar Association
is not responsible for errors or omissions in the information provided
by the vendors. We hope this tool will be useful to you and welcome your
feedback. To access this useful guide click here.
The New York State Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)
provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law
school students, and immediate family members who are affected by the
problem of substance abuse, stress, depression or other mental health
issues. Its goal is to assist in the prevention, early
identification and intervention of problems that can affect professional
conduct and quality of life. Visit www.nysba.org/LAP or call 1.800.255.0569.
Committee on Lawyers in Transition
The Committee on Lawyers in
Transition was initially formed to address the challenges faced by
attorneys who have left the workplace temporarily, for brief or extended
periods, on maternity or paternity leave, or because of family or other
obligations, and then wish to return to the workforce after such
With the growing number of lawyers finding themselves in
"transition" not by choice, the
committee’s immediate focus is now on attorneys who have been laid
off due to the economic downturn.
If you are currently
unemployed, looking to make a career change, leave your current job or
transition back to the workforce after time away from the profession,
the Committee on Lawyers in Transition is here to help.
NYSBA offers a variety of resources for attorneys new to
the profession or looking to make a career transition. Use the link
below to search for positions, post resumes, or setup e-mail alerts.
Employers now have a way to reach the unsurpassed talent of New York
attorneys - and the more than 78,000 members of NYSBA.
Provided at no cost to NYSBA members, the Solo and
Small Firm Resource page offers attorneys a wide variety of tools to
establish their solo or small firm and ensure its success. Click here to access
information on technology, insurance, finance, human resources and many
others. Also available are a variety of downloadable forms that may be
customized to meet your firms particular needs.
Join the NYSBA Lawyer Referral and Information
The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has been in
existence since 1981. Our service provides referrals to attorneys
in 44 counties. Lawyers who are members of the LRIS pay an annual
fee of $75 ($125 for non-NYSBA members). Proof of malpractice insurance
in the minimum amount of $100,000 is required of all participants.
If you are retained by a referred client, agree to pay the
LRIS 10% of the entire fee for any case of $500 or more.
The LRIS staff receives more than 100 calls per day from members of
the public seeking legal assistance. These calls are screened by our
staff to elicit pertinent information regarding the nature of their
legal problem. Callers that would be more appropriately helped by other
organizations, such as other bar referral services, legal aid societies,
or governmental agencies are given contact information for these
Callers needing the advice of an attorney, and who can afford to pay
a private attorney, are referred to LRIS panel members on a rotating
basis. They are told to expect a ½ hour in-office $35 consultation
fee, and to be sure to mention that they were referred by the New York
State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. After the
initial consultation the attorney sets their own fees.