Solo and Small Firm Resource Center

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    What You Need to Succeed NYSBA's Solo and Small Firm Resource Center offers you the support you need to compete in today's legal environment.
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    Collaboration Has Advantages Working alone doesn't mean you don't have opportunities for working together. Your NYSBA membership offers unique ways to connect and collaborate.
  • Practice Resources

    Professional Services Guide

    NYSBA's Legal Resource Guide features comprehensive information on products, companies and vendors that may be of interest to attorneys in New York.


    Member Benefits and Savings Programs

    Enhance the efficiency and lower the cost of your practice with special discount programs for NYSBA members. From insurance and financial services to discounted office products, your NYSBA membership gets you dramatic savings on important services every practice needs. Save time and money with members-only programs like group health insurance from MVP, financial services from Bank of America, free legal research, discounts on CLE of more than 30%, practice management software, hardware and resources, and much more.


    USI Affinity

    NYSBA members say that the savings from this program have more than offset the cost of their annual membership dues! USI Affinity is the exclusive sponsored provider of member insurance programs for NYSBA members.  Since 1956, USI Affinity has administered a broad spectrum of comprehensive, competitive insurance plans to meet the unique needs of NYSBA members, their firms, and their employees.  


    Fastcase

    The Smarter Alternative for Legal Research
    Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips. Fastcase’s libraries are searchable, just like you search the Web or traditional legal research services – by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup.  What makes Fastcase’s solution smarter is its tools that find the best answers fast, saving you time, and making your practice more competitive to clients.


    NYSBA Partnership with Clio

    Take the management of your practice with you anywhere you go with cloud-based practice management tools from Clio. Handle time tracking and billing, manage client matters and take your files on the go. NYSBA members receive a 10% discount on Clio subscriptions. Reduce your costs, improve your efficiency and focus on your practice. Visit www.nysba.org/Clio to sign up.

  • Forms

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    Downloadable Forms

    Please note: Downloadable forms are available in electronic format only.  No product will be shipped. 
    Please click on the link(s) below to view the list of forms or to purchase downloadable forms.  Sample forms are for illustrative purposes only.  The current versions of these forms are available upon purchase. 



    Arbitration
    Best Practices in Legal Management
    Buying and Selling a Small Business
    Commercial Real Estate
    Corporate and Partnership
    Criminal Law
    Debt Collection
    Elder Law 
    Enforcement of Money Judgments
    Estate Planning and Will Drafting
    NYSBA Estate Planning System
    Guardianship
    Limited Liability Companies
    Matrimonial Law
    Mechanic's Liens
    Mortgage Foreclosures
    Mortgages
    New York Lawyers' Practice Forms, 2016-2017
    Power of Attorney Forms
    Probate and Administration of Decedents' Estates
    Real Estate Transactions - Residential Property
    Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in NY
    Will Drafting
    Zoning and Land Use

    New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education products are intended to provide current and accurate information to help attorneys maintain their professional competence. Products are distributed with the understanding that NYSBA does not render any legal, accounting or other professional service. Attorneys using products or orally conveyed information in dealing with a specific client's or their own legal matters should also research original sources of authority. 

    While it is our hope that the information will be extremely helpful to new attorneys, it cannot be stressed enough that all forms should be considered only as a starting point. All forms must be tailored to meet the needs of your client for a particular transaction and researched to make sure they are current and not in violation of any statute or legislation. 

    Copyright 2015, New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. 

  • Practice Management

    Law Practice Management resources provide lawyers, law firm managers and legal professionals with information on practice management trends, marketing, client development, legal technology and finance. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a managing partner at a national law firm, you’ll find law practice management resources to meet your day-to-day practice needs. Checklists, best practices, publications and continuing legal education programs provide up-to-date information and practical tips to help you better manage your law practice.

    We want to hear from you! If you have questions or would be like to get involved with law practice management, contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq, Director of Law Practice Management or Michella Weiss, Law Practice Management Program Coordinator for the New York State Bar Association.

    Katherine Suchocki, Esq.
    Director, Law Practice Management
    New York State Bar Association
    One Elk Street
    Albany, New York 12207
    (518) 487-5590 
    ksuchocki@nysba.org

    Michella Weiss
    Program Coordinator, Law Practice Management
    New York State Bar Association
    One Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207
    (518) 487-5591
    mweiss@nysba.org


    Law Practice Management Continuing Legal Education programs are open to all members and non-members. Topics include finance, technology, human resources, marketing, client development and day-to-day operations of your law firm. All LPM live programs and events are recorded and available online, on demand. Special member pricing options are available. Recent programs include Leveraging Technology in Your Practice, Technology, Tools and Ethics Rules, Powerpoint 101 for Lawyers, Maximizing the Use of Your iPad in Your Law Practice and many more. 

    Click Here for Available Online, On Demand, LPM CLE Programs. 
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    All Law Practice Management informational programs are recorded and available online. View archives of past events here.