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.
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    Going Solo Enjoy the risks and rewards of being your own boss - with the support of the NYSBA Solo & Small Firm Resource Center
  • Technology

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


    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.

    Announcing NYSBA's New Member Benefit | 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 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. 

    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
    Limited Liability Companies
    Matrimonial Law
    Mechanic's Liens
    Mortgage Foreclosures
    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

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    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.


    Attorney Escrow Accounts | 4 Ethics Credits 
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Albany | Live  
    Bridging the Gap December 2015
      | 16.0 MCLE Credits 
    Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    New York City Live Location | Albany Video Conference | Niagara Falls Video Conference
    Network with your colleagues. Cash Bar. Appetizer Specials.

    Can't make the December 2015 Bridging the Gap?  Save the date!
    The Spring Bridging the Gap program will be Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    New York City Live Location | Albany Video Conference | Niagara Falls Video Conference
    Virtual Practice | After Schoenefeld v. NY: Where is Your Office?
    | 2.0 MCLE Credits
    Practicing Law Virtually and Ethically | What Lawyers Need to Know
    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Webcast only
    ALM cyberSecure Conference
    | December 15-16, 2015 | Sheraton New York City
    This two-day event is designed to enable business leaders to prepare, prevent, respond and continue to do business should a cyber breach occur.  The event brings together Law Firm Management, Managing Partners, General Counsel, and Technology Officers – and the entire risk management team. Sessions and workshops will provide attendees with the insights and connections necessary to implement a preparedness and response strategy that changes the conversation from financial risk to competitive advantage.  Attendees can earn CLE credits for eligible sessions.  Use promotion code NYSBAsecure to save $300 off the general registration rate.  Visit for more information.



    Our most recent archived webcast, now available online:


    Marketing Your Practice | First Ever NYSBA Small/Midsize Firms Marketing Conference | 7.0 MCLE (including 3.5 ethics)
    Original Program:  Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Jeffrey I. Citron, Esq. | Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Tara C. Fappiano, Esq. | Amy B. Goldsmith, Esq. | Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D. | Alan Levine | Mark S. Mulholland, Esq. | Andrew C. Peskoe, Esq | John Rumely | Vincent J. Russo, Esq. | Nancy B. Schess, Esq. | Steven Skyles-Mulligan | Mitch Tobol

    Risk Management 2015 | 4.0 Ethics Credits
    Original Program:  Friday, November 13, 2015
    Program Faculty:
    A. Michael Furman, Esq. | Mark E. Housman, Esq. | Greg Cooke | Marian C. Rice, Esq.

    Attorney Escrow Accounts 2015
     | 4.0 Ethics Credits
    Original Program:  Friday, November 13, 2015
    Program Faculty:
    Peter V. Coffey, Esq. | Monica A. Duffy, Esq. | Christine M. Fecko, Esq. | Michael G. Gaynor, Esq. | Timothy J. O'Sullivan, Esq. | Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.

    You can find all LPM CLE on-demand programs here!


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    To view the full list of Law Practice Management Programs for members, click here.