Practice Resources

Solo and Small Firm Resource Center

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.


NYSBA Bar Journal 

The NYSBA Journal features substantive articles, relating to the practice of law in New York State, on business, criminal, elder, environmental, labor and employment, real property and trusts and estates law, as well as other general topics of interest to attorneys. 


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.

NYSBA Downloadable Forms thumbnail
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
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. 
 

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, Senior Director of Continuing Legal Education and Law Practice Management for the New York State Bar Association. For more information on the Law Practice Management Committee, visit nysba.org/LPMCommittee

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

Marian C. Rice, Esq.
Law Practice Management Committee Chair
L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP
1001 Franklin Ave, 3rd Fl, Suite 300
Garden City, NY 11530


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. 

Follow NYSBA LPM on Twitter! @NYSBALPM | http://twitter.com/NYSBALPM.
Stay informed.  Be the first to hear about the latest course offerings. 
All Law Practice Management informational programs are recorded and available online. View archives of past events here.