General Practice Section

  • GP Acting for Lawyers
    July 14, NYC | Improvisational Acting in the Court House A spirited and fun workshop to show you how to: 'own the room', engage, persuade, tap your passion, and get results! (Click image for details)
  • Chalk Board
    Welcome to the General Practice Section Join with general practitioners from across the State: Share what makes your law practice a success, and learn tips from other practicing attorneys.
  • Events
    • July 14: GP Improvisational Acting in the Court House


      Tuesday, July 14, 2015

      Ripley-Grier Studios
      520 8th Avenue
      New York, NY  10018

      Attendance is limited to 40 people.

      Attorneys admitted 5 years or less: $10
      General Practice Section members: $20
      All others: $45

      MCLE credit is not available for the workshop. Each member of the IACH Workshop will receive a printed certificate of achievement.  This 75-minute workshop will be followed by a networking after-party.

      Click for more information or to register online.

      Contact or call Kathy Plog at 518-487-5681 with questions.

    • July 14: You Reimagined: Big Firm to Small, NYC

      The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division presents

      You Reimagined: Big Firm to Small - It's All About You!

      July 14, 2015
      8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      Thomson Hall, 4th Floor 
      195 Broadway New York, NY 10007-3100

      Curriculum includes:

      • Making Your Move: How to Transition from [Big] Law to Start Your Own Solo or Small Firm: What to take and what to leave behind (CLE)
      • Practice Management Tools and Cloud Services for the Solo and Small Firm (CLE)
      • National Dialogue (Non-CLE)

      Registration: $49.00 (National Dialogue only - free)

      View details and Register

      (Please note that this is an ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division program. The NYSBA General Practice Section is pleased to serve as a program sponsor.)

    • Free Program Archive - Limited Time: Finding and Hiring an Associate

      Exclusive General Practice Section Member Benefit -

      The Do's and Don'ts of Finding and Hiring an Associate for Your Law Practice 
      ...and how to avoid a future discrimination claim

      Recorded June 11, 2015 
      Free program recording available to GP Section members through September 1, 2015.

      Program Topics:

      • Resources for finding qualified associates
      • Interviewing skills from the employer's side
      • Due diligence of the potential hire, including social media
      • Good practices
      • Tips on avoiding discrimination claims

      David B. Sarnoff, Esq., 
      Sarnoff Group LLC, New York, NY
      Carolyn D. Richmond, Esq., 
      Fox Rothschild LLP, New York, NY

        Sponsored by: the General Practice Section, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association


        (Member Log-in Required)

        NOTE: The free member access is not for MCLE credit. To purchase this recording for MCLE credit, visit

    • Chapters & Committees

      The General Practice Section is pleased to announce the creation of four Chapters, based on New York State Judicial Department.

      Meetings will be held in your area and will concern matters that are important to you and your practice. You will be able to:

      • Make an important difference in the practice of law in New York;
      • Network in meaningful ways to enhance your practice;
      • Serve your clients effectively; and
      • Enhance the public interest.

      The following Chapters are available:

      1st Department Chapter (Judicial Districts 1 & 12) | View Roster
      2nd Department Chapter (Judicial Districts 2, 9, 10, 11 & 13) | View Roster
      3rd Department Chapter (Judicial Districts 3, 4 & 6) | View Roster
      4th Department Chapter (Judicial Districts 5, 7 & 8) | View Roster

      Hint: General Practice Section members: Log into your NYSBA member record to view member contact information in Chapter rosters. 

      To join your local chapter, email the General Practice Section, and indicate your preferred Chapter. Please note that you must be a current member of the General Practice Section in order to join. (Not a member? Join here.)

      Join a Chapter Today!

      Additionally, Committees of the General Practice Section deal with specific areas of the law. View Committees here.

      Questions? Contact

    • One on One

      View the Latest One on One

      The General Practice Section Newsletter (One on One) features peer-written substantive articles about current issues facing the general practitioner, and provides updates on Section activities and ethics opinions. One on One is published by the General Practice Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

      Read now >

    • Coming Soon!

      Coming Soon! Private Online Professional Communities

      We are pleased to announce that the General Practice Section will soon offer a professional online private community—for General Practice Section members only.

      NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

      Stay tuned for details!

      Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities