General Practice Section

  • 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.
  • Annual Report Rotating Slider
    View the General Practice Section's 2014-2015 annual report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the General Practice Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Events
    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive


      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2

      A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT RESUMES, INTERVIEWS AND NETWORKING
      NETWORKING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018


      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception


      THIS PROGRAM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE.


      BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! BRING YOUR RESUMES! BRING YOUR "A" GAME!


      PANELISTS: 

      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.

      MODERATED BY:

      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      REGISTER TODAY!

      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      SPONSORED BY:

      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Antitrust 
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity


      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • October 29, 2015: Farm and Family Business Succession Planning Seminar

      FARM AND FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING SEMINAR


      October 29, 2015
      9:00am - 5:00pm
      Embassy Suites Hotel
      Syracuse, New York

      This NY Farm Net program is designed to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of tax, estate, and business planning issues affecting farms and family businesses.

      The New  York State Bar Association General Practice Section is a co-sponsor.

      View Safe the Date Postcard.

      Registration information will follow.

    • 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

      Panelists:
      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

        VIEW FREE RECORDING

        (Member Log-in Required)

        NOTE: The free member access is not for MCLE credit. To purchase this recording for MCLE credit, visit www.nysba.org/LPMCLE.

    • 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 GeneralPractice@nysba.org

    • 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 >

    • Online Community

      We are pleased to announce that the General Practice Section now offers 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.

      Access the Community here.