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
    • June 11: The Do's and Don'ts of Finding and Hiring and Associate

      The Do's and Don'ts of Finding and Hiring an Associate for your Law Practice . . . and how to avoid a future discrimination claim
      June 11, 2015 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | CLE Program & Networking Dinner
      2.0 MCLE credits in law practice management (webcast begins at 6:00 p.m. for online viewers)
      New York City | Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP | 180 Maiden Lane and Webcast

      Learn More and Register >

    • 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.

  • 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