General Practice Section

  • General Practice Spring Meeting Slider 2016
    GP Section Spring Meeting - May 6-7, 2016
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    Join the General Practice Section's Community! Connect with your colleagues in our NEW private online professional forum. (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.
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    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
    • May 6-7, 2016: GP Section Spring Meeting


      Electing the President - 2016

      General Practice Spring Meeting Slider 2016

      May 6 - 7, 2016:
      Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and
      Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

      • Enjoy dinner with colleagues at The Brasserie 292
      • Second Annual Short Play Festival at The Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck
      • Presentation on “Roosevelt and the Supreme Court” and tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
      • “Electing the President - 2016” MCLE program by the Election Law and Government Affairs Committee of the General Practice Section (1 credit)



      Please note the following:

      • Event check-in will take place at the Friday night DINNER, rather than in the hotel lobby, as initially announced. Tickets for the play festival will be distributed at that time (for those who pre-registered). Parking availability for dinner is likely to be better earlier on in the evening, so prompt arrival (or slightly early) is recommended.
      • Based on group size, the dinner will take place at Brasserie 292 (just across the street from Canvas at the Artist’s Palate – same chef)

      Venue Addresses:

      • Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel (check-in 4pm / check-out Noon): 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
      • Brasserie 292 (Friday dinner, 5:30pm; less than 5 minutes from hotel): 292 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
      • The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (8pm show time; approx.30 minutes from restaurant): 661 Route 308 (NY-308), Rhinebeck, NY 12572 
      • Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (8:30am continental breakfast; approx. 10 minutes from hotel): 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

      Can't make it for the full event? Join us for Saturday! (May 7)

      • Continental breakfast
      • "Roosevelt and the Supreme Court" presentation at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
      • "Electing the President - 2016" MCLE program (1 credit)
      • Tour and Luncheon (with complimentary admission to the FDR Home)

      "Electing the President - 2016"
      Approved for 1.0 credit in Areas of Professional Practice for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys.

      Jeffrey T. Buley, Esq., Brown & Weinraub LLC, Albany
      Steven H. Richman, Esq., Board of Elections, City of New York

      Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel | 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie
      Ph: 845-485-5300

      Room rates are $189 per night, plus applicable taxes.  Please call at the number listed above to make your reservations. Please Note: A limited number of rooms are being held. 
      Cut-off for the hotel is April 13, 2016. GROUP CODE: NYSBA1.

      Questions? Contact or Stephanie Bugos at (518) 487-5524.

  • 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 >

  • 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
    (member log-in required)

    View Communities Instructional Video

    PDF Instructions:
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    For questions about NYSBA communities, contact Brandon Vogel at