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    • Women on the Move 2014 LPM CLE Program


      $75 Members* | $250 Non-Members

      Women on the Move 2014: Negotiating Your Own Value | Tips from the Front Line

      Wednesday, October 8, 2014 
      CLE Program | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Networking Reception | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      4.0 MCLE Credits

        Women on the Move Brochure


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       View the Agenda

      View Speaker Biographies


      Larchmont Shore Club | One Oak Bluff Avenue | Larchmont, NY 10538

      Sponsored by the Committee on Women and the Law, the Law Practice Management Committee, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association 
      Program Chairs
      Linda A. Redlisky, Esq.
      Rafferty & Redlisky, LLP
      Pelham, NY
      Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq.
      Hamilton Law and Mediation, PLLC
      Armonk, NY
      As female attorneys we are asked to juggle our professional and personal lives often for less compensation than our male peers. This CLE program highlights practical skills that have helped other women attorneys successfully navigate the complicated world of negotiating their compensation in the income gender trap. Many women feel social pressures to refrain from asserting themselves in an overtly aggressive manner, yet fear that using softer language will cause them to be perceived as weak and diminish their worth. Learn the tools and tips recommended by a professional negotiator, including methods to evaluate your goals, language selection in negotiations, and other techniques women attorneys have developed to negotiate for themselves. A panel of respected attorneys, both male and female, will explore and debate various means of negotiating, such as in person, e-mail and telephonic, negotiating with the same or different gender, whether or not your style should be tailored to your audience, as well as the ethical issues that arise in the context of negotiating your worth. Join us for an afternoon of learning on how to start the discussion and project your best self-worth when representing yourself.

      12:30 p.m.                Registration

      1:00 - 1:10 p.m.       Welcome and Introduction to the Program

      1:10 2:00 p.m.       Keynote Presentation
                                        Victoria Pynchon, Esq.
                                       Co-founder, She Negotiates Consulting and Training
                                        (1.0 MCLE Credit)
      2:00 2:50 p.m.       Salary & Fee Negotiation - Successes, Pitfalls and the Law
                                        Cara E. Greene, Esq. | Outten & Golden LLP
                                        Alan J. Harris, Esq. | Alan J. Harris, PC
                                        (1.0 MCLE Credit)

      2:50 3:00 p.m.       Break

      3:00 3:50 p.m.       Ethical Considerations in Negotiating Your Value
                                        Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise & Hamilton, LLP
                                        Josephine Belli, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP
                                        (1.0 MCLE Ethics Credit)

      3:50 5:00 p.m.       Panel Discussion and Q&A
                                       (1.0 MCLE Credit)

      5:00 7:00 p.m.       Networking Reception with Section Co-Sponsors

      4.0 MCLE Credits
      (2.0 areas of professional practice, 1.0 skills, 1.0 ethics)

      *$75 Pre-Registration Rate | Valid through September 30, 2014.  Register early to guarantee your seat at the program. Program fee includes refreshments and cocktail reception.


      Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Corporate Counsel Section, the  Dispute Resolution Section, the Elder Law and Special Needs Section,  Family Law Section, the General Practice Sectionthe Intellectual Property Law Section, the Real Property Law Section, the Senior Lawyers Section, the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, the Trusts & Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

      Also co-sponsored by the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York and the following chapters: the Mid-York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, the Queens Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, and the Westchester Women's Bar Association.


      For questions about this event, please contact Kathy Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at (518) 487-5590 or

      To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.



    • January 27: 2015 Annual Meeting: Save the Date!

      The New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 26-31, 2015:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      The General Practice Section will meet on Tuesday, January 27.

      Save the date!

  • 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.

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  • One on One

    General Practice

    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. Edited by Martin Minkowitz and Richard Klass, One on One is published by the General Practice Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • 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