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    Join a General Practice Chapter! The GP Section is pleased to offer regional Chapters based on New York State Judicial Department. 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: Join a GP Chapter today!
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  • Events
    • July 23 Program: Privacy in the Mobile World

      Emails, Cell Phones and Google Glass!
      Privacy in the Mobile World: How to Protect and Advise Your Clients

      Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- live in Albany and webcast!
      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      State Bar Center Great Hall
      1 Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207

      NYSBA Members: $75
      Non Members: $175
      Note: Registration fees increase ten days prior to the program date.

      1.0 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
      * Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in-person to earn New York MCLE credit.

      Click here for additional information and/or to register. 

    • September 5-6: GP Saratoga Weekend

      SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2014 

      Friends and fellow general practitioners! Join General Practice lawyers from across the State for a weekend getaway in Saratoga Springs!

      Our weekend kicks off with cocktails and dinner on Friday, September 5. Saturday morning begins with breakfast and a 1.5 credit Ethics CLE program, then experience the wonders of Saratoga Springs in whose City Hall the American Bar Association was founded in 1878, arranged for us by past G.P. Section Chair Seth Rosner, who practices in 'the Racing City.' We'll visit, at your option, a remarkable jewel of a museum, the National Museum of Thoroughbred Racing, or the National Museum of Dance, with lunch and shopping in downtown Saratoga Springs. Some members may choose to attend the Saratoga Automobile Museum (current exhibition: The Ford Mustang - 50 Years!), or Saturday afternoon's Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and the Automobile Museum's Concours d'Elegance, featuring Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, Jaguars and a stunning variety of exotic automobiles.

      Spend the evening with cocktails and dinner with the G.P. gang at a premier Saratoga Springs restaurant, then either head home or stay for another day of fun on your own or with G.P. friends old and new. (If you stay, be sure to visit the Saratoga Battlefield National Park—a battle that literally turned the tide of the American Revolution!)

      Accommodations will be provided by the Saratoga Courtyard Marriott, a comfortable hotel within walking distance of 'downtown' Broadway. Of course, families are welcome!

      View Brochure and/or Download Registration Form.

      For questions or more information, contact Richard Klass at

    • 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.

    Questions? Contact

  • One on One

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    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.

    Read now >

  • Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon! Professional Online Private 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!