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.
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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
    • 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

      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


        (Member Log-in Required)

        NOTE: The free member access is not for MCLE credit. To purchase this recording for MCLE credit, visit

    • 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