General Practice Section

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    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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    General Practice Section Annual Meeting Program
  • Events
    • General Practice and Committee on Professional Discipline Meeting


      Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      2018 Topics and Speakers:

      Loose Lips and Emailing Lawyers: The Ethics of Protecting Client Confidences 
      Hon. Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department, Albany 
      William K. Rashbaum, The New York Times, New York 
      Michael Ross, Esq.
      Jonathan A. Stribling-Uss, Esq., Constitutional Communications, New York 
      Moderator: Joel Cohen, Esq., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York

      CPLR Update 
      Burton N. Lipshie, Esq., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York 

      Update of the Fund for Client Protection 
      Timothy J. O’Sullivan, Esq., New York State Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, Albany 

      Hot Tips from the Experts:
      -“I Got Bloomed!” (Don’t let your client say this about you): Keeping Client Confidences and Loyalties After the Attorney-Client Relationship has Terminated
      -Estate Taxes and Portability
      -Social Security Filing Strategies Under the New Rules
      -And more! (TBA)

      Ash Ahluwalia, National Social Security Partners LLC, Bridgewater, NJ 
      Richard A. Klass, Esq., The Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq., Brooklyn 
      Bruce D. Steiner, Esq., Kleinberg Kaplan, New York
      Dwayne Weissman, Esq., Law Office of Dwayne Weissman, Commack 
      Moderator: Lynne S. Hilowitz-DaSilva, Esq., DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP, New City 

      Complete agenda and MCLE credit information will follow.

    • February 9 - Representing a Candidate under New York's Election Law


      Friday, February 9, 2017 (Live & Webcast)
      9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

      CFA Society New York
      1540 Broadway #1010
      New York, NY
      Entrance on 45th Street & Broadway

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Skills, 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

      NYSBA Member: $135.00 | Non-Member: $235.00

      General Practice Section Member: $110.00

      For additional information or to register online.

  • 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

    General Practice Section Community

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    We are pleased to announce that the General Practice Section now offers a private online professional community—for General Practice Section members only!

    Connect with fellow members on the GP Community, featuring wide-ranging legal discussion topics, document library, and searchable member directory.

    > Access the Community here
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