General Practice Section

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  • Events
    • October 24, 2017: Legal Ethics in the Age of the Internet


      October 24, 2017 | Live & Webcast
      The Penn Club of New York | 30 W. 44th Street, NYC & webcast
      2.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics

      Presenters: Prof. Roy D. Simon, Brett Scher, Esq.

      Special rate of $50 for GP Section members!

      View details and register >

    • October/November 2017: Update 2017

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | New York Society of Security Analysts
      1540 Broadway, Suite 1010 | New York, NY 10036

      Monday, November 13, 2017 | New York State Bar Association
      1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207

      7.5 MCLE Credits | 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.5 Ethics

      Program Description
      NYSBA CLE is pleased to present Update 2017, covering the most recent developments in areas of practice that New York attorneys regularly handle, including: Civil Procedure; Matrimonial and Family Law; Trusts and Estates Law; Business and Corporate Law; Criminal Law; and Ethics and Professionalism.

      All that is new in each field – cases, statutes, rules, procedures and practice techniques – will be reviewed by an experienced faculty member. Don’t miss this all-inclusive program providing a comprehensive overview of the important changes that occurred during 2017!

      Co-sponsored by the NYSBA General Practice Section

      View details >

    • November 14, 2017: The Solution Room - Solo and Small Firm


      November 14, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm / Light dinner and registration at 5:30pm
      Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP, 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
      Presented by the 
      General Practice Section and NYSBA Solo/Small Firm Practice Team

      Free for NYSBA members! ($25 all others) Space is limited to 45 registrants.

      Register Online

      The Solution Room Spotlight

      What challenges do you face as a solo or small firm practitioner?

      Bring a professional challenge to The Solution Room and receive confidential advice and support from your peers—and give it in return!

      The Solution Room is a powerful session that will engage you, connect you with your peers in a small group setting, and provide answers to your most pressing challenges from fellow solo and small firm attorneys.

      Join us and:

      • You’ll have the opportunity to receive advice and support from your peers on a professional problem or challenge you face in your practice.
      • You’ll meet and build connections with four new peers through sharing your group’s challenges, advice, and support.
      • You’ll discover the broad range of peer experience available to you during the evening session and learn how to tap it for your benefit.

      This program is designed for those who have been in solo or small firm law practice for at least six months, to those with 20+ years of experience. To ensure that a broad range of experience levels are present, registration in each experience category may be limited.

      Your presence matters! Late arrival or early departure will affect other participants' experience. Because this is an interactive, peer-based program, please plan to arrive promptly, and stay for the duration of the session.

      Facilitator: Adrian Segar, Conferences That Work, Marlboro, VT. Known as one of the most innovative event professionals, Adrian has over thirty years of experience designing, facilitating and convening participant-driven and participation-rich meetings all over the world. He is the author of two best-selling books on meeting design.

      Why The Solution Room? The Solution Room has been used successfully in a range of fields on multiple continents to engage professionals in productive discussion about mutually-held challenges. (Learn more about the Solution Room | Video testimonials from a past Solution Room) Feedback from members over the years has shown some commonality in the challenges faced by attorneys in solo or small firm practice. As an Association member, you have the ability to do just that--associate. Take this opportunity to share your experience with fellow practitioners, and gain practical insight into your own situation in return.

      The information and materials being provided are general in nature and are provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is being created through this presentation.


      For questions, please contact Minika Udoko at or (518) 487-5503.

      For Public Officials: The New York State Bar Association is registered with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics pursuant to the Lobbying Act to engage in lobbying activities. Consequently, public officials cannot accept certain benefits from the Association. Further information can be obtained by contacting an official's agency ethics officer or the Association at (518) 463-3200. 

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, contact Minika Udoko at (518) 487-5503 or

    • AM 2018 - Save the Date

      New York State Bar Association 2018 Annual Meeting

      General Practice Section Program

      Tuesday, January 23, 2018

      Details to follow at 

  • 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.

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  • 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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