Solo and Small Firm Resource Center

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    What You Need to Succeed NYSBA's Solo and Small Firm Resource Center offers you the support you need to compete in today's legal environment.
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    Collaboration Has Advantages Working alone doesn't mean you don't have opportunities for working together. Your NYSBA membership offers unique ways to connect and collaborate.
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    Going Solo Enjoy the risks and rewards of being your own boss - with the support of the NYSBA Solo & Small Firm Resource Center
  • Technology

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    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GUIDE

    NYSBA's Legal Resource Guide features comprehensive information on products, companies and vendors that may be of interest to attorneys in New York.


    MEMBER BENEFITS AND SAVINGS PROGRAMS

    Enhance the efficiency and lower the cost of your practice with special discount programs for NYSBA members. From insurance and financial services to discounted office products, your NYSBA membership gets you dramatic savings on important services every practice needs.

    Save time and money with members-only programs like group health insurance from MVP, financial services from Bank of America, free legal research, discounts on CLE of more than 30%, practice management software, hardware and resources, and much more.


    Announcing NYSBA's New Member Benefit | Fastcase

    The Smarter Alternative for Legal Research
    Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips.
    Fastcase’s libraries are searchable, just like you search the Web or traditional legal research services – by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup.  What makes Fastcase’s solution smarter is its tools that find the best answers fast, saving you time, and making your practice more competitive to clients.


    NYSBA Partnership with Clio

    Take the management of your practice with you anywhere you go with cloud-based practice management tools from Clio. Handle time tracking and billing, manage client matters and take your files on the go. NYSBA members receive a 10% discount on Clio subscriptions. Reduce your costs, improve your efficiency and focus on your practice. Visit www.nysba.org/Clio to sign up.

  • Forms

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    Downloadable Forms

    Please note: Downloadable forms are available in electronic format only.  No product will be shipped. 
    Please click on the link(s) below to view the list of forms or to purchase downloadable forms.  Sample forms are for illustrative purposes only.  The current versions of these forms are available upon purchase. 


    Arbitration
    Best Practices in Legal Management
    Buying and Selling a Small Business
    Commercial Real Estate
    Corporate and Partnership
    Criminal Law
    Debt Collection
    Elder Law 
    Enforcement of Money Judgments
    Estate Planning and Will Drafting
    Guardianship
    Limited Liability Companies
    Matrimonial Law
    Mechanic's Liens
    Mortgage Foreclosures
    Mortgages
    Power of Attorney Forms
    Probate and Administration of Decedents' Estates
    Real Estate Transactions - Residential Property
    Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in NY
    Will Drafting
    Zoning and Land Use

    New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education products are intended to provide current and accurate information to help attorneys maintain their professional competence. Products are distributed with the understanding that NYSBA does not render any legal, accounting or other professional service. Attorneys using products or orally conveyed information in dealing with a specific client's or their own legal matters should also research original sources of authority. 

    While it is our hope that the information will be extremely helpful to new attorneys, it cannot be stressed enough that all forms should be considered only as a starting point. All forms must be tailored to meet the needs of your client for a particular transaction and researched to make sure they are current and not in violation of any statute or legislation. 

    Copyright 2015, New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. 

  • Practice Management

    LPM Hub

    Law Practice Management resources provide lawyers, law firm managers and legal professionals with information on practice management trends, marketing, client development, legal technology and finance. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a managing partner at a national law firm, you’ll find law practice management resources to meet your day-to-day practice needs. Checklists, best practices, publications and continuing legal education programs provide up-to-date information and practical tips to help you better manage your law practice.

    UPCOMING LIVE LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT CLE PROGRAMS AND WEBCASTS:

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    Video Replay: Supervising Colleagues and Non-Lawyer Employees:
    Responsibilities, Requirements, Challenges and Guidelines
      | 1.5 Ethics Credits 
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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    Video Replay: Managing and Mentoring Millennial Leaders and Technology Concerns for Law Firm Leaders
    The Mind of the Lawyer Manager – Using Emotional Intelligence to Build a Team-Driven, Client Focused Work Environment
      | 1.5 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
    Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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    Applying for Cyber Insurance 101
    Navigating the Cyber Policy Application and Cyber Security Practices for Law Firms
    | 2.0 MCLE Credits in Law Practice Management
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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    2016 Marketing Conference for Solo Practitioners:
    Using Technology and the Internet to Turbo-Charge Your Business Development Success
    | 7.0 MCLE Credits including 3.0 Ethics
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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    Bridging the Gap March 2016
      | 16.0 MCLE Credits 
    Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    New York City Live LocationAlbany Video Conference | Niagara Falls Video Conference
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    Starting a Solo Practice in New York | 7.0 MCLE Credits
    Friday, May 6, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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    FOR LPM CLE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE ONLINE, ON-DEMAND, CLICK HERE!

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    Our most recent archived webcastS, now available online:


    AVAILABLE NOW:
    Find all Bridging the Gap Segments you can bundle here!
    Need only Professional Practice Credits?
    Need only Ethics Credits?
    Need only Skills Credits?

    "Virtual" World View- Ethics of a 21st Century Office | 1.0 Ethics Credit
    The program offers the opportunity to hear from Attorney Ekaterina Schoenefeld, and covers Judiciary Law Section 470.

    "LPM Day" Leadership Conference | 7.5 MCLE
    Tips for Structuring the Leadership Role of Managing Partner and Implementing a Leadership Structure in Law Firms; The Obligation and Importance of Attorney Supervision in Law Firms and Law Departments:  Challenges, Guidelines and Requirements; Competent Supervision | Challenges and Guidelines for the Legal Profession; Managing and Mentoring Millennial Leaders and Technology Concerns for Law Firm Leaders | The Mind of the Lawyer Manager – Using Emotional Intelligence to Build a Team-Driven, Client Focused Work Environment and Being a Leader as a Solo Practitioner – Marketing, Ethics and Maximizing Efficiency

    Representing LGBTQ Children in Family Court | 3.5 MCLE credits
    This program offers practicing attorneys guidance in representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning children in Family Court, including child welfare and other proceedings; consider issues of family acceptance and family intervention; explore the needs of the children and survey the resources available for them; and present the perspectives of a judge, agency and former foster child. 

    Bridging the Gap | December 2015 | 16.0 MCLE credits
    This program is available as segmented, single agenda items. Click here to find the full list.

    Virtual Practice | After Schoenefeld v. NY: Where is Your Office? | 2.0 MCLE Credits
    Practicing Law Virtually and Ethically | What Lawyers Need to Know

    Marketing Your Practice | First Ever NYSBA Small/Midsize Firms Marketing Conference | 7.0 MCLE (including 3.5 ethics)
    Jeffrey I. Citron, Esq. | Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Tara C. Fappiano, Esq. | Amy B. Goldsmith, Esq. | Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D. | Alan Levine | Mark S. Mulholland, Esq. | Andrew C. Peskoe, Esq | John Rumely | Vincent J. Russo, Esq. | Nancy B. Schess, Esq. | Steven Skyles-Mulligan | Mitch Tobol

    Risk Management | 4.0 Ethics Credits
    Program Faculty:
    A. Michael Furman, Esq. | Mark E. Housman, Esq. | Greg Cooke | Marian C. Rice, Esq.

    Attorney Escrow Accounts
    | 4.0 Ethics Credits
    Program Faculty:
    Peter V. Coffey, Esq. | Monica A. Duffy, Esq. | Christine M. Fecko, Esq. | Michael G. Gaynor, Esq. | Timothy J. O'Sullivan, Esq. | Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.

    You can find all LPM CLE on-demand programs here!

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    Get involved with the NYSBA Tech Community. Learn more at http://communities.nysba.org.

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    To view the full list of Law Practice Management Programs for members, click here.