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
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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.


    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
    NYSBA Estate Planning System
    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

    Consider Networking a Strategy, Not a Tactic
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Live & Webcast
    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP | 1350 Broadway | New York, NY 10018
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    2017 Annual Meeting
    NYSBA's 140th Annual Meeting | January 23-38, 2017
    New York Hilton Midtown | 1335 Avenue of the Americas | NYC

    Career Development Conference | Monday, January 23, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Intro to Legal Research Using Fastcase | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    LPM Day | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    Intro to Legal Research Using Fastcase | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    The Voice of the Children | Friday, January 27, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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    2017 Marketing Conference for Solo Practitioners | 7.0 MCLE Credits 
    Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    NY Society of Security Analysts | 1640 Broadway | Suite 1010 | NYC
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    Legal Malpractice 2017 | 4.0 MCLE Credits
    Each program is a half-day CLE from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 | Westchester | Live Program | Elmwood Country Club
    Friday, March 17, 2017 | Rochester | Live Program | RIT Inn & Conference Center 
    Friday, March 24, 2017 | Albany | Live Program | New York State Bar Association
    Friday, March 24, 2017 | New York City | Live and Webcast | CUNY Graduate Center
    Friday, March 31, 2017 | Long Island | Live Program | Melville Marriott 


    Click Here for All Available Online, On Demand, LPM CLE Programs. 

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