General Practice Section

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    General Practice Section Annual Meeting Program - January 24, 2017
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  • Events
    • GP Improvisational Acting in the Court House

      General Practice Section

      Improvisational Acting in the Court House
      With Robert Galinsky of and the New York Reality TV School 

      November 22, 2016 and January 10, 2017

      Material covered will be unique to each session.  Register for one or both evenings (separate). 

      Ripley-Grier Studios
      520 8th Avenue
      New York, NY 10018

      “He teaches you to open the portfolio of yourself.” BBC News

      Attendance is limited to 40 people at each session. 

      Cost per session:
      Attorneys admitted 5 years or less: $10
      General Practice Section members: $20
      All others: $45 


      Register for November 22, 2016

      Register for January 10, 2017 

      Following up on last year’s successful workshop, IACH will utilize ‘tried and true’ techniques, infused with a slew of new ideas to show attendees how to: captivate and engage listeners, tap into your authentic passion, find your ‘hooks’ and style, and get results!  IACH is a fun, educational, and invaluable workshop for lawyers of all levels of experience, working in all areas of the legal system.  Robert Galinsky leads this workshop, with assistance from TV/Film and Off-Broadway actress Shannon Hamm, and shows lawyers how to distinguish themselves in and out of the courtroom.  Robert Galinsky wants you to be as effective as possible and will present techniques that professional actors use to mesmerize their audiences on stage or screen 

      Techniques and Takeaways:

      • Managing pressure and stress
      • Changing direction
      • Body language and non-verbal language
      • Confidence and humor
      • Strong starts, powerful closings
      • Quick Thinking and Taking Action Through lines and listening

      Each attendee of the IACH Workshop will also receive a printed certificate of achievement. This 75-minute workshop will be followed by a networking after-party.

      Special Offer for current NYSBA members who are not members of the General Practice Section: Receive membership in the GP Section for the remainder of 2016 included with registration! Your complimentary membership will be processed automatically following the program date. Membership will be valid through 12/31/2016, provided current NYSBA membership

      Questions? Contact Kathy Plog at or (518) 487-5681.

    • General Practice and Professional Discipline Meeting

      Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:00 AM
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      General Practice Section and the Committee on Professional Discipline: 

      Disclosure of client confidence, and how the new ethics rules apply; and a perennial favorite, hot tips from the experts—rapid-fire updates on the latest issues on a variety of legal topics and changes to law. 

      Appropriate for the general practice or solo/small firm attorney—or any attorney who wants to keep current with a well-rounded knowledge in the practice of law.

  • 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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