General Practice Section

  • Chalk Board
    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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    View the General Practice Section's 2014-2015 annual report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the General Practice Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Events
    • October 29, 2015: Farm and Family Business Succession Planning Seminar


      Presented by:

      NY FarmNet
      NYSBA General Practice Section
      Cornell University Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

      October 29, 2015
      9:00am - 5:00pm (8:30 Registration)
      Embassy Suites Hotel
      Syracuse, New York

      8.0 Pending Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Professional Education Credits

      Course Description: This seminar examines legal and tax implications of transferring farm and
      family businesses to the next generation. Farm Business and Estate Succession Planning
      Strategies for the Beginning Farmer and the Senior Farmer will be emphasized.

      Course Fee:  $300

      Your registration fee includes seminar manuals, continental breakfast,
      luncheon, and afternoon snack.

      A block of rooms at a reduced rate have been reserved.  Please make your reservations directly with the hotel at (315) 446-3200.

      Click to view/download the program brochure (registration form last page).

      Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations received fewer than ten (10) business days prior
      to the seminar will be refunded one half of the registration amount paid. There are no
      refunds made on the seminar date.

      Questions: Please contact Ed Staehr at NY FarmNet at (607) 255-4121 or

  • 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

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

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    > Access the Community here
    (member log-in required)

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    For questions about NYSBA communities, contact Brandon Vogel at