General Practice Section

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  • Events
    • April 4-8, 2018: Young Lawyers Trial Academy (GP Scholarship Opportunity)

      New York State Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Trial Academy

      April 4-8, 2018
      Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, NY

      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program. Geared toward new and young attorneys, participants will take part in sessions which will advance and improve their courtroom skills. With an emphasis on direct participation, the Trial Academy is a great learning experience for all involved. 

      > View program details

      GP SECTION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

      The General Practice Section is pleased to serve as a Silver Sponsor of the event and offer a scholarship opportunity to members of the GP Section.

      Scholarship applications should be submitted to Stephanie Bugos at sbugos@nysba.org by Thursday, March 1.

      The scholarship is a full tuition scholarship; the attendee is responsible for room, travel, and some food.

      Download GP Section Scholarship Application Form

    • Program Archive: GP 2018 Annual Meeting

      General Practice Section and Committee on Professional Discipline Annual Meeting

      Recorded January 23, 2018 - New York, NY

      Our 2018 Annual Meeting program sold out, so a recording is being made available for purchase (with a special discount for General Practice Section members!)

      View details and purchase recording >

      Total credits: 4.0 (2.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics), for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years)

      Topics and Speakers:

      • CPLR Update (Burton N. Lipshie, Esq., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP)
      • Loose Lips and Emailing Lawyers: The Ethics of Protecting Client Confidences (Hon. Karen K. Peters, Former Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department; Timothy J. O'Sullivan, Esq., New York State Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection; William K. Rashbaum, The New York Times; Michael Ross, Esq., Law Offices of Michael S. Ross; Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Esq., Constitutional Communications)
      • Hot Tips from the Experts (Ash Ahluwalia, National Social Security Partners LLC; Richard A. Klass, Esq., The Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq.; Bruce D. Steiner, Esq., Kleinberg Kaplan; Dwayne Weissman, Esq., Law Office of Dwayne Weissman; Moderator: Lynne S. Hilowitz-DaSilva, Esq., DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP) 

      NYSBA Member price: $135 | Non-Member Price: $200
      General Practice Section Member price: $85

      Not a member of the General Practice Section? Dues are only $25/year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join Online, or call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 M-F, 8:45am-4:45pm)

      See complete details and purchase >

  • 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 GeneralPractice@nysba.org

  • 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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