You can join the GP Section's New Mentoring Blog!
General Practice Section is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative
mentoring program, GP Law Connect.
will be a legal blog, sponsored by the NYSBA’s General Practice Section, for
mentors and mentees to co-author articles and publish them online. The benefit of
blogging on GP Law Connect
is that, by "crowdsourcing" content from a large group of mentors and
mentees, GP Law Connect
promises to become a leading legal blog across New York State and beyond.
provides several benefits that are unique to the mentoring program:
resources (mentors share knowledge and experience in choosing topics and
providing editorial direction; mentees share time while drafting content and
researching, if necessary)
inherent credibility of content published on a NYSBA sponsored blog
marketing opportunities for authors and the benefit of publishing on a
blog that is more likely to rank highly in Google searches;
NYSBA, GP Law Connect
is slated to officially launch in October 2013. Our mission is to develop the
blog into an industry leading publication for a cross-section of readers: our
colleagues, our community, and overall, our potential clients.
Members of GP Law Connect will be invited to join us at a welcoming reception on October 17th at Baker Hostetler in New York City, 4-8pm. The reception is held in conjunction with an MCLE program, Blogging 101 – Social Media Marketing and Mentoring - Ethical and Practical Considerations, co-sponsored by the NYSBA Law Practice Management Committee. The reception and program will provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet, network with other members and learn more about online legal writing.
the blog will serve as a potential and growing referral source for business
development as well as the opportunity to mentor a new lawyer. For mentees, the
blog will serve as an opportunity to draft and/or co-author a relevant and
engaging article in their chosen field of law as well as the opportunity to be
mentored by an experienced lawyer. Mentors and mentees will be paired
according to similar areas of legal interest.
you are interested in participating in GP Law Connect either as a mentor or
a mentee, please contact GeneralPractice@nysba.org
indicating (1) whether you prefer to be a mentor or a mentee, and (2) your
area/s of practice or interest in the law. You will be contacted with further
details approaching the launch date, but we would like to give you this
opportunity now to put in your request in for a spot on the mentoring blog
team. Participation in GP
Law Connect is currently an exclusive benefit of General Practice
Section membership, and may be subject to mentor/mentee ratio limits.
Mentoring Subcommittee Chair
General Practice Section Business Law Committee
Questions? Contact GeneralPractice@nysba.org
View Mentoring Blog Roster
Not a General Practice Section member? Join Online here (log in, then select "Join a Section" under Dues on the right. Select "General Practice Section"); or call the State Bar Service Center during business hours at 800-582-2452.