GP Law Connect

You can join the GP Section's New Mentoring Blog!

The General Practice Section is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative mentoring program, GP Law Connect.

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.

GP Law Connect provides several benefits that are unique to the mentoring program: 

  • Shared resources (mentors share knowledge and experience in choosing topics and providing editorial direction; mentees share time while drafting content and researching, if necessary)
  • The inherent credibility of content published on a NYSBA sponsored blog
  • Inbound marketing opportunities for authors and the benefit of publishing on a blog that is more likely to rank highly in Google searches;
  • Business development opportunities
  • Pro bono opportunities

Through the 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.

For mentors, 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.

If 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.

Paige Zandri, Esq.
Mentoring Subcommittee Chair
General Practice Section Business Law Committee

Questions? Contact GeneralPractice@nysba.org

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