The New York State Bar Association is excited to present its upcoming Virtual Convention for January, 2021. While we will all miss bringing together attorneys and legal professionals from across New York State, and all of the in-person interactions that come with a more traditional Annual Meeting, we are committed to working just as diligently to provide the best experience for all of our attendees in this new virtual format. The engaging programming provided by our talented Sections and Committees, along with some of the most respected presenters in the legal field, will continue to make this Meeting a must-attend!

While everyone in attendance will be experiencing our Annual Meeting in this new virtual convention format, we’ve focused on not straying too far from what attendees appreciated and looked forward to during all of our past in-person conferences. NYSBA’s 26 Sections will continue to offer targeted programs and events for not only their Section members, but any attorney that would like to experience what they have to offer. Select NYSBA Committees will also be a part of this year’s 2-week schedule, offering the most up-to-date and relevant programming based on their Committee’s area of focus.

With an informative Presidential Summit planned, multiple virtual receptions, an exciting “Piano Bar” evening event, a trivia competition, the beloved awards receptions, an abundance of information and resources from our sponsoring partners…and even yoga, start blocking off your calendar for January right now and register for Annual Meeting today!

 

 

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Annual Meeting Sponsor- LEAP
NetDocuments Sponsor
Qualia Sponsor Logo
Annual Meeting Sponsor- Smokeball
Tabs3 Sponsor

Full-Day MCLE Program

 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/20)   

$149: Section Member | $179: NYSBA Member | $299: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/21 and after)

$199: Section Member | $239: NYSBA Member | $399: Non-NYSBA Member

Half-Day MCLE Program

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/20)

$119: Section Member | $149: NYSBA Member | $269: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/21 and after)

$159: Section Member | $199: NYSBA Member | $359: Non-NYSBA Member

We made some updates to the upcoming Annual Meeting pricing structure that many of you may have grown accustomed to.

  • We have eliminated the General Registration Fee for the 2021 Annual Meeting.
  • Each Section or Committee continues to have its own registration fee, based on whether it is a half-day or full-day event.
  • Section Members receive an additional discount, that is reflected above, so if you’ve been considering joining a Section, now would be a worthwhile (and cost-effective) time to do so.
  • Sections and Committees holding single-day programs (4 MCLE Credits or less) will adhere to half-day pricing fee.
  • Sections and Committees holding multi-day programs (5+ MCLE Credits) will adhere to the full-day pricing fee.

As we continue to announce and post the various Special Events that will be taking place during Annual Meeting, including the Presidential Summit, you’ll notice that registration for those come with no additional charge. As long as you first register for one of the Section or Committee programs, you may reap the benefits of signing up for a handful of complimentary programs throughout the 2-week period, many of them offering MCLE Credits, so your registration cost will be stretched even further.

IMPORTANT: For those of you that wish to attend multiple Section or Committee programs, we are extending a discount of 25% off the pricing of 2 or more programs, however you must contact our MRC Department directly and register over the phone.

HOW TO  REGISTER:

Step 1: Review the “Schedule” tabs on the left navigation, either by Day, or by Section/Committee

Step 2: Find the program you are interested in and proceed with the registration prompts provided

 


MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER

If you have questions please contact us at 800.582.2452 | [email protected]

Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


 

Wednesday, January 27

Program NameTimeRegistation
International Law Section Program8:00 AM – 11:00 AMRegister Now
Committee on Cannabis Law Program9:00 AM – 1:00 PMRegister Now
Health Law Section Program (2 of 2)9:00 AM – 12:30 PMRegister Now
Trusts and Estates Section Program9:00 AM – 1:00 PMRegister Now
Young Lawyers Section Program1:00 PM – 4:30 PMRegister Now
Presidential Summit & President’s Reception2:00 PM – 6:00 PMRegister Now

Program NameDate & TimeSection Page
50+ SectionThursday, January 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Antitrust Law SectionFriday, January 22
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday, January 25
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visit Section Page
Business Law SectionWednesday, January 20
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 21
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Commercial and Federal Litigation SectionTuesday, January 19
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 20
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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Corporate Counsel SectionFriday, January 22
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Criminal Justice SectionWednesday, January 20
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dispute Resolution SectionThursday, January 21
12:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Visit Section Page
Elder Law and Special Needs SectionTuesday, January 19
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 26
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law SectionTuesday, January 19
12:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Tuesday, January 26
2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Visit Section Page
Environmental & Energy Law SectionTuesday, January 26
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, January 29
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Family Law SectionThursday, January 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law SectionMonday, January 25
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Visit Section Page
General Practice SectionTuesday, January 19
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Health Law SectionTuesday, January 19
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 27
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Intellectual Property Law SectionWednesday, January 20
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 26
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Visit Section Page
International Law SectionWednesday, January 27
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Judicial SectionFriday, January 29
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
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Labor and Employment Law SectionFriday, January 22
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Visit Section Page
Local and State Government Law SectionThursday, January 21
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 28
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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LGBTQ People And The Law SectionMonday, January 25
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visit Section Page
Real Property Law SectionThursday, January 21
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 28
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Friday, January 29
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Visit Section Page
Tax SectionTuesday, January 19
8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, January 20
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Visit Section Page
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law SectionThursday, January 28
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, January 29
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Trial Lawyers SectionThursday, January 28
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, January 29
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Trusts and Estates Law SectionWednesday, January 27
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Women in Law SectionTuesday, January 19
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Young Lawyers SectionWednesday, January 27
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Annual Meeting Committees Schedule
Program NameDate & TimeCommittee Page
Committee on Diversity and InclusionTuesday, January 19
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Committee on Disability RightsThursday, January 21
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Committee on Law Practice ManagementThursday, January 21
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Committee on Law, Youth and CitizenshipMonday, January 25
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Committee on Animals and the LawMonday, January 25
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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Committee on Cannabis LawWednesday, January 27
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Real Property Law Section Committee on Condos and CoopsThursday, January 28
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Real Property Law Section Not-for-Profit CommitteeFriday, January 29
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Committee on Children and the LawFriday, January 29
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Visit Committee Page
Annual Meeting 2021 Special Events

Annual Meeting Presidential Summit

Presidential Summit

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal, Constitutional, and Public Health Issues
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The COVID-19 public health crisis has affected all aspects of American life, altering travel, work, education – even everyday activities like buying groceries. Lawmakers and public health officials at both the state and federal level quickly implemented emergency orders at the onset of the crisis to stabilize the spread of the disease, and balance the precautions that public health and safety demand with recognition of constitutional, economic, and liberty interests. Now, after months of living with COVID-19, the efficacy and utility of these policies, and their corollary legal, constitutional, and public health impacts, can be deliberately examined. We invite you to attend this informative session. [3.0 MCLE Credits]

Registration is complimentary.

President’s Reception And Virtual Piano Bar: Annual Meeting 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Annual Meeting Registration
Nutrition During Times of Stress
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
8:00 AM – 8:45AM
 

Plant Based Eating: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
8:00 AM – 8:45AM
 

Ann Lapinski
Instructor Ann Lapinski

Join us for these complimentary nutritional sessions delivered by Ann Lapinski. Lapinski has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Cornell University and practiced in the field of nutrition and wellness for 4 years before going to law school. She has maintained her connection to nutrition and wellness as a strong avocation including writing a monthly column for the Albany County Bar Association. Ann practiced environmental law and employment law for 32 years at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation until her retirement in the spring of this year.

Registration is complimentary.

 

Sponsored By

Annual Meeting Sponsor- Smokeball

Annual Meeting Yoga Sessions
Yoga Session: Body, Soul and Practice
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Both yoga practice and law practice benefit from higher awareness and sensitivity. Poses are curated for safety, injury prevention with existing injury modification and appropriate for all levels. Yoga clothes are optional! Don’t let your business suit keep you from benefiting from increased stamina, flexibility and most importantly the feeling of well-being being centered in the now. There will be a strong emphasis on alignment and action within each pose that will leave you feeling enlightened, educated and more dynamically present in the NOW.

Heather D. Casale
Instructor Heather D. Casale

Heather D. Casale, Esq, eRYT is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and an attorney practicing on Long Island

Registration is complimentary.

 

Rockefeller Sponsors

Annual Meeting Sponsor- SmokeballSmokeball legal software is the only case management program that exists in the cloud and on your computer. Manage contacts, automate documents, save emails, automatically track time, view business profitability, and send out and collect client invoices all in one place, whether you’re online or not. With Smokeball you can bill what you’re worth regardless if you bill by the hour or a flat fee. Let’s get started.


 

 

Empire Sponsors

Qualia Sponsor LogoQualia is the leading digital real estate closing platform used for 1 in 5 U.S. real estate transactions. Qualia’s cloud-based closing rooms provide the complete infrastructure to streamline the home closing experience for real estate businesses and their clients. The company offers a suite of products that brings together homebuyers and sellers, lenders, title & escrow agents and real estate agents onto one secure, remote platform. For more information on Qualia, visit www.qualia.com

 

 

NetDocuments SponsorNetDocuments helps lawyers – individually and collectively – Work Inspired by delivering on promises, providing technology that gets out of their way so they can focus on results, and eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel. When lawyers can spend less time searching and more time doing, when they can stop playing hide-and-seek with their documents, and know that they never have to sacrifice productivity for security – they become free to Work Inspired.

 

 

Liberty Sponsors

Annual Meeting Sponsor- LEAPLEAP is the #1 cloud-based legal practice management software solution for New York law firms. LEAP has a comprehensive list of features including case management, automated time capture, trust accounting, legal billing, automated forms library for New York for all of the common areas of law, document management, a client service portal, office reporting, and more. LEAP can bring your data over from another provider, and install and train you and your staff entirely remotely.


 

 
Tabs3 SponsorWith over 40 years of experience, Tabs3 is proud to be the most award-winning legal time and billing software in the nation. Tabs3 Software includes billing, accounting, and practice management solutions to simplify managing matters, calendars, contacts, and documents. Our cloud product, CosmoLex, is a completely integrated billing, accounting, and practice management system. For more information or to set up a personal demo, visit Tabs3.com or CosmoLex.com


Interested in being a sponsor?

Contact Holly Klarman | [email protected]

 

If you are having difficulty registering online, and would prefer to register over the phone, or if you’re registering for multiple programs, please contact:

MEMBER RESOURCE CENTER

Call: 800.582.2452 | Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.