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Committee on Law Practice Management

The Mission of the NYSBA Law Practice Management Committee is to investigate, evaluate, develop, and disseminate information, techniques and best practices designed to assist law firms, lawyers and legal staff in delivering more effective, efficient, competent, ethical and responsive services in furtherance of the needs of clients the public and the legal profession.


Law Practice Management Committee Co-Chairs:

Marian C. Rice, Esq.,

L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP

1001 Franklin Ave, 3rd Fl, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530


Sarah E. Gold, Esq.,

The Gold Law Firm

1843 Central Avenue, #187, Albany, NY 12205


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For more information about the Committee on Law Practice Management or to get involved with the Committee’s initiatives, contact Katherine Suchocki, Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events


A Pandemic Law Practice: Collaboration, Culture & Security (Webinar)

When preparing for COVID-19 and the potential evacuation of traditional office space, clearly the ability for lawyers and staff to access data is the first…

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Lawyer as Employer: Handling Coronavirus Issues in the Workplace (Webinar)

Remote work, quarantines, and essential employees – what lawyers need to know.

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Mindfulness for Lawyers in a Time of Stress (Webinar)

Learn how to use mindfulness to improve your immune system and calm your fears, while also maintaining social connections via electronics to prevent loneliness.

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The Lawyer As Employer: Diversity in the Law Firm Workplace

This program will discuss ways to think about diversity in your firm, the current state of the law in an everchanging legal landscape and practical…

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10 Tips To Help Grow Your Practice (Webinar)

Tune in for a short webinar that will give you 10 tips for improving your tech and improving your work productivity. It's never too late…

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Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2020 (Webinar)

This program provides an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting…

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Legal Project Management 2020

This program provides an overview of legal project management and techniques you can use. Panelists provide an overview of how firms can meet client demands…

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The NY Shield Act: New Data Privacy Requirements for Both Clients and Lawyers (Webinar)

Join us for an hour of Professional Practice credit to discuss what New York businesses (including law firms) need to know to stay in compliance.

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Online Reviews 101: How to Create, Respond & Repair

Learn why lawyers are responsible for their online reviews, endorsements made by third parties, maintenance of confidentiality, and protection of clients' information, including a review…

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Past Events Highlights


Applying for Malpractice Insurance 2020

Learn about malpractice insurance considerations while gaining practical tips when applying for and purchasing the appropriate coverage.

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Completing Your Cyber Application 2020

Join industry experts and learn the ins and outs of completing your cyber application. Learn tips and tools to make it a fast and efficient…

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Risk Management 2020 (Buffalo)

Designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, this program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the…

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Online Community

Committee Roster

Mr. Anthony Robert Palermo, Esq.

Ms. Sarah Diane McShea, Esq.

Mr. Craig S. Brown, Esq.

Mr. Brett Scher, Esq.

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP

Ms. Deborah E. Kaminetzky, Esq.

Mr. Philip Touitou, Esq.

Ms. Helene R. Hechtkopf, Esq.

Mr. Robert L. Ostertag, Esq.

Mr. Gilson B. Gray III, Esq.

Liaison To Senior Lawyers Section

Mr. T. David Stapleton Jr., Esq.

Liaison, Elder Law & Special Needs Section

Mr. Daniel J. McMahon, Esq.

Nysba Staff Liaison

Mr. Peter J. Wasilko, Esq.

Prof. Roy D. Simon

Mailing Purposes Only

Mr. Jonathan Bruce Behrins

Executive Committee Liaison

Mrs. Jessica D. Parker, Esq.

Liaison, Committee On Lawyers In Transition

Ms. Pamela McDevitt, Esq.

Nysba Staff Liaison

Ms. Katherine Suchocki, Esq.

Nysba Staff Liaison


Ms. M. Elizabeth Coreno, Esq.

Liaison, Attorney Wellness

Ms. Sarah E. Gold, Esq.


Ms. Barbara J. Durkin, Esq.

Kim Swetland

Non-Attorney Advisor

Hal M. Stewart

Mailing Purposes Only

Dr. Carol Schiro Greenwald

Non-Attorney Advisor

Ms. Michella Hand

Administrative Support

Ms. Jill Pilgrim, Esq.

Ms. Theresa B. Marangas, Esq.

Mr. Joseph J. Ranni, Esq.

Mr. David Brickman

Ms. Sharon N. Berlin

Mr. Mark Arthur Berman, Esq.

Mr. Pery D. Krinsky, Esq.

Mr. Alexander Paykin, Esq.

Ms. Emese Zsuzsanna Olah, Esq.

Ms. Rachel Aghassi, Esq.

Ms. Carla L. Miller, Esq.

Ms. Colleen M. Grady, Esq.

Mr. Anthony Tze Cheung Lam, Esq.

Mr. Anthony Mario Kroese, Esq.

Susan Weldon Culpepper, Esq.

Paul J. Unger, Esq.

Ms. Allison C. Shields, Esq.

Mr. James P. Joseph, Esq.

Mr. John T. McCann, Esq.

Mr. Jonathan K. Pollack, Esq.

Ms. Lisa Lynn Shrewsberry, Esq.

Mr. Nicholas P. Chrysanthem, Esq.

Mr. Edward S. Goodman, Esq.

Mr. Nathaniel S. Wasserstein, Esq.

Mr. Clifford R. Ennico, Esq.

Mr. Matthew K. Flanagan, Esq.

Mr. Dennis J. Bischof, Esq.

Mr. Michael S. Kraft, Esq.

Ms. Marian C. Rice, Esq.


L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP

Mr. Anthony Q. Fletcher, Esq.

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