The Schenectady County Bar Association

The Schenectady County Bar Association is an Association of lawyers, mindful of their unique role in the relationship between the community and the law. The Association is formed to facilitate the administration of justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, promote the interests and welfare of the profession, particularly of the practicing lawyer, and cherish the spirit of collegiality among its members. The SCBA was incorporated in 1916 as a nonprofit corporation.

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News and Updates

New SCBA Benefit: Casemaker Legal Research

Monday, March 27, 2017 :

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Schenectady County Bar Association Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 :

100th Anniversary

The Schenectady County Bar Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The SCBA has been providing professional and community service since incorporated in 1916, including continuing legal education, mentoring, public information and legal services programs.

“I am particularly proud to be leading the Schenectady County Bar at this time as we celebrate one hundred years of promoting the legal profession and the administration of justice,” said the SCBA President, the Hon. Mark L. Powers, Schenectady County Family Court Judge and Acting Supreme Court Justice. “We look forward to exploring new ways of furthering the goals of our association while honoring its history.”

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Join the Schenectady County Bar Association

Sunday, February 14, 2016 :

Join us! Membership in the Schenectady County Bar Association is open to persons admitted to the practice of law in New York State or other state or country. Learn more about membership here and here .

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Seeking Legal Assistance?

Sunday, February 14, 2016 :

Legal services contacts:

Schenectady County Bar Association Modest Means Program for matrimonial matters

-  Lawyer referral for other matters – contact NYSBA Lawyer Referral Service

Legal Aid/Legal Assistance resources and contacts

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Schenectady Bar Presents 2015 Awards

Sunday, September 20, 2015 :

The Schenectady County Bar Association honored colleagues for service to the public and profession at its awards presentation.

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 :
    Tenants’ Rights and Evictions

    12-1 p.m.

    Schenectady County Courthouse, 612 State St.

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  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 :
    Luncheon Meeting and CLE

    Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; luncheon and meeting at noon

    Followed by one-hour CLE on professional ethics, presented by Scott Bush

    Terrace at Water's Edge Lighthouse, 2 Freeman's Bridge Road, Glenville

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  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 :
    Bryan Simmerman Memorial Golf Tournament

    Sponsored by Schenectady County Bar Association

    Benefiting Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

    Briar Creek Golf Course, Princetown

    11 a.m. registration

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