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

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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Schenectady Bar Elects 2015-16 Officers and Directors


Sunday, September 20, 2015 :

The Schenectady County Bar Association elected officers and directors at its Annual Meeting.

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SCBA Elects 2014-15 Officers, Directors


Wednesday, July 09, 2014 :

The Schenectady Bar Association elected officers and members of the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Meeting.


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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 :
    Ethics: What To Do - And Not Do - When You Get That Letter From the Committee - CLE Series

    1 hour of CLE - Noon to 1 p.m., Schenectady County Courthouse

    Ethics: What To Do - And Not Do - When You Get That Letter From the Committee - Scott Bush, speaker

    Free to SCBA members; $10 - others - register at the door

    Part of SCBA Young Lawyers Committee's Brown Bag Series

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  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 :
    Annual Trusts and Estates/Elder Law CLE

    Annual Trusts and Estates/Elder Law CLE

    Registration 8 a.m.; program 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia

    7.5 hours of CLE including 6.0 professional practice; 1.0 ethics and 0.5 skills

    See agenda and registration for here 

    $135 SCBA members; $150 others - includes lunch

    Register: SCBA, PO Box 1728, Schenectady NY 12301-1728

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 :
    Proper Retainer Agreements and Billing

    1 hour of CLE - Noon to 1 p.m., Schenectady County Courthouse

    Proper Retainer Agreements and Billing - Kathryn McCary, speaker

    Free to SCBA members; $10 - others - register at the door

    Part of SCBA Young Lawyers Committee's Brown Bag Series

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  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 :
    Luncheon Meeting and CLE

    Doors open 11:30 a.m.; luncheon meeting at noon followed by 1-hour presentation

    "View From the Federal Bench" - featuring Hon. Mae D'Agostino, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of NY

    Water's Edge Lighthouse, Glenville


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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 :
    Annual Real Estate Practice CLE

    Annual Real Estate Practice CLE

    Registration 8 a.m.; program 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia

    Multiple CLE


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