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

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.

To honor this occasion, the SCBA is planning a celebration at Key Hall on Wednesday, May 18.  The Hon. Leslie Stein, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, will be the featured keynote speaker. RSVP May 11. Information and invitation

“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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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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Upcoming Events

  • 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

    Click here   to review the agenda and to register



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  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 :
    Civil Trial Practice

    Civil Trial Practice - part of Brown Bag series

    Schenectady County Courthouse, 612 State Street, Schenectady

    1.0 CLE hours - areas of practice

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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 :
    SCBA 100th Anniversary Dinner

    The Schenectady County Bar Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 18 at Key Hall, Proctors. RSVP by May 11. Invitation and details 

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  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 :
    Annual Meeting and Luncheon

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

    Water's Edge Lighthouse, Glenville


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