SCBA in Service to the Community

The Schenectady County Bar Association provides a variety of initiatives in service to the community through attorneys who volunteer their time and experience. Among these initiatives:

  • Modest means panel providing reduced fee service to Family Court and Matrimonial litigants with cases pending in Schenectady County available to those eligible under income guidelines. Learn more
  • Law Day activities that include “Ask-a-Lawyer” opportunities to inquire about basic legal questions; educational presentations to the public and students, and Liberty Bell Award recognition of non-lawyers for service to the justice system.  

  • Coaching and guiding students in Schenectady County high schools in preparing for the High School Mock Tournament held across the state.
  • Speakers to community and educational organizations – contact if your civic or nonprofit organization or school would like a speaker on the justice system

  • SCCC scholarship – The Association sponsors the Schenectady County Bar Association Scholar Award at Schenectady Community College – awarded to a Schenectady County resident with preference to a student in the AAS paralegal program. Learn more

  • Law student scholarship – SCBA administers the John Alexander Scholarship Fund, created through the Will of Elizabeth Alexander, widow of John Alexander to provide scholarships for Schenectady County residents who are full-time candidates for Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Law degree from an accredited law school in New York State. Inquiries and applications can be made to Alexander Scholarship Fund, Supreme Court Chambers, 612 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305. Applications are due by December 1 for scholarships awarded in the next calendar year.

  • Schenectady County attorneys also participate in the NYSBA Lawyer Referral Service – 1-800-342-3661 – Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 :
    SCBA Holiday Party

    Schenectady County Bar Association holiday party

    December 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Stockade Inn, One North Church St., Schenectady

    RSVP December 10

    Holiday Cheer, Tasty Treats / Cash Bar

    $25 SCBA members; $30 others

    Payable to SCBA, PO Box 1728, Schenectady NY 12301-1728

    Members can also register on line here.

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  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 :
    CLE: New Appellate Rules

    Luncheon meeting at noon followed by CLE

    Terrace at Water's Edge Lighthouse, Glenville

    New Appellate Rules

    1.0 CLE credit hour - appropriate for all attorneys

    Speakers: Hon. Christine Clark and staff

    $25 members; $30 others

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 :
    CLE: Update on Evidence

    Luncheon meeting at noon followed by CLE

    Terrace at Water's Edge Lighthouse, Glenville

    Update on Evidence CLE

    1.0 CLE credit hour - appropriate for all attorneys

    Speaker: Prof. Michael Hutter

    $25 members; $30 others

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