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, March 20, 2018 :
    Intro to Medicaid Planning

    12-1 p.m. at County Courthouse, 612 State St., Schenectady

    Speaker: Patricia Shevy

    1.0 - areas of professional practice

    Part of Brown Bag @ Courthouse CLE series

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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 :
    Luncheon Meeting and CLE

    Doors open 11:30 a.m. - meeting at noon

    Followed by 1-hour CLE: Surrogate's Court Procedures, presented by Hon. Paul Morgan

    Water's Edge Lighthouse Terrace Room, Glenville

    $25 members; $30 others - register at door

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  • Monday, May 21, 2018 :
    Real Estate Practice Seminar

    8 a.m. registration and continental breakfast; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. program

    Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia

    Multiple CLE hours

    Watch for agenda and registration information

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