About the SCBA

The Schenectady County Bar Association, which presently has about 300 members, was founded in 1916 for the purpose of serving the interests of the legal community. Over the years, as membership and the demand for legal services has grown, the Association’s focus has enlarged to the point where it now devotes most of its time and effort to the public good; sponsoring a moot court competition for middle and high school students, providing free legal services to eligible Schenectady County residents seeking divorces, establishing an attorney in the classroom program.  Our goal is to bring the judicial system closer to the people it serves by continuing to increase our presence in the community.


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 :
    Fast Track for Using Expert Witnesses in Municipal Liability

    10 a.m.-noon, Saratoga Race Trace

    2 hours of CLE credit

    Speakers: Hon. Mae D'Agostino, Hon. Richard Sise, Attorney E. Stewart Jones

    SOLD OUT - registrations are closed

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  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 :
    Handling a Vehicle and Traffic File - Brown Bagger CLE

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

    Handling a Vehicle and Traffic File - Dean Riggi, speaker

    Free to SCBA members; $10 - others

    Part of SCBA Young Lawyers Committee's Brown Bagger Series

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  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 :
    Luncheon Meeting and CLE

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

    CLE: Update on Evidence, presented by Prof. Michael Hutter

    Water's Edge Lighthouse, Glenville

    Members $25; nonmembers $30


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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 :
    Criminal Omnibus Motions - Brown Bagger CLE

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

    Criminal Omnibus Motions - Steven Kouray, speaker

    Free to SCBA members; $10 - others

    Part of SCBA Young Lawyers Committee's Brown Bagger Series

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  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 :
    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

    Part of SCBA Young Lawyers Committee's Brown Bagger Series

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