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

  • 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

    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

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    $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

    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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