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.

“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, September 01, 2016 :
    Fast Track Series:How and When to Make Trial Motions at Every Stage of a Trial

    Saratoga Race Track (Jim Dandy Suite)

    Breakfast (9 a.m.), 2-hour CLE (10 a.m.-noon), luncheon, races

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  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 :
    Bryan Simmerman Memorial Golf Tournament

    Sponsored by Schenectady County Bar Association

    Benefits Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

    Registration 11 a.m.; lunch noon; shotgun start 1 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m.

    Briar Creek Golf Course, 2347 Pangburn Road, Princetown 

    More information: 689-6336 or

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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 :
    Intellectual Property

    Noon-1 p.m. Schenectady County Courthouse

    1 CLE hour - areas of professional practice

    Speaker: Nancy Delain

    Free to members; $10 others

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  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 :
    SCBA Luncheon Meeting and Presentation

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

    Water's Edge Lighthouse Terrace Banquet House, 2 Freeman's Bridge Road, Glenville

    Guest speaker: NYSBA President-Elect Sharon Gerstman

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  • Monday, September 26, 2016 :
    A NY Constitutional Convention

    NYSBA CLE co-sponsored by Schenectady County Bar Association

    10 a.m.- noon - State Bar Center, 1 Elk Street, Albany


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