Rensselaer County Bar Association

The Rensselaer County Bar Association is dedicated to its mission of serving members of the bench, bar and community of Rensselaer County, New York.

Welcome

The Rensselaer County Bar Association is dedicated to its mission of serving members of the bench, bar and community of Rensselaer County, New York.

Please explore this website to find information on our organization, quarterly newsletters, happenings in the legal community, and information on how to join our organization.

The association is attempting to modernize our membership mailing list and to incorporate a master email list so that we may send out timely notices to our members. If you have not received a dues notice or contact update form, please contact us by email at info@renscobar.org to add your name to our new list.

Latest News

2017 Judges Dinner

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Bar Association held its annual Judges Dinner and recognized newly elected Supreme Court Justice the Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia. The Bar Association also unveiled the portraits of retired Supreme Court Justices the Honorable Edward O. Spain and the Honorable George B. Ceresia. The portraits will be hung for display at the Rensselaer County Courthouse.

Judges Dinner 2017

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Rensselaer County Mock Trial Program

This year Rensselaer County will have six area high schools competing: Averill Park High School, Catholic Central High School, Columbia High School, The Doane Stuart School, Emma Willard School and La Salle Institute.

Attorneys are needed to serve as Judges for the mock trials which will be held in March and April 2017 and are held at the Rensselaer County Courthouse beginning at 4:00 p.m. Attorneys are also needed to serve as legal advisors to the high school programs. Attorneys who participate in New York State Mock Trials are eligible for New York CLE Credit.

If you are interested in either role please contact Co-Coordinators Olivia Karis-Nix at okarisni@nycourts.gov or Jessica Mocerine at jmocerin@nycourts.gov more

Expansion of E-Filing Program

Attached please find a Memorandum regarding the implementation of mandatory and consensual electronic filing in Orange County Supreme Court.

Download here. more

Courthouse Artwork Restoration Gala

At the Courthouse Artwork Restoration Gala, the Rensselaer County Bar Association recognized the following 6 members as 50 year members of the bar: Joyce M. Galante, Esq., Jonathan P. Harvey, Esq., E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Esq., Freling H. Smith, Esq., Edward O. Spain, Esq., John J. Sweeney, Jr., Esq.

Judge Edward O. Spain was also awarded the Jones Award that evening. The Courthouse Artwork Restoration Committee further unveiled the restored 1900 Bench and Bar photograph which will be hung in the Rensselaer County Courthouse.

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Courthouse Artwork Restoration Gala

On October 27, 2016, the Rensselaer County Bar Association and the Courthouse Artwork Restoration Committee will be honoring Edward O. Spain and the following as 50 year members of the bar:

Joyce M. Galante, Esq.

Jonathan P. Harvey, Esq.

E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Esq.

Freling H. Smith, Esq.

Edward O. Spain, Esq.

John J. Sweeney, Jr., Esq.

We hope you can join us at this special event to recognize their service to the bar.

Please see information for this event under Coming Events. more

Expansion of E-Filing Program

Attached please find a Memorandum regarding the implementation of consensual electronic filing in Putnam County Supreme Court Civil Term and Broome County Supreme Court Civil Term.

Click here for memorandum. more

Coming Events

Mon May 01, 2017 @ 9:30AM -
Law Day
Thu Jun 08, 2017
Annual Dinner