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 firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to our new list.
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.
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.
Attached please find a Memorandum regarding the implementation of mandatory and consensual electronic filing in Orange County Supreme Court.
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.
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.