The Saratoga County Bar Association 
P.O. Box 994
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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518-280-1974
pclute@saratogacountybar.org
Executive Coordinator
Patricia L. Clute
 
 
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President’s Message

As the Saratoga County Bar Association commences its 102nd year, it is time to reflect on past accomplishments and build upon them as the SCBA progresses through its second century.

One of my first actions as SCBA President will be to conduct a survey of our membership during the summer of 2013 in an effort to ascertain membersí feelings regarding the various programs and activities our Bar sponsors. Members will be asked to express their opinions on such matters as the day and location of Bar Dinners; Law Week activities; the Law Day Luncheon; community service activities; member support services; serving on existing or new SCBA committees; and special events, such as an annual golf tournament.

My goals in the coming year are to reorganize and reenergize our Bar Association through various initiatives. Reorganization will occur through the completion of the work of SCBA's Bylaws Revision Committee, chaired by the Hon. Robert Doran, and upon which I serve with the Hon. Loren Brown. It is anticipated that a final draft of the revised SCBA Bylaws will be submitted to our membership for approval this fall, and will include the creation of one or more new committees, such as a Website Committee, and the reorganization of the duties of several existing committees. The Website Committee will be charged with overseeing the content of the SCBA's website, and implementing improvements to the site to make it a more valuable resource for our members and the public.

Efforts to reenergize the membership and increase member involvement in SCBA activities will include recruiting members to serve on new and existing committees in need of the particular skills of such members; developing new community service activities, holding Bar Dinners in new and interesting locations; creating new awards to recognize the noteworthy contributions and accomplishments of SCBA members; organizing new SCBA events; and expanding opportunities for our members to interact in different social settings.

Work is well underway on the foregoing initiatives, with a SCBA Day at the Races scheduled for Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the At the Rail Pavilion at historic Saratoga Race Course, and a special SCBA Dinner and Theater Night on Saturday, February 8, 2014 consisting of dinner at the Gideon Putnam followed by attendance at Home Made Theater's production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at the Spa Little Theater. I have also committed to holding a Bar Dinner south of I87 Exit 13, something that has not been done since the days of Chaucer's Restaurant.

In addition, I will be working closely with CLE Committee Chairs Kim Crocetta and Matt McNamara to hopefully accredit the SCBA as a CLE provider before the end of my term in June 2014.

Please look for updates regarding the above initiatives in this space, the SCBA's Law Notes quarterly publication, and in the weekly email notifications sent by SCBA Executive Coordinator Patty Clute. If any member should have any suggestions on how to improve our Bar Association, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Sincerely,

Stephen M. Dorsey, President
Saratoga County Bar Association

 

  President
Stephen M. Dorsey

Vice President
Karen E. S. D'Andrea

Treasurer
M. Elizabeth Coreno

Secretary
Matthew R. Coseo

Immediate Past President
Kyle N. Kordich

Board of Directors
Joseph C. Berger
Brian H. Breedlove
Hon. Loren N. Brown
Matthew L. Chivers*
M. Elizabeth Coreno
Matthew R. Coseo
James S. Cox*
Kimberly A. Crocetta
Karen E.S. D'Andrea
James H. Densmore
Hon. James E. D. Doern*
Hon. Robert F. Doran
Stephen M. Dorsey
Stephanie W. Ferradino*
Hon. Stephen Ferradino
Hon. A. Rita C. Glavin*
Karen A. Heggen*
Kyle N. Kordich*
Hon. Thomas D. Nolan, Jr.
Paul Pelagalli*
Hon. Harry W. Seibert, Jr.
Karl J. Sleight*
Elena Jaffe Tastensen
Hon. Frank B. Williams

State Bar Delegates
Matthew R. Coseo
Matthew H. McNamara
James S. Cox* (Alt.)


*Past President of the Bar