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Are you ready to join an organization steeped in rich legal history and tradition?  For more than 117 years, the Albany County Bar Association has represented the interests of attorneys and judges practicing or living here in Albany County. Our mission is to promote collegiality among the bench and bar, facilitate public service and access to justice for all and to offer programs, benefits and services which enhance the skills of our members.

 

Here’s just a few of the benefits of being a member:

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

  • Access to our affordable and engaging live CLE courses.
  • Admittance to use the online CLE course catalog.

 

Connection

  • Invitations to social networking events connecting you to judiciary members, educators and colleagues in the legal field.
  • Ability to be listed as an attorney panelists on the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).

 

Publications

  • Subscription to the ACBA Newsletter mailed to the address of your choice.
  • Weekly email blast with member news, programs and useful information.

 

Community

  • Unique service opportunities and creative community volunteer activities.
  • Support for community programs promoting the legal profession, including county-wide Mock Trial program for high school students, the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) available to the general public, the ACBA speakers bureau, the ACB Foundation, attorney grievance procedures and access to other available legal resources online.

 

The Bar Association is what you make of it! To that end, we encourage you to become active in one of our many committees, including Attorneys in Public Service, Small/Solo Law Firms, Young Lawyers, Law Day Run, Court of Appeals Dinner, and CLE committees. Once you are a member, there is no cost to join a committee. So sign-up and become active today. A full list of committees, with contact information is available for your review.

 

We offer a variety of social events, CLEs and community service opportunities throughout the year. Check the bar’s website regularly for an updated list of upcoming events. Or Perhaps you have an idea for a committee, CLE or event we don’t currently have. If so, please contact ACBA’s Executive Director Marquita Rhodes at (518) 445-7691 x115 to start the conversation.

 

Sign up today!

 

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