The Saratoga County Bar Association 
P.O. Box 994
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Telephone and Fax:
Executive Coordinator
Patricia L. Clute














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President’s Message

Bar associations from around the country have seen the shifts and changes in law practice life brought about by technological advances, an ever-growing global community, and an increasing demand on life outside of the office. On a local level, the Saratoga County Bar Association has also seen these changes first-hand, where attorneys have less and less time to leave the office in order to mingle and mix with their colleagues so as to foster the �fellowship� called for in our mission statement. In the 104th year of the Saratoga County Bar Association, our leadership team is focused on offering opportunities to our membership which maximize the confluence of the life and practice, while remaining mindful of the limited time available to attorneys.

First, we are focused on accessible, relevant and timely information. The SCBA has a robust group of standing and ad-hoc committees geared towards bringing the members up-to-date information about the changing legal landscape, as well as promoting collegiality and integrity. From the Public Relations Committee to Statutory Law and Rules Committee to the Lawyer�s Assistance Committee, the volunteer chairs and committee members collectively seek to meet goals of the SCBA: to cultivate the art of jurisprudence, to promote advancement in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, and to promote the highest standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession. Members of the SCBA receive weekly emails concerning local, state and national topics which are of interest to our attorneys. Larger pieces of legal news and updates appear in our bi-monthly newsletter, Law Notes, which can be accessed by the membership on our website.

Second, we are making our interface with the community more accessible over the internet. The SCBA Board of Directors will undertake the updating and modernizing of our website in order to make participation as a member much easier. Our new website will provide the ability to pay dues online, reserve a spot and pay for an event with one click, as well as post available employment positions. Our Website and Social Media Committee has created a Linkedin and Facebook page for the SCBA which will also keep our members up to date. You can click below to follow us on Linkedin or Facebook.

Finally, this year�s Officers (myself, Matthew R. Coseo, Joseph C. Berger and Nancy Sciocchetti) are committed to providing fun, flexible and meaningful events for our members and non-members to foster the �spirit of fellowship� so needed in our hectic, busy lives. We have begun our first-ever Welcome Committee for all new members and those interested in becoming members. If you are new to the practice of law, new to Saratoga, or new to the SCBA, call me and I will be sure to have a member of our team meet you and introduce you at our next event. There are less opportunities than ever for lawyers to meet fellow practitioners, judges and government officials. Come and join us at our signature events this year and look for other mixers offered throughout the year � we would love to see you.

In fellowship,


M. Elizabeth Coreno, Esq.
President of the Saratoga County Bar Association



Joesph C. Berger
(518) 423-0847

Vice President
Nancy Sciocchetti
(518) 462-5601

Elena Jaffe Tastensen
(518) 587-4419

Christopher Mills
(518) 371-9900

Immediate Past President
Mathew R. Coseo

Board of Directors
Joseph C. Berger
John R. Canney, IV
Michelle M. Chester
Matthew L. Chivers*
M. Elizabeth Coreno*
Matthew R. Coseo*
James S. Cox*
Kimberly A. Crocetta
Karen E. S. D'Andrea*
Stephen M. Dorsey*
Gordon W. Eddy
Stephanie W. Ferradino*
Karen A. Heggen*
Stuart Kaufman
Kyle N. Kordich*
Christopher Mills
Kathleen A. Nielson
Hon. Thomas D. Nolan, Jr.
Hon. Paul Pelagalli*
Scott M. Peterson
Tara Pleat
Nancy Sciocchetti
Karl J. Sleight*
Bruce D. Steves
Elena Jaffe Tastensen
Hon. Francine Vero

State Bar Delegates
James S. Cox*
Nancy Sciocchetti

Scott M. Peterson (Alt.)

*Past President of the Bar