President’s Message

I remember when I first joined the Saratoga County Bar Association.  I had been a member of the Bar for many years, but hadn’t really considered joining the County Bar Association until it was suggested to me by my friend, Stephanie Ferradino.  I was living in Saratoga County, and my law firm was opening up a Saratoga office.  But it wasn’t until I considered the social and networking aspect of joining did the spark ignite.

Of course, our very unique manner of inducting new members is a real treat for me still at our Member Meetings.  I just love hearing everyone’s story, and the cute anecdotes provided by each sponsor, and then we get the rousing “AYE” when the vote is taken, and lots of friendly applause.  It’s wonderful, and I think a great precursor to our most relevant attribute as an Association:  the opportunity to meet colleagues in a friendly atmosphere.

We just don’t have enough of those opportunities these days in our profession. The practice of law has changed significantly over the years, including in how often lawyers are presented with the chance to simply meet and chat with and get to know other attorneys.  I am proud of the work of the Board of Directors and the various Committees of our Association, in thoughtfully putting together dinners, events, CLEs and mixers, all to allow for our Members to just spend some quality time with each other, have some fun, and get to know each other in a less formal atmosphere.

Our calendar of events is elsewhere on this page.  Please check it out!  We have a bowling event, a Veterans Law Clinic, dinners and mixers at some old favorite locales as well as some new ones, and of course our Annual Law Day Luncheon, among many others opportunities for fun, networking, and friendship.

I look forward to seeing you there.

                                                                                                                                   All my best,

                                                                                                                                   Nancy Sciocchetti, Esq.

                                                                                                                                   President, Saratoga County Bar Association

About Us

The Saratoga County Bar Association, which presently has about 300 members, was founded in 1911. The Association was formed to cultivate the art of jurisprudence, to promote advancement in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to promote the highest standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and to encourage a spirit of fellowship among its members. The fellowship among our membership and desire to serve our community are the hallmarks of our Association. more about us



  • President Elena Jaffe Tastensen
  • Vice President Christopher Mills
  • Treasurer Scott M. Peterson
  • Secretary Stuart Kaufman
  • Immediate Past President Nancy Sciocchetti


Board of Directors


  • John B. Cannie
  • Matthew L. Chivers*
  • Hon. Matthew R. Coseo*
  • Hon. James S. Cox*
  • Stephen M. Dorsey*
  • Gordon W. Eddy
  • Stephanie W. Ferradino*
  • Karen A. Heggen*
  • Scott W. Iseman
  • Stuart Kaufman
  • Kyle N. Kordich*
  • Michelle M. Kulak






Board of Directors


  • Shawn M. Lescault
  • 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

*Past President of the Bar



State Bar Delegates


  • Nancy Montagnino
  • Scott M. Peterson
  • Elena Jaffe Tastensen (Alt.)

*Past President of the Bar


Executive Coordinator

Patricia L. Clute P.O. Box 994 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Telephone/Fax: 518-280-1974