If you have an interest in joining a committee or offering to assist with its efforts please contact the committee chair. Appointments to committees are made by the President of the Saratoga County Bar Association. The President and the Board welcome any suggestions for new committees to serve our members and the community’s needs.

Appointments & Nominations Committee

  • Hon. James A. Murphy, III, Chair (451-8815)

By-Laws Committee

  • Hon. Paul Pelagalli, Chair (451-8888)

Continuing Legal Education Committee

  • Hon. Francine Vero, Chair (451-8788)

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Elena Jaffe Tastensen, Chair (587-4419)

Grievance Committee

  • John J. Carusone, Jr., Chair (584-3240)

Judiciary Committee

  • Stephen Dorsey, Chair (885-4770)

Law Day Committee

  • Nancy Montagnino, Chair (549-6330)

Lawyer’s Assistance Committee

  • Libby Coreno, Chair (587-8112)

Membership Committee

  • Matthew L. Chivers, Chair (238-4383)

Mock Trial Committee

  • Shawn Lescault, Chair (885-2263)

Programs/Special Events Committee

  • Elena Jaffe Tastensen, Chair (587-4419)

Recognition & Memorial Committee

  • Karen A. Heggen, Co-Chair (885-2263)
  • Joseph C. Berger, Co-Chair (423-0847)

Scholarship Committee

  • Matthew Coseo, Chair (451-8827)

Veterans Legal Services

  • Joseph Berger, Chair (423-0847)

Website and Social Media

  • Amy Campbell-Bradt, Chair

Young Lawyers Committee

  • Stuart Kaufman, Co-Chair (917-312-0624)

Legal History Project

  • Gordon Eddy (894-8401)



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


    Board of Directors


    • John B. Cannie
    • Matthew L. Chivers*
    • Hon. Matthew R. Coseo*
    • Hon. James S. Cox*
    • 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
    • Anthony Morelli
    • Kathleen A. Nielson
    • Kyran D. Nigro
    • 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
    • Kathleen A. Nielson
    • Michelle M. Kulak (Alt.)

    *Past President of the Bar


    Executive Coordinator

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