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The Suffolk County Bar Association is the New York State approved body for reviewing and resolving Attorney-Client Fee Disputes in accordance with 22NYCRR§137 in the County of Suffolk.

Suffolk County program rules

Standard Instructions to clients in Suffolk County

Client request for Fee Dispute Resolution (Suffolk) - form

Notice of Right to Arbitrate (Suffolk) - form

Response to Request to Arbitrate (Suffolk) - form

Information regarding filing fee waiver policy in Suffolk County Program

Official NY State Part 137 Rules

Program Standards and Guidelines - New York State

New York State OCA general information about the program

New York State Model Forms (not for use in Suffolk County)

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Newly Enacted Maintenance Guidelines Legislation - Academy Program

This newly enacted legislation amends both the Domestic Relations Law and the Family Court Act.  It established new formulas for maintenance and spousal support.  The law puts in place  new guidelines for both temporary and post-divorce maintenance and spousal support.  It also eliminates "Enhanced Earning Capacity" from equitable distribution.  A program not to be missed on December 1, 2015 - 6 pm - 9 pm at the Bar Center.  Click here for flyer

New Bankruptcy Forms: What You Need to Know

December 3, 2015 - 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.  As of December 1, 2015, there are significant changes to the Bankruptcy petitions and schedules.  The new forms are applicable to Chapter 7, 13 and 11 matters.  In addition, there are various changes to other documents such as proofs of claim and other essential forms.  This is a must attend CLE. Click here for flyer


The SCBA Board of Directors cordially invite our members to our annual Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 11, 2015, 4 pm - 7 pm.  Music by the Just Cause Band and Hors d'oeuvres and desserts by Fireside Caterers.  Holiday Toy Drive - Please help us brighten the holiday season for needy children in our greater community. The SCBA and Academy of Law will collect items for Charlie Russo's large scale toy drive "Holiday Magic."  Click here for flyer

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