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Dear SCBA Member,

We need your help.

The Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational branch of The Suffolk County Bar Association, has provided attorneys with reasonably-priced, practice-building continuing legal education courses for more than three decades. Now, in these changing times, we face difficult financial challenges.

We strive, continuously, to meet the evolving needs of our constituents and to expand the services are provide; webcasting and on-demand Internet CLE are recent examples. We also continue to enhance our live programs (more than 100 a year!) with course-books of lasting relevance and convenient lunches and light suppers. But these days, trying to remain "in the black" while maintaining our commitment to responsive service has become difficult. We have provided more, but have not charged more. With awareness that today's economy has affected lawyers as well as other groups, we have not raised our tuition and, indeed, have lowered prices for a number of programs. Moreover, we are faced with-and fulfill- an ever-growing number of financial aid requests from attorneys who need continuing legal education to maintain their skills and knowledge, but are unable to pay for it.

Thus, we seek support from our main constituency, the SCBA membership. The Academy is a 501(c)(3) organization and is able to accept your tax-deductible donation. We respectfully ask that your give what you can to help the Academy maintain its drive for inventive growth, and most important, its commitment to the educational needs of all practicing attorneys in our region.

Wont you please take a moment, now, and call in your pledge to 631-234-5588.

Very truly yours,

Dorothy Ceparano, Academy Executive Director            Gerard J. McCreight, Esq., Academy Treasurer


Suggested levels and amounts

Patron $5,000 or higher
Benefactor $2,500 or higher
Sustaining Contributor $1,000 or higher
Sponsor $500 or higher
Supporter $250 or higher
Friend $100 or higher
Other $1 to $99

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SCBA Annual Outing - August 11, 2014

Join Us for an Enjoyable Day of Fun, Networking and Camaraderie

The SCBA will hold its Annual Golf Outing and Fishing trip on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Port Jefferson.

The Fishing is an SCBA Private Charter aboard the Osprey V, a 65 ft. Gilliken Boat with a 23 foot beam. Outfitted with twin turbo Caterpillars and the latest in fish finding and navigational electronics and an experienced crew, all designed with fishing comfort in mind. Breakfast will be served on deck at 7 a.m. Lunch, snacks, water, and drinks are all included in the price. Weather permitting, the upper deck will feature a live band.

The golf outing will be held at the popular Port Jefferson Country Club, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration and lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. Please join the members of the Bar and Judiciary for a memorable day of golf, followed by an awards dinner. Tournament prizes will be presented for men’s and women’s closest to the pin, low gross/low net scores and longest drive. So Save the Date Monday, August 11, 2014.


Summer CLE from the Academy

Opportunities to gain knowledge and CLE credits continue throughout July and August. Offerings include A Night at the Movies Ethics Roundtable (7/16); Effective Use of IRA Trusts (7/15); 1404 Exams (7/24); and a five-seminar Summer Series for Suffolk Litigators (starts July 23).  Click here for further information


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