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|
News & Events
A three hour training session covering Foreclosure Settlement Conference practice will be given at 1 PM at the SCBA. The program is open to any practicing lawyer at no charge. Lawyers who volunteer for the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foreclosure Project and complete four appearance dates for the project will receive CLE credit for the program. This program is live only, it will NOT be webcast. Plese contact the SCBA, or click here to register on line. Registration is limited. Lunch will be served. The program is being underwitten by the Suffolk County Bar Association Pro Bono Foundation. The program is accredited by the Suffolk Academy of Law and is being presented jointly by the Suffolk County Bar Association and Nassau Suffolk Law Services. If you are currently a volunteer in the Foreclosure Settlement Project, completion of this program is required to remain listed as active on both the project and the LRIS Foreclosure Category.