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,
Allison Shields, Interim 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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Annual Meeting, Elections and Awards Recognition
Monday, May 2, the 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Bar Headquarters starting at 6 pm. Included in the business to be transacted is the vote on a Bylaws amendment to Article X Judicial Screening Committee. The SCBA leadership wishies to express their continued appreciation to those members who serve on committees, the Board of Directors and the Academy of Law. Their contributions to the the legal profession and the community have earned them the admiration, respect and affection of the Bench and Bar seldom equaled. We will also be celebrating and paying tribue to the membrers who have served the legal profession for fifty and sixty years. Click here for flyer.
Attorneys Needed for Pro Bono Veterans Event
The SCBA Pro Bono Foundation's Pro Bono Project is sponsoring Volunteers for Vets event on May 10, 2016 at the SCBA Headquarters from l:00 to 4:00 P.M in the Great Hall. We are reaching out to attorney volunteers to help with free consulations for our veterans. If you can volunteer for a shift, it would be greatly appreciated. The areas of greatest need are listed below, but even if these areas are not among your expertise, we will find a way for you to help! The most common requests for services are in the areas of Family Law, VA benefits, consumer debt, DMV-related issues, criminal, housing (evications and foreclosures), health care and disability benefits. Please call (631) 234-5511 and volunteer today! Let us do our part to serve those who have served, along with their families. Click here for flyer
Million Dollar Quartet
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the SCBA's Charity Foundation will host a fund raiser event at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY with dinner and play for $100.00/person. The presentation is Million Dollar Quartet, a smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. The thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n'roll band for one unforgettable night. Don't miss this event. Click here for flyer