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Nationwide Issues

in State and 

The PCBA participates in the local civic arena to support the community

Founded in 1949, the Putnam County Bar Association is a

fixture in the Putnam County, New York legal community

Upcoming Events

Member Meeting

April 12, 2017 @ George's Place

12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Save the Date :

Holocaust Rememberance Day Observance

April 24, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Putnam County Historic Courthouse

View event pdf here

Putnam County E-filing Training

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bureau of Emergency Services Center

View event pdf here

Law Day

May 3, 2017

Putnam County Historic Courthouse

details to follow

Christopher Rao Memorial Golf Outing

Centennial Golf Course

May 8, 2017

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Welcome to the Putnam County Bar Association

Putnam County Bar Association swears in new officers:

 Putnam County Court Judge James T. Rooney swore in the new board at the organization's first meeting of the year.  The 2017 officers are Hon. Christi J. Acker, President; Faye Thorpe, First Vice President; Stamatia Dewbury, Second Vice President; Hon. Thomas J. Jacobellis, Treasurer, and Kathleen M. Valletta, Secretary.

Judge Acker is a Brewster native and graduate of North Salem High School.  She received her bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross and her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law.  She has been admitted to the practice of law for 24 years.  She in currently in her tenth year as Town Justice for the Town of Pine Plains in Dutchess County.  She has also served as the Principal Court Attorney to the Hon. James T. Rooney for the last 16 years.  Before that, Judge Acker worked in private practice and worked part-time as Associate Counsel to the Putnam County Commissioner of Social Services. 

Save the date !!!!CHRISTOPHER E. RAO MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING Centennial Golf Club May 8, 2017

Our Wine Tasting Meet and Greet was a Smashing success last month at THE CHOP HOUSE GRILLE

Sponsored by Cork Counsel,  members had a great time  examining wines from Bordeaux, and learned more about the Cabernet and Merlot based wines from the Southwest of France. 

Oral Arguments and Meet and Greet Breakfast

On Tuesday, February 14th  the Appellate Division, 2nd Department held oral arguments in the historic  Putnam County Courthouse. The Putnam County Bar Association hosted a Meet and Greet Breakfast  in the Putnam County Courthouse Jury Room.

Hon. Francesca E. Connolly, Hon. Jeffrey A. Cohen, Hon.Mark C. Dillon, Hon. Colleen Duffy

Hon. Mark C. Dillon, Hon. Mary Ellen O'Dell, Putnam County Executive, Hon.Christi Acker, President Putnam County Bar Association, Bonnie Feinzig,past president, Putnam County Bar Association.
Hon.Francesca E. Connolly, Hon. Jeffrey A. Cohen, Hon.Mark C. Dillon, Hon. Christi Acker, Hon. Colleen Duffy, Danielle Strauch, President Mid-Hudson Womens Bar, Hon. John W. Sweeny, Jr.

MANDATORY E-FILING-effective April 2017

The Hon.Alan Scheinkman, Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District, along with the Hon. Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County Clerk have advised that they are requesting authorization from the Chief Administrative Judge to expand the current consensual e-filing program in Putnam and implement a mandatory e-filing in all civil actions except CPLR articles 70 and 78,Election Law proceedings,Mental Hygiene proceedings ,Residential Foreclosure (RPAPL 1304),Consumer Credit CPLR 105(f),and Matrimonial matters.

Authorization is also being sought to include the  seven case types listed above that are not subject to mandatory filing to be included in the consensual e-filing.

Free training will be provided through the Putnam County Clerk's Office. Comments on the proposal are invited by all members of the Bar and all affected parties on the USC Website www.nycourts.gov/rules/efiling


PUTNAM FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Adult Spelling Bee held April 27,2017 Starr Ridge Banquet Center, Brewster, N.Y. benefitting the services of PFCS, Mental Health Counseling & treatment, Alcohol and Substance use Prevention and Treatment contact and info: DLevin@PFCSinc.org


Division of Social Justice

Health Care Bureau

Deputy Bureau Chief - New York City

Reference No. HCB_DBC_ NYC_3102

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced lawyer to serve as Deputy Bureau Chief in its Health Care Bureau in New York City. The Health Care Bureau seeks to protect consumers from deceptive or illegal practices through bringing civil prosecutions for violations of health, insurance, deceptive practice and other applicable laws.  The Bureau has been recognized for its enforcement work in the areas of mental health parity and predatory practices, among other areas, as well as for its consumer Helpline, which assists in resolution of individual consumer complaints. The Bureau has nine attorneys as well as a team of paralegals and other staff that comprise the Helpline.

Division of State Counsel Litigation Bureau

Assistant Attorney General - New York City

Reference No. LIT_AAG/LEG_NYC_3098 

Court Administration and Regulatory Enforcement Section

Assistant Attorney General – New York City

Reference No. LIT_AAG/CARES_NYC_3095

Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau

Attorney (Temporary Position) – New York City

Job Posting Code: CEFC_NYC_TA_3094

Division of Social Justice Environmental Protection Bureau

Assistant Attorney General - New York City

Reference No. EPB_NYC_AAG_3093

Affirmative Litigation Section Chief - Albany

Reference No. EPB_ALB_AAG/SC_3096

Affirmative Litigation Section Chief - New York City

Reference No. EPB_NYC_AAG/SC_3097

CONTACT Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit  website: www.ag.ny.gov

Member Classified:

MAHOPAC Office – $490/mo. 1 room (10x14), and shared waiting area. The Wright Building, 220 Route 6, Mahopac, NY, near Somers and Yorktown. Route 6 sign space available, great starter or semi-retired office for 24/7 client meetings, furnished 6-person conference setup or desk arrangement available, with file cabinets; lease or will consider monthly arrangement; mail@WrightLawNY.com or 845-803-0559.

Free Garage Parking - Downtown White Plains  Beautiful windowed offices in law suite. New paint and carpeting in October 2016.  All amenities, including fax, color copier/scanner, high speed internet, wi-fi, conference room, phone/voice mail system, kitchenette. Convenient to courts, train, bus and restaurants. (914) 684-1200 x 101.


For Sale: Beautiful 1,100 square foot office unit in 3-year-old office condominium at 3 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster.  1/4 mile south of I-684/84/Route 6/22 Interchange. 3 year old building; great views; professional offices and personal services permitted per Zoning Code. Current occupants: Hogan & Rossi, Infiniti Wealth Management, Bruen Deldin & DiDio Insurance, Hon. Thomas J. Jacobellis, Joseph Charbonneau, Esq. and Patrick J. McIntyre, CPA. Sales price: $300,000 in "vanilla box" condition... Build to suit/ finished price: $375,000. CAM charges/taxes approximately $850 per month. If interested call 845-279-2986 or email.


Professional office space available  Shared suite in Mill Pond Office Building in Somers. Great location on Route 100. Two offices available plus shared reception area. Perfect for solo practitioner with support person(s).  Shared use of conference room and break room. $1,000 per month. Call 914-669-5224 or email at nicholslaw@optonline.net for further details.