Coronavirus Administrative Orders and Information

As we all know, the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has caused significant hardship for our bar, our clients, our courts, our State, our Country, and the rest of the world. Members of the Greene County Bar Association (GCBA) in Greene County, New York have been phenomenal coping and adapting to these rapid changes. This includes other attorneys from outside counties coming to practice in our Catskill, New York courthouse–almost all remotely. Virtual operations have been working well as we all learn how to handle them.

Here are some important places to check for information which is rapidly changing:

State-wide Administrative Orders:

Third Judicial Distract Administrative Orders (including Greene County, Columbia County, Ulster County, Albany County, and the other counties in our district):

Unified Court System Coronavirus main page:

And of course, always feel free to contact any Court Clerk, County Clerk, any officer of the GCBA, or anyone in Chambers for assistance. Do not hesitate to contact Justice Fisher’s chambers either for information or help how to proceed!

Most importantly, all be safe. This is a difficult time for all of us. The Administrative Orders give leniency for a lot of adjournment requests and issues plaguing all attorneys throughout the United States. Whether you are a member of GCBA, not a member, or a lawyer practicing in our locality (Welcome!), please do not hesitate to ask questions and know we are all out there for each other first and foremost–this pandemic transcends the practice of law and we are all humans in this together.

2020 Officer Elections: Greene County Bar Association (GCBA), Catskill, New York

At our organizational meeting at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414, the Greene County Bar Association (GCBA) held officer nominations and elections. This was following a presentation by our Administrative Judge for the Third Judicial District, Hon. Thomas Breslin.

The following individuals were nominated and, after a vote, were elected to serve the Greene County Bar Association for the year 2020:

  • President: Angelo F. Scaturro, Esq.
  • Vice President: Nicholas A. Battaglia, Esq.
  • Secretary: Zachary Halperin, Esq.
  • Treasurer: Shelley Bower, Esq.

We congratulate them on their new role and wish them the best of luck moving forward!

The Greene County Bar Association is the local bar association for attorneys in Greene County, New York. Our home courthouse is at 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414. Our organizational meeting as well as other important meetings are typically held on the top floor in the ceremonial courtroom. There are currently three resident judges, including Supreme Court Justice Lisa M. Fisher, County Court Justice Charles Tailleur (multi-hat judge for Family Court and Surrogates Court), and County Court Justice Terry Wilhelm (multi-hat judge for Family Court and Surrogates Court). The Greene County Courthouse sits in historic Catskill, New York.

Greene County Bar Association Organizational Meeting – 1/23/2020

This is a notice that the Greene County Bar Association (GCBA) is having its annual organizational meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3 PM in the ceremonial courtroom, 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414.

This is the yearly meeting to pick officers and set an agenda for the upcoming year. All those who are seeking an officer position or election should contact Monica Kenny-Keff, Esq., our current president, with an interest. Candidates should also come to the meeting to vote and to be a part of the GCBA. The meeting is open to all members and prospective members.

ALSO NOTE that the yearly dues are now due and owing. You may bring them to the meeting to pay. The cost of 2020 dues remains the same as previous years at $125.00. All checks should be payable to the “Greene County Bar Association” and sent to Shelley Bower, Esq. at 220 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, New York 12414.

Please check your e-mails for updates regarding this meeting if there are any changes in location, time, or cancellations due to weather.

REMINDER: GCBA Memorial 12/17 @ 1PM

This is an important reminder that the Greene County Bar Association (GCBA) will be holding its annual Memorial Service on December 17, 2019 at 1 PM in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Greene County Courthouse located at 320 Main Street, Catskill, New York 12414.

We have lost far too many members of our legal bar this year, all too soon. Please come and hear warm remarks for each of them.

We will also be honoring some who may not have been properly honored the first time. Please join us in further remembering their legacy to our Bar Association.