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Member Benefits

The Albany County Bar Association does not sponsor the products or services but will endorse them after approval by the Officers and Board of Directors.

All organizations who are Member Benefits agree to advertise in the ACBA Newsletter at least once a year.

ACCU-NETWORKS – Is pleased to offer discounted rates to law firms employing one or more ACBA-registered members. Accu-NetWorks is an Albany-based IT consulting firm which provides computer and network support services to a variety of organizations located throughout upstate New York. Among our other offerings, we are also currently providing a free network assessment to any interested business located within the Capital Region. Please see www.accu-networks.com for details on how this free assessment can benefit you and your organization. For more information, please call us at 518.449.3107 ext. 115, or just send an email to info@accu-networks.com.

We are pleased to announce that Avis provides a discount for car rental services to members of the Albany County Bar Association.

For personal and/or business rentals when making a reservation, it is very important that you always ask for the best rate available by providing Avis Worldwide Discount number (AWD) T812400.

Albany County Bar Association members can enjoy special member rates, considerable value-added discounts and the latest in technology, products, and services to make your car rental experience better than ever. Some of Avis’ programs include:

  • Complimentary Preferred® Service enrollment – A fast and easy counter bypass program with added benefits and special amenities, such as the best parking spots and more vehicles. Available at participating locations. To enroll simply visit www.avisawards.com and click on the Preferred Service link and follow the prompts.
  • Where2TM GPS – State-of-the-art GPS system that guides through every mile of your trip, giving you clear, simple directions, real-time road conditions and much more.
  • Avis e-Receipt – Within 24 hours of returning your vehicle, you’ll have your Avis receipt e-mailed to you, free of charge. It’s a convenient way to avoid lost receipts, complete expense reports, and save time when returning your car.

These services are optional, subject to availability at select locations and may require an additional fee.

For reservations or information, visit us online at www.avis.com , contact your travel agent or call Avis Reservations at 1-800-331-1212.


Enjoy these reusable offers! Mention the coupon number of your offer choice when making reservations. Plus, you’ll save up to 25% when you use AWD # T812400

$25 off weekly rental: MUGH004
Free weekend day: TUGG060
Free single upgrade: UUGA037

For reservations, visit www.avis.com or call 1-800-331-1212.

Capital Research & Recovery, LLC - offers skiptracing and post judgment recovery services. We never charge a fee and when assets are found, our percentage of split is based upon your frequency as a customer and the dollar amount of your judgment. This is a risk free opportunity - you have nothing to lose and only your money to gain! Call us at (518) 674-1600 or email us at capitalresearch@nycap.rr.com for more information.

CBS Coverage Group, Inc. – As the Sponsored Provider of Professional Liability Insurance for the Albany County Bar Association, we offer your membersa FULL SERVICE insurance agency that specializes in Lawyer’s Professional Liability Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance for Law Firms, and ALL other related commercial insurance needed to run your business. With access to several “A” rated carriers, we have the option of selecting the best insurance company available for your firm. We are not locked into one carrier.Our officein Saratoga Springs gives you small town service with big city resources. For a no obligation quote, call Mike Warfield at (518) 584-1245 or e-mail Mike at mwarfield@cbsinsurance.com. Check us out at www.cbsinsurance.com.

CBS now accepts Visa and Mastercard for insurance payments.
Our insured's can now process their own credit card payments at www.xpress-pay.com. They can go directly to this website or click on a link that will be available on our website within a few days. There is a processing fee charged by express-pay.com of3.2% plus .50¢ per amount charged.This fee is not charged by CBS nor can it be waived or adjusted. If an insured is in the office or does not have a computer available, attached is a form that can be completed. This form is to be completed and forwarded to Mary with a signed authorization from the insured that they have authorized the credit card charge plus the additional 3.2% fee (plus an additional 50¢) per charge. If the insured processes the payment themselves, we will be notified the following day by express-pay. Just another reason to place your business with CBS Coverage Group, Inc. We never stop trying to make your insurance business easier!

Citizens Bank is proud to offer our exclusive “Professionals First for Attorneys” program as a member benefit to all Albany County Bar Association members.  This program provides for all of your firm’s banking needs including:  FREE checking with unlimited number of transactions, preferred rates on savings and money market accounts, IOLA accounts that provide for FREE incoming and outgoing wire transfers, FREE set up for credit card processing, Business Rewards Mastercard with no annual fee, FREE on-line banking.

At Citizens Bank, your banking needs will be attended to by a dedicated Business Banker who can assist in all of your banking matters, provide for credit facilities along with any cash management needs you may have.  We can also help you add value by providing for your clients banking needs such as expedited set up of estate or trust accounts.

And at Citizens Bank, each member of the firm and all employees are eligible for special upgrades to Citizens Bank’s personal banking services.

Citizens Bank is one of the areas largest and oldest premier regional banks.  We are a full service commercial bank with over $144 billion in assets.  We have an extensive branch network in the Capital Region including many “in-store” branches which are open until 7:00 in the evening and weekends for your convenience. 

At Citizens Bank, we understand the unique banking needs of the legal community.  That’s why, in creating Citizens Professionals First for Attorneys, we worked with experts in the legal industry to bring together the banking products and services you need.  The result is a smarter, more efficient way to handle your banking, all in one effective program.

For your personal consultation in the comfort of your office, please contact Steven Borcherding, Assistant Vice President, New York Business Banking at 518-441-5957, or by e-mail at Steven.L.Borcherding@Citizensbank.com.

GOLD'S GYM - "Without Health All the Success in the World is Meaningless" Make WELLNESS a PRIORITY. Gold's Gym Guilderland offers the ACBA Members a Corporate Membership Rate. We offer unlimited use of our state of the art exercise facilities:

  • Including weight training, cardiovascular equipment and all class exercise
  • Personal training and nutrition counseling
  • Travel privileges to 650 gyms world-wide
  • Other amenities vary by location, may include: daycare, pro shop, tanning, cafe and juice bar, saunas and steam rooms
  • Membership is multi-club: includes Guilderland, Latham and the Clifton Park locations

Please contact Cathie Szatkowski at the Guilderland location, 518-464-1500.

Health Insurance:  Established in 1988, the company has grown to be a full service employee benefits, insurance and human resources brokerage, consulting and administrative services firm serving corporate clients throughout NY, VT, NH, and MA as well as client locations throughout the US.
Jaeger & Flynn Associates, Inc.
30 Corporate Dr., Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 373-0069.
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Jones & Associates: Legal Nurse Consultants
Jones & Associates provide  services that will help attorneys with medical-related cases. Let us help you locate credible medical experts, review medical records to screen for merit or make sure that nothing was overlooked so that you can maximize your settlement. We can also assist with demonstrative evidence, depositions, life care plans and more. As a member, you can receive a 50% discount on your initial case so call 386-316-4333 or visit our website at www.expertrnconsultant.com and put a medical professional on your team and watch your profits increase!

50% OFF All Cellular Accessories. Please mention this ad at point of purchase. Also, Discounts available on starting Service! All In One Wireless. 997 Central Ave (next to Home Depot), 435-1009

PENNY WISE OFFICE PRODUCTS - Discounted Office Supplies and FREE Delivery! Albany County Bar Association members receive $30.00 off your first $100.00 purchase. Members also receive lower prices on office products, not available to the general public. Ask for your "Members Only" Sales Flyer. Free Next Day Delivery available in the contiguous United States ($25.00 minimum order. Place order by 3:00 pm EST) Order online at www.penny-wise.com for an additional 3% savings. Call Penny Wise at 1-800-942-3311 to receive a FREE catalog. Use Albany County Bar Association Member Code "ACB" to receive your Member discounts!

SEFCU -- A FEDERAL CREDIT UNION - As a member of the Albany County Bar Association, you're eligible for membership in one of the oldest and largest credit unions in New York State. Membership makes it possible to take advantage of "Banking Where You Own The Place" and enjoy great products such as free checking and online banking, superb service, and some of the best savings and loans rates around. Plus, we have 12 conveniently located branch offices throughout the Capital Region and 60 proprietary ATMs. Also available are financial planning, investment brokerage services, and insurance services through SEFCU's Investment and Insurance Center. Contact SEFCU's Call Center at 518-452-8183 or visit www.sefcu.com for more information.

STAPLES - Staples Business Rewards Program allows you to shop in store or online with free shipping and handling on all dotcom orders and receive up to 2% of your purchases and 20% of your Copy & Print Center services back quarterly. When upgraded to Gold Status, you can receive up to 5% back quarterly. Call 800-793-3320 or stop in at our 1440 Central Avenue store in Albany, 435-9920, for more details.

SUPERIOR BUSINESS PRODUCTS – Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) Members are eligible for an office products discount structure of up to 83% off your purchases from the Capital Region’s largest locally owned office products provider. Through your ACBA membership Superior offers you no minimum order restrictions, an ACBA members only quarterly promotion, up to 5:pm ordering for free next day delivery, and personalized service. Call Sharon Tallman at Superior today, 518.356.2480, or email her at stallman@superiorbponline.com for your FREE catalog, and ACBA members only “welcome aboard” kit.

TECH VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS - Albany County Bar Association (ACBA) Members are eligible for a special discount for voice and Internet services for your business from the Capital Region's only locally owned facilities-based competitive telecommunications provider. Through your ACBA membership Tech Valley Communications offers you excellent rates and personalized service. Call Steve Schmitt at Tech Valley Communications today, 518-694-8715, or e-mail him at sschmitt@techvalleycom.com for your free assessment of your voice and Internet services.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER!!! Free Phone and $50 in Cellular Accessories with Purchase of New or Upgraded Equipment on Verizon Wireless Calling Plans. Please mention this ad in store to receive special. A Wireless Solution LLC, 1121 Central Ave Albany (corner of Central & Osborne). Call 454-0008 for other participating locations.

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET - The Albany County Bar Association is now providing free high-speed wireless Internet access to its members in the Albany County Courthouse & Judicial Center.

The ACBA has put the system in place in order to provide ACBA members with the ability to better service their clients through access to email, the Worldwide Web, legal research services and other Internet tools while in the Courthouse through WiFi equipped laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

For further information, or to establish access, ACBA members should contact Scott R. Almas at (518) 433-8800 or email him at wifi@albanycountybar.com

Click Here for an Acceptable Use Policy. Please sign the AUP and forward it to Scott via email or fax to receive log-in information. Scott's fax number is (518) 433-8823.



• Spectacular member benefit that saves our members 20% on each and every UPS package delivery.
• There are no minimums with regard to the number of packages or dollar amount spent. Eligibility requirements: Members who spend $10,000 or less per year on their shipping needs; all account submissions must be approved by UPS to receive discounted pricing;

Interested? Simply send an e-mail inquiry to marketing.support@unishippers.info or, you may contact Unishippers Representative, Peter Pitts directly at 716.860.2309.

Other Participating Bar Associations:

• Bar Association of Erie County, Buffalo, NY
• Onondaga County Bar Association, Syracuse, NY
• Erie County Bar Association, Erie, PA
• Hampden County Bar Association, Springfield, MA



November 2014 NEWSLETTER

Albany County Bar Association
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