I stand ready, willing, and able to represent clients who wish to litigate matters in courts outside the Capital Region, namely the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady. I very often litigate cases in the more distant counties of the Greater Capital Region, namely the counties of Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington. Some more than others. Of particular note is the camaraderie of the bars of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington, in which I find I do the majority of my work at the present time, together with Schoharie County and, occasionally, Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. I have not had a case pending in the counties of Columbia or Greene this year - yet.
Representing a client beyond the Greater Capital Region is very probably not a good idea as it becomes increasingly expensive to the client to do so, with the cost of both mileage and travel time very quickly eating into the retainer. More often than not, it makes more sense to retain counsel within, or as close as possible to, the county in which the matter is being litigated. Thus, I tend to do a great deal of business in Saratoga County. Yet, I have often appeared in the eleven (11) counties of the Greater Capital Region.
And, in some rare circumstances, I even appear in courts well outside the Greater Capital Region. If and when such a retainer appears likely, I very strongly advise my client to be fully apprised of the entirety of Article 22.
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