Teresa Schiller of Rensselaer has been named Associate Executive Director of the New York State Bar Association.

Schiller, who assumed her new post on June 1, most recently served as an Executive Services Counsel at the State Bar. She joined the Association in 2010 as Director of Law Practice Management.

"Teresa Schiller will have significant responsibilities for the day-to-day management of the State Bar Association. She possesses extensive practical experience, legal acumen and organizational expertise.  We are delighted that she has agreed to take on this important new role," said Patricia K. Bucklin, Executive Director of the State Bar Association.

Schiller previously worked for 11 years at the law firm of Clifford Chance US LLP in its New York City office.  She oversaw the firm's pro bono program and was a litigation associate. She also had clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

A graduate of Rice University and the University of Chicago Law School, Schiller formerly served as president of the New York Women's Bar Association (2006-07) and as vice-president of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (2008-10).

The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation.  It was founded in 1876.


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