For many years, Bar Association member and former Glens Falls City Court Judge Pat Mannix along with a group of senior members of the Bar Association sponsored and cooked an annual dinner for members of the Bar. The purpose of the dinner was to allow younger members of the Bar an opportunity to meet and socialize with established members of the Bar in a relaxed and casual setting, and as a way of mentoring young attorneys. Upon his death, Pat’s cousin Jack Mannix left a bequest to the Bar Foundation to establish a forum for preserving the history of the Bar Association and to promote collegiality among the profession. The Bar Foundation has, over the past several years, continued the tradition of Pat Mannix, and honored the gift of Jack Mannix by hosting the annual Pat Mannix Dinner, which is jointly sponsored with the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bar. The dinner is prepared and cooked by members of the judiciary, and the program has consisted of trivia contests, recorded tapes of former members of the Bar, and war stories of practice in Warren County by senior members of the Bar. It is presented free of charge to young lawyers in the Bar Association.
The Foundation also traditionally underwrites the annual Mock Trial competitions, sponsoring schools in Warren and Washington Counties, as well as the annual Warren County Law Day programs, which include the Law Day Breakfast, Liberty Bell Award and the “Attorneys in Schools Program.”