Cheri BardinFirm Administrator
Cheri Bardin has been the Firm Administrator of Burke & Casserly, P.C. since its founding in September, 1988. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s management including human resources, financial management, client service and satisfaction, technology, employee benefits, facilities management, as well as other administrative operations.
As a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Albany Chapter (ALA) since 1995, Cheri has served on the Board of Directors, holding various offices from 1996-2011, including three terms as President. Cheri has twice chaired the Chapter’s Conference on Ethics, Marketing & Law Firm Management. This conference was organized in conjunction with the Albany Law School of Union University, for New York attorneys, and offered continuing education courses related to law firm management. She is also the innovator of the Chapter's currently thriving Business Partner Program and the Chapter's website.
Cheri co-authored an article “The Marketing Cycle in Law Firms”, in the ALA’s Management Encyclopedia’s second release, and in the Encyclopedia’s third release, she authored an article entitled “The Administrator’s Role in Client Relationship Management.”
Since she has been so fortunate to work with an amazing group of people over the years at Burke & Casserly, P.C., Cheri believes in the necessity of giving back to the community. She was a former Board member of The Circles of Mercy, a Rensselaer based not-for-profit organization established to assist women go from welfare to work and which provides training in various aspects that impact their lives such as parenting skills, computer training, self-enhancement workshops, and job-seeking skills. She was also involved in North Colonie Pop Warner, serving on the Board of Directors and coaching her daughter’s cheerleading squad. Cheri is also a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association along with the rest of the Burke & Casserly team. She has also donated time at the Regional Foodbank, Bowled for Kid's Sake, assisted with disaster relief, and provides monthly donations to the ASCPA to name a few.
Cheri lives in Latham with her husband Bruce. She has two beautiful adult daughters she adores and who are both college graduates for whom she is extremely proud! Her oldest daughter will be marrying her high school sweetheart, and Cheri couldn't be more thrilled with the addition to her family. Finally, a son! Her youngest has continued her education An avid animal lover (of the four-legged variety), Cheri also shares her home with her big, beautiful and gentle-giant of a dog, Rocky and two contrasting cats - Bootsie (black with a touch of white and an incessant vocalist) and Paris (white with large black patches who is the very definition of a scaredy-cat!)
Association of Legal Administrators
Member Since: 1995
President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.