Cheri BardinFirm Administrator
Cheri has had the honor of serving as the Firm Administrator of Burke & Casserly, P.C. since its inception 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 all other administrative and business operations. She is incredibly grateful to the founding partners, Tim Casserly and Walter Burke, for giving her the opportunity to grow right along with them and their firm!
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. She was again asked for her service in 2018, and rejoined the Board as Treasurer. 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.” Cheri is also a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource 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, donates personally to the Wounded Warrior Fund 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, Jamie and Casey, whom she adores! Both are college graduates holding their Bachelors Degrees! Her oldest daughter married her high school sweetheart, Nick in September of 2018. Cheri couldn't be more thrilled with the addition to her family. Finally, a son! Her youngest continues her education for her doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology and is attending William James College in MA. 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.