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General Interest:
  • George Chicolo, father of RCBA Member, Mary Ellen Sach, Esq. has passed away. Dear Members:The wake will be held tomorrowWednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Colonial Funeral Home located at 2819 Hylan Boulevard.  The wake will be from 2-4 p ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2014, 7:34 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Philip Mattina is in the hospital. Dear Members:It was brought to my attention that Philip Mattina, Esq., a member of the RCBA, had a massive heart attack last week.  He is in Staten Island University ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 7:32 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Judicial Openings. See the flyer HERE.  Thanks to President Fitzpatrick for forwarding this info.
    Posted Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Federal Magistrate Judge Vacancy. See the notice HERE.
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 5:29 AM by Pete Weinman
  • 8/27/14: UPDATED FLYER - RCBA Tax Committee CLE - don't miss out! The RCBA is having a CLE Seminar on September 10, 2014.  The Moderator will be Raymond Liebman, Esq. and the speakers will be Raymond Liebman, Esq. and Vincent J. Gallo ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 9:36 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Deadline for Housing Court Judgeships Extended  The application deadline for judgeships for the Housing Part of New York City Civil Court has been extended to Sept. 30. Judges are appointed to five-year terms and are ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2014, 4:51 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA's 2014 Annual Golf & Tennis Outing and First Annual RCBA Golf Cup which will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Richmond County Country Club. Click HERE for the flyer.
    Posted Aug 5, 2014, 4:56 AM by Pete Weinman
  • REMINDER: Hold 10/2/2014 for the RCBA Golf & Tennis Outing! For more information, click HERE.
    Posted Jul 28, 2014, 5:26 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Commission on Judicial Nomination Seeking Recommendations and Applications for Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals. As you will see, the Commission is currently seeking candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Court that will occur as of January 1, 2015, due to Associate Judge Robert ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:22 AM by Pete Weinman
  • 7/11/2014 UPDATED: Mary Minardo, mother of Hon. Philip Minardo, passed away. The wake for Mary Minardo (mother of Hon. Philip G. Minardo) is at Casey's Funeral Home on Slosson Ave. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 7 - 9 p.m ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2014, 7:42 AM by Pete Weinman
  • The members of the Justice Louis Sangiorgio Intern Program took a trip to Brooklyn Supreme Court. After hearing an informative lecture by Justice Wayne Ozzi on Judicial Ethics they spent to day in the Part of Judge Matthew Sciarrino.
    Posted Jul 1, 2014, 11:45 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Hold that date!!! RCBA Golf & Tennis Outing - October 2, 2014. Please see the attached flyer from Hon. Robert G. Gigante regarding the RCBA Outing on October 2, 2014.Click HERE.
    Posted Jun 18, 2014, 11:06 AM by Pete Weinman
  • June 10, 2014 is "Community Law Day" - Please join us.
    Posted Jun 6, 2014, 5:17 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA Annual Meeting / Voting for Directors. Dear Members:Please see the attached regarding the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 to elect Board of Directors and Treasurer for the RCBA.Click HERE for the notice
    Posted May 5, 2014, 5:22 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Save The Date for the New Lawyers' SI Yankees Outing, August 1, 2014 (Friday). Please Save The Date for the New Lawyers Staten Island Yankees Outing, August 1, 2014 (Friday).  The picnic area has been reserved for this game.  Prices will be determined so ...
    Posted May 2, 2014, 5:13 AM by Pete Weinman
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In The News:
  • Judge DiDomenico rules Ex-foster dad not financially responsible for girl who unknowingly lives with real dad. The judge ruled the girl's biological father is in a position to financially support her, should the need arise. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In a case that had more ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2014, 6:00 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Justice Maltese and his daughter earn simultaneous doctorates. Associate Justice Joseph J. Maltese and his daughter, Julie Ann Maltese,would certainly echo my sentiments. In fact, this duo is so close, that they even received their doctorate degrees ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2014, 12:24 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Cases of Interest (Judge Sciarrino). Accused ‘Brooklyn Ripper’ angrily demands a word with judge - NY Post Story HEREreBar owner pleads guilty to grand larceny, tax fraud - Brooklyn Daily Eagle Story HERE
    Posted Jun 13, 2014, 6:15 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA Member Jack Stern, elected Chairman of the Board of Eger Lutheran Homes and Services. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Eger Lutheran Homes and Services elected Jack Stern as its new chairman of the board of trustees.  Stern, who succeeds Peter A. Maniscalco as chairman ...
    Posted May 12, 2014, 5:26 AM by Pete Weinman
  • SI Public Administrator, Gary Gotlin, wins $9 million tug-of-war with Brooklyn counterpart over woman's estate. NY Law Journal Update, click HERE.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The $9-million estate of a long-time Brooklyn resident who spent her last years in a Stapleton nursing home ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:53 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Flashback in the news...Judge Straniere, creator of Purim shpiels for his congregation, receives recognition for his wit on the bench. Philip Straniere, a veteran judge, is facing a ponderous decision these days: Esther or Vashti?  Straniere, who has served on Staten Island’s 2nd Civil Court District 15 years, is ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2014, 1:54 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Appellate court now has 2 Island jurists (via SI Advance). With the announcement that Gov. Cuomo has appointed Supreme Court Justice Joseph Maltese to the Appellate Division, Second Department, there are now two Staten Islanders serving on the intermediate level ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2014, 7:10 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Breaking News: Judge Maltese was appointed to the Appellate Division. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/01172013-supreme-court-appellate-division-appointmentsThanks to Jeff Alfano for forwarding this info - I will update this page soon...    
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 1:08 PM by Pete Weinman
  • The RCBA Does it's Part in Veteran Discount Program. KUDOS to Thomas Hall, President of the RCBA, Robert Mulhall, chairman of the RCBA Veterans Committee, and Michael J Gaffney, the Vice President of the 13th Judicial District to the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2013, 10:17 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Judges making a pitch to remain on bench until the year in which they turn 80. For the complete article, visit the SI Advance website by clicking HERE.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented quasi-political move, judges have been green-lighted to make campaign ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:55 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Truck Tears Off Side of New Courthouse Facade... These photos just in from Jonathan Behrins.  More information as it comes in...
    Posted Oct 16, 2013, 9:01 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA Member, Anne-Louise DePalo, is a renaissance woman (SILIVE). STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An attorney, a popular children’s book author, an artist and photographer — Grasmere resident Anne-Louise DePalo can only be described as a multi-talented Renaissance ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2013, 2:48 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Rodney Stilwell wins third Staten Island Amateur crown. Rod Stilwell captured his third Staten Island Amateur by beating Lou Buttermark Jr.  Sunday at Richmond County Country Club.It took Stilwell 33 holes to seal the prestigious event. Stilwell ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2013, 2:45 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Judge Vitaliano Denies Drug Dealer Sentence Reprieve.
    Posted Aug 6, 2013, 12:20 PM by Pete Weinman
  • The RCBA inducts a new slate of officers for Staten Island. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Richmond County Bar Association inducted a new slate of officers on Thursday at the Richmond County Clerk's Office in St. George.The new officers ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2013, 11:01 AM by Pete Weinman
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  • Randi Scherman, Esq. STATEN ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES 36 RICHMOND TER STE 205 STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301-1934Randi Scherman is a staff attorney in the Homeowner Defense Project. Prior to joining SILS, she ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 12:36 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Garrett Fruchtman, Esq. Seton Hall Law SchoolAdmitted in NY and NJNY: 1189 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310NJ: 27 Warren St., Suite 302, Hackensack, NJ 07601
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 12:46 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Gina Marie Reitano, Esq. Serving the Staten Island community for 25 years in the areas of matrimonial law and litigation, guardianship law, and all issues concerning the elderly and the mentally ill including Medicaid ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 12:25 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Ronni G. Bleich, Esq. Ronni G. Bleich received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College – Rutgers University in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Psychology and Criminology, and her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 5:11 AM by Pete Weinman
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