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General Interest:
  • New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide. Dear all,For the 2014 general election, the New York State Unified Court System has launched an upgraded non-partisan Judicial Voter Guide at www.nycourts.gov/vote allowing users ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2014, 7:54 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Judge Rienzi is Retiring... Help Celebrate 32 Years of Service...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:27 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Steven F. Zuntag has died. It is with great sadness that I have to report that Steven F. Zuntag, Esq., a member of the RCBA, has passed away on October 21, 2014The wake for ...
    Posted Oct 22, 2014, 11:11 AM by Pete Weinman
  • It's a boy! Congratulations to RCBA Member Salvatore Scibetta & wife Erika! RCBA Member, Sal Scibetta & wife, Erika, welcome a new baby to their family!   Alexander Gregory Scibetta, 8.6lbs 19.5 inches, was born October 7, 2014.  
    Posted Oct 10, 2014, 7:07 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Save the Date: RCBA 2nd Annual CLE in Las Vegas, Jan 15 - 19, 2015. Please SAVE THE DATE as the RCBA will be having a CLE in Las Vegas from January 15 - 19, 2015.  The date of the CLE will be on Friday, January ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2014, 8:46 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA - Fee Dispute Resolution Arbitrators Needed! Attorneys and non-attorneys are both needed, so even if you are not available, maybe you know someone who is!Click HERE for a letter and some information forwarded to ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 12:28 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Institutional Rules and Freedom of Choice: Who is the true architect of freedom? The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) at the College of Staten Island (CSI) presents “Choosing Not to Choose: Autonomy, Paternalism, and Public Policy,” its inaugural annual lecture that covers Law, Philosophy ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2014, 11:42 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Neuroscience in the Courtroom. RCBA Member, Hon. Joseph Maltese, is a panelist. November 20, 2014  8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  Fordham Law School150 West 62nd StreetNew York, NY 10023 Advances in neuroscience are challenging conventional notions about ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2014, 11:40 AM by Pete Weinman
  • SAVE THE DATE: December 17, 2014 - RCBA Annual Holiday Party at Above. Details to follow.
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 6:22 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Back by Popular Demand: Gallo on NYC DOB, PART II. The RCBA will be having a CLE seminar on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (See attached flyer) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Staten Island University Hospital ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2014, 8:45 AM by Pete Weinman
  • NOTE: Networking Event for Accountants, Bankers, & Attorneys. Dear Members:There will be a networking event for Accountants, Attorneys and Bankers to be held on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Investors Bank located on ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2014, 7:27 AM by Pete Weinman
  • 2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship For CUNY and SUNY Community College Students. Dear all, I am pleased to share with you the call for submissions for the 2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship! This is an opportunity for CUNY and SUNY community ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2014, 5:47 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Robert J. Renehan, Esq., has died. Dear RCBA Members:It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of a member of the RCBA, Robert J. Renehan, Esq., Court Attorney Referee ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2014, 4:53 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Carl M. Erman, Esq. has died. Dear Members:It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of one of the members of the RCBA: Carl M. Erman, Esq.The funeral ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2014, 1:54 PM by Pete Weinman
  • 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
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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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New Member Spotlight
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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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    Posted Jul 30, 2014, 9:51 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Attorney – Real Estate Litigation. Reply to:          mbalsamo@lawmjm.comDate:                July 14, 2014South Shore (Tottenville) general practice seeks seasoned attorney with 3-5 years commercial and real estate litigation experience.  The firm handles ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:39 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Job opportunity. Please be advised that there are Job Posting Notices in eHire for the following Divisions/Units Operations – Adjudications Division/Business Centers (all 5 Boroughs)·         Job ID # 152732: Hearing Officer (Hearing ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:35 PM by Pete Weinman
  • William J. Barillari is on the move... The Barillari Law Firm3974 Amboy Road - Suite 210Staten Island, New York  10308
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 5:12 AM by Pete Weinman
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