“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes”, as David Bowie sang, are upon us!
As our Editor, Hon. Matthew A. Sciarrino, will explain elsewhere, there will be changes to the RCBA Journal. Thanks to our new Technology Committee of Past President Jonathan Behrins, Treasurer Dan Marotta, Judge Sciarrino and Chaired by Pete Weinman, the changes to the web page have already taken place .
Changes have also taken place in the courthouse. We bid farewell to the first Administrative Judge, Hon. Philip Minardo, and welcome his successor, Hon. Judith McMahon. We also congratulate Hon. William Mastro on his appointment as Acting Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, Hon. Thomas Aliotta on his appointment to the Appellate Term, Second Department, and Hon. Joseph Maltese on his election as a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Changes will also be taking place in the 13th Judicial District’s delegation to the New York State Bar Association. Past President Grace Mattei is stepping down as the 13th Judicial District’s Vice President and will be replaced by Past President Michael Gaffney. I will be replacing Mike and joining Past President Jon Behrins and Vice President Tom Hall as a 13th Judicial District Delegate. The Delegates from the Richmond County Bar Association continue to be Past President Jamie Dollard, Orin Cohen and Denise Marangos as the alternate.
Changes will also be taking place in the Richmond County Bar Association in less than five months...the Annual Meeting is June 5th! If anyone is interested in joining the Board of Directors, let me or anyone of the Officers or Directors know of your intentions.