Dedicated to advancing its members’ professional development, promoting the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law and facilitating access to legal services for the Richmond County community.

wellness hike

The RCBA Wellness Committee invites members to a hike through the Greenbelt. The hike will take place on April 29, 2019 from 5:30 - 7 PM and is free of charge. It will be an easy hike and refreshments will be provided. The hike will take place at the Greenbelt Nature Center located at 700 Rockland Avenue. Please RSVP to no later than April 19th. Space is limited to the first 20 people.

Law day 2019

The RCBA in conjunction with the Richmond County Supreme Court and Richmond County Clerk presents its annual Law Day Program on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9:30 am in the Central Jury Room at Supreme Court, 26 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

Night of Nostalgia

The Night of Nostalgia will be held on May 14, 2019 at 6 PM. Members who paid for the November event need not do anything. If you have not paid and would like to attend, you can pay here via PayPal. Food, laughter, adult beverages and great company - all for $75.00.

med mal part rules

Please see the new rules for the Medical Malpractice part as set forth by Judge Marrazzo and Judge McMahon.

Statement of Client's Rights and Responsibilities Changes

Please note the following amendments to the form Statement of Client's Rights and Responsibilities which is to be provided to a prospective client before representation begins.

Drop the Mic Night next month

This will be an evening where our members can showcase their talents or just attend to enjoy and show support. The evening will be a great opportunity to bring your families and friends to mix and mingle in a casual atmosphere. This event is open to all members and their families. In addition to fun and talented performances, food and drink will be served. We are hosting this event at Supreme Chocolatier on May 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $20 each and payment can be made via PayPal below. All proceeds will benefit the RCBA Volunteer Lawyers Project. Do not be shy, if you have a talent that you would like to share please contact Jesse Eisenberg, Dan Marotta, or Sheila McGinn, as soon as possible. Mark your calendars and plan on a fun night! The flyer with details is available here.

old books


Check out the the Spring edition of TheRCBA here.

In this issue you will find:

• Our President’s Latest Message

• Upcoming Events

• Bar News and Events

• Standards and Goals – The Culinary Page of the RCBA by Orin Cohen, Esq.

• Featured Article: Enjoying the Meal, and Walking Out on the Check: The Implications of Limiting Jurisdiction to Subpoena Following Daimler. By: Brian Krist, Esq.

• Elder Law Update by Anthony Lamberti, Esq.

• Technology: .app Domain Names and Progressive Web Apps by RB Tewksbury


Our Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at The Hilton Garden beginning at 6:30 pm. This year, our Honoree will be the Honorable Orlando Marrazzo, Jr., James Birch, Esq. will receive the Richard D. Lasher Meritorious Service Award and our incoming President, Jay S. Duskin, Esq. will be sworn in, along with our Executive Board and Directors.

April happy hour

Join the New Lawyers Committee at the April Happy Hour at Flagship Brewery on 4/25 at 6 p.m. Come join us and listen to a presentation by the supervising judge of the Richmond County Family Court, Hon. Helene Sacco. Food will be provided! This event is open to all New Lawyers Committee and RCBA Members. This is a good opportunity for networking and a fun atmosphere to mingle with your fellow attorneys away from the courtroom.

Please RSVP to

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Justice Louis Sangiorgio Supreme Court Law Intern Program

The Richmond County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is now accepting applications for its law intern program. The program will be supervised by Administrative Judge of Richmond County, the Honorable Desmond Green. The Richmond County Bar Association VLP will select law students to participate in a six-week program, which will immerse them in the day-to-day business of the judicial system. Applicants must be either in their first or second year of law school. Interested students should fill out this application. Students are encouraged to learn more about the program before applying. Applications must be received by April 19, 2019.