Richmond County Bar Association

2018 Night of nostalgia

This year's Night of Nostalgia will be on November 15, 2018 at The Staaten. Please see the flyer for details. You can see photos from last year's Night of Nostalgia here.

Save the Date

The holiday season is soon upon us and RCBA wants to be sure that you mark your calendars! The 2018 Holiday Party will be held at Above Rooftop located at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Check out photos from last year's holiday party.

John g. hall has passed

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John G. Hall, a past president and member of our Bar Association for over 55 years.

​John is being waked at: John E. Day Funeral Home, located at 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Viewing hours are Sunday, October 14 from 2 - 6 PM and Monday, October 15 from 2 - 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:15 AM at Church of St. Leo’s the Great, located at 50 Hurley’s Lane, Lincroft, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Villanova Law School or the Church of St. Leo the Great.

2018 Red mass

Richmond County's 35th Annual Red Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 30th, at 6PM at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church with a light repast to follow.

The Homilist will be The Most Reverend Bishop John O'Hara. He is currently the director of strategic planning for the archdiocese. He was once the Pastor of the Church of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus on Staten Island and has served in the borough for over 25 years.

The Red Mass marks the beginning of the Court year and we extend an invitation to all members of the legal community, not only those of the Catholic faith, but of all faiths. We pray that all be inspired to perform their varied functions by soliciting guidance and strength during the coming term of court.

Did you know that according to Wikipedia, the Red Mass requests guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice, and offers the opportunity to reflect on what Catholics believe is the God-given power and responsibility of all in the legal profession.

Appellate Division, 2nd Department COMMEMORATES the 80th anniversary of its courthouse


On September 25, 2018, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore spoke at the Appellate Division, Second Department to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Appellate Division at its current location on Monroe Place. The Second Department has had three homes in its more than 100-year existence, all in historic downtown Brooklyn.


In its continuing effort to better serve its constituents, The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department will hold its October 12, 2018, sitting at the Richmond County Court Complex, in the St. George section of Staten Island, New York. The October 12 court session will be presided over by Honorable Alan D. Scheinkman, who is the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. Joining Presiding Justice Scheinkman on the bench will be Honorable William F. Mastro, the senior Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, who makes his home in Staten Island and is a familiar figure in the Richmond County legal community, Associate Justice Joseph J. Maltese, who, like Justice Mastro, lives in Staten Island and is well known to local attorneys, and Associate Justice Betsy Barros, whose chambers is just across the river in Kings County.

The fall 2018 journal is out

The Autumnal Equinox has passed and the cool weather is here. That means it's time for the Fall 2018 edition of TheRCBA, our digital journal. You can view the PDF here.

The next issue of the RCBA Journal will be published in the Winter of 2018. The Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018 Please submit any information, article, correction, question or suggestion to: RCBAJournal@gmail.com

Raise the age coverage

SILive.com has coverage of the new Raise the Age Legislation, featuring quotes from members of our Bar.

tai chi & tibetan art

The RCBA Wellness Committee is sponsoring a night at the Tibetan Museum featuring an exploration of Tai Chi and art. Please see the flyer for details, although registration is now closed.

Surrogate's court in the news

The Staten Island Advance recently featured an article about a high school student's experience as intern at Surrogate's Court. Click here for the full article.

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