St John's Law 2019 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend featuring Vincent Gallo, Esq., RCBA's Real Estate Committee chairman

The St. John's Law 2019 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend will also qualify the Attendee for 16 CLE credits for New Jersey and/or Pennsylvania. The flyer is HERE.

Condolences to Ann Taylor Carsel, Esq. on the loss of her husband Gary Carsel

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 9:45 a.m. at : Temple Emanu-El 984 Post Avenue Staten Island, NY 10302.

Shiva will be held Monday - Thursday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Contact the RCBA for address.

Staten Island Launches Innovative Court to Address Opioid Crisis

The New York City Criminal Court has designated a specialized part, AP7, to function as the Staten Island Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (HOPE) 2.0/Overdose Avoidance and Recovery (OAR) Court. HOPE 2.0 and OAR will work collaboratively to address substance use and overdose risk for individuals charged with misdemeanors. The Staten Island HOPE 2.0/OAR Court will operate on Wednesdays. New York City Criminal Court Judge Gerianne Abriano will preside over the specialized part. Read the full press release here and for coverage by the Staten Island Advance, click here.

Predatory Lending Tactic Curbed by Three New York state County Clerks

The Washington Post featured a story about clerks from Erie, Buffalo and Richmond counties and how they helped curb the use of confessions of judgment by predatory lenders. Click here for details.

A job well done: Judge Meyer says goodbye after 35 years on the bench

Full coverage of Judge Meyer's esteemed career and retirement can be found here.


Congratulations to RCBA Director (and Technology Committee Chair) Pete Weinman, Esq. and Darlene Morales on their wedding!

RCBA is planning a "Drop the Mic Night"

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 Superior Chocolates on South Avenue with a tentative date of March 30, 2019.

This event is being sponsored by RCBA, however, we will be selling tickets at a nominal fee with all proceeds benefiting 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!

Matthew j. titone to be sworn in as surrogate judge on january 24, 2019

new public ADMINISTRATOR selected

Staten Island attorney Edwina Frances Martin has been named the new public administrator of Richmond County. She will begin her term on January 1, 2019. Click here for details and click here for a profile by the Staten Island Advance.

Judge marina cora MUNDY TO BE sworn in as supreme court justice ON JANUARY 17, 2019

Tottenville high school Needs a Coach for it’s Mock trial Team

Earn 7 MCLE Credits for Volunteering [Details Here]

Coaches position:

The coaching position is a volunteer position. In the past coaches have met once a week with the team, sometimes more often as the tournament dates approach [Competition Materials Available Here].


Formal practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:30pm and 4:30 pm. Students also meet on their own, both on campus and off campus, as the need arises. Other formal meetings may be required at the discretion of the coach(es). There are currently 20 team members, about half of which have been on the team for more than one season [Tournament Schedule Here].

For more information contact:

John Hundley

Coordinator, Law Academy


Richard A. Rosenzweig, Esq., Chair of the RCBA Ethics Committee, published Ethics Opinion 40, which asks: "what is the responsibility of an attorney who, during litigation, learns that a signature previously challenged by his/her client on a will is a forgery, might actually be a legitimate signature?"