RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

Judge gigante honored

Surrogate Court Judge Robert Gigante was honored on November 19, 2018 with a portrait unveiling. For full coverage and photos click here.

The holiday season is upon us and so is the 2018 RCBA Holiday Party! It will be held at Above Rooftop located at the Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Click here for details and payment information. And check out photos from last year's holiday party here!

2018 holiday teddy bear drive

The holiday season is upon us and so is the annual Holiday Teddy Bear Drive. Contributions are due no later than December 7th. See the flyer for details.

The RCBA HEads to nashville

Please mark your calendars for Nashville, Tennessee on January 18 - 21, 2019 (MLK weekend). The CLE Seminar will be held at Hotel 21C Museum Hotel.

Although plans are being finalized for a great weekend, so far the agenda is as follows:

  • Friday night: welcome reception
  • Saturday morning: CLE (4/5 credits)
  • Saturday night: dinner at acclaimed restaurant Gray and Dudley

All participants are responsible to make their own hotel and airline reservation. Please do so as quickly as possible, as space is limited. Call Hotel 21C directly to reserve your room and the rate of $199/night. Be sure to say you are part of the RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION GROUP. The hotel has agreed to provide the same rate for those who wish to arrive on Thursday, 1/17/19. Please feel free to bring your spouse and/or any other friends or family members.

Once you have made your reservation, please contact Charlene at the RCBA office to register for the weekend and let her know who is coming with you.

(Pictured above: The Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee)

steven soren has passed

Steve Soren has passed away.

The memorial for Steve is being held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10 AM at Harmon Funeral Home, located at 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.

The Shiva is being held at the Staten Island Hilton, located at 1100 South Avenue, also on Friday from 2-5 PM and 7-10 PM.

Richmond County Surrogate's Court Committee CLE

On November 27th, an expert panel of Surrogate’s Court Chief Clerks will give pointers and discuss practical information of Surrogate’s Court procedure, based on a set of detailed hypotheticals distributed in advance. Click here for more information and registration information.

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.

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.

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