Staten island women's bar association holiday gala


Click here to access the photos from the 2018 RCBA Holiday Party!

Josephine Nerlino, Joan Nerlino's mother, has passed.

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Joan Nerlino's mother, Josephine Nerlino. Arrangements are as follows:


Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.

Matthew Funeral Home , 2508 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314


Thursday, December 13, 2018, 10:00 am at St. Rita's RC Church, 281 Bradley Avenue

Staten Island, New York 10314

justice ROONEY honored

Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Rooney was honored on November 29, 2018 for his service and as head of Veterans' Court. For full coverage and photos click here.

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 (1/18): cocktail party and dinner at acclaimed restaurant Gray and Dudley (cost TBD)
  • Saturday morning (1/19; 9 am - 1 pm): CLE (topic TBD) (4 credits)
  • Sunday afternoon (1/20): Tennessee Whiskey or Wine Tasting Sunday (cost TBD)

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. Ask for the front desk of 21C Museum Hotel- Nashville and 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.

RCBA members practicing 5 years or less will receive a 50% discount on hotel and sponsored events (up to $500). Reimbursement after the weekend and upon submission of paid bills.

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. If you have any other question about the weekend, please contact Jay Duskin at (718) 981-6200 or

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

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.

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.

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 gave pointers and discussed practical information of Surrogate’s Court procedure. Click here for more 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.

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