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Friend of the RCBA, Josephine (LiGreci) Kent, has Passed

For the SI Advance Obituary, please click HERE.

Lawyer Wellness and meditation

Lawyer jokes are a dime a dozen, but the mental welfare of attorneys is no laughing matter. A recent study found that "between 21 and 36 percent qualify as problem drinkers, and that approximately 28 percent, 19 percent, and 23 percent are struggling with some level of depression, anxiety, and stress, respectively." Details of the study and a discussion of the path forward can be found here. In addition, check out this podcast from the Legal Executive Institute on addiction in the legal industry. The Wellness Committee is holding a meditation event on April 4, 2019. Click here for the flyer.

New Lawyers happy hour

Join the New Lawyers Committee at the March Happy Hour at Flagship Brewery on March 21, 2019 at 6pm.

Come join us and listen to a presentation by our Bar President, Toni Ann Barone. Food will be provided! Besides being our esteemed Bar President, Toni Ann is an accomplished in many areas of law including Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business Formation.

This event is open to all NLC and RCBA Members. This is a good opportunity for networking and a fun atmosphere to mingle with your fellow attorneys away from the courtroom.

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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 May 4, 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!

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.

staten island judicial speaking engagements

The American Board of Trial Advocates will be holding a meeting on the status of Civil Jury Trials in Richmond County on March 13, 2019. Judge Green will speak. For details click here.

On April 5, 2019, Judge Rajeswari will be part of a panel exploring the Stategic Plan implemented by the NYS Unified Court System, Office of Language Access to address the growing needs of thousands of individuals with limited English proficiency and discuss changing technology and resources needed to facilitate court interpreting. Click here for details.