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Matrimonial Committee Lunch

On November 1st, the Matrimonial Committee held a welcome lunch for those interested in becoming a member. The lunch was held at Ruddy and Dean. Please see this flyer for more information.

2018 Red mass

Richmond County's 35th Annual Red Mass was held on Tuesday, October 30th. The Homilist was The Most Reverend Bishop John O'Hara, the director of strategic planning for the archdiocese and once the Pastor of the Church of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus on Staten Island. Check out pictures from the mass and repast.

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.

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.

CLE Opportunity

The RCBA is hosting a CLE on Friday, September 28, 2018. The Topic is Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program, New Arbitrator Training. This training is open to Attorneys with a minimum of 5 years experience practicing law and Non-Attorneys. Please click here for details.

Michael A. Forzano has Passed

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, 7447 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY

Hours: Sunday, September 2, 2018 (2 - 4 PM) & Monday, September 3, 2018 (2 - 4 PM and 7 - 10 PM)

Mass: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at St. Simon and St. Jude, 185 Van Sicklen Street, Brooklyn, NY at 11:45 AM.

Networking Opportunity

M&T Bank is proudly hosting the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants - Staten Island Chapter, Richmond County Bar Association, and Bankers Association of Richmond County for a Networking Opportunity for Professionals.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Richmond County District Attorney, Michael McMahon, will be in attendance to meet and greet. Hosted by Patrick Keegan, NYC Regional Manager and Nick Athineos, Business Banking.

More information here.

CLE Opportunity

Our Surrogate’s Court Chief Clerk, Ronald Cerrachio will be participating in a CLE at the City Bar entitled Hail to the Chiefs: Practical Aspects of Surrogate's Court Procedure from the Chief Clerks

DATE: Wednesday, September 12th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY

CREDITS: 2 CLE credits

CONTACT: If you would like to attend, please reply directly to Rosan Dacres, 212-382 -6630 or rdacres@nycbar.org

Family court annoucement

Beginning Monday, August 27, 2018, Judge Peter DeLizzo (Part 4), Court Attorney Referee Alexandra Byun (Part 40), Court Attorney Referee Janet McFarland (Part 42), and the Family Court Help Center will be relocating to 18 Richmond Terrace.

Effective August 27, 2018, Judge DeLizzo will be in Room 320.

Effective Tuesday, September 4, Court Attorney Referee Alexander Byun will be in Room 315.

From Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30, Court Attorney Referee Janet McFarland will be sitting in Part I at 100 Richmond Terrace. Effective Friday, August 31, she will be in Room 305 at 18 Richmond Terrace.

All Petitions and Motions for support, visitation, and custody and Orders of Protection and Writs must be filed at the Family Court Help Center which will be located at 18 Richmond Terrace on the 3rd Floor.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Real Property Section of the New York State Bar Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Tharp and Mitzner Scholarships. If you have know of a law student who would be interested in applying, please share the information below. The application deadline is December 3, 2018.

REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION LORRAINE POWER THARP SCHOLARSHIP

This $5000 scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lorraine Power Tharp, who served as President of the NYSBA and Chair of the Real Property Law Section. The scholarship is awarded to a second- or third-year law school student who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine: academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and, if possible, an interest in real property law.

Efforts will be made to honor Lorraine's commitment to gender equity and diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the state will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship application form has details on eligibility and requirements.


REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION MELVYN MITZNER SCHOLARSHIP

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time student enrolled in a New York State law school. It was created to honor the memory of Melvyn Mitzner, a legend in the New York real estate legal community. Mitzner is a former chair of the Real Property Law Section, and was an active and valued member of the Section for many years.

Efforts will be made to honor Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement and to diversity in the profession. To ensure geographic diversity, the Foundation will strive to select students attending New York State law schools in different counties each year, so that over time students from all areas of the State will be able to benefit from the scholarship. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship application form has details on eligibility and requirements.

Lloyd Tamarin, Esq., Marc Berk's father-in-law, has Passed

Our colleague, Marc Berk's, father-in-law, Lloyd Tamarin, Esq. (also a colleague and long time member of the Richmond County Bar Association) passed away. Our condolences go out to the Berk and Tamarin families. Click here for further details.

2018 Golf and tennis outing

The 2018 Golf and Tennis outing has been scheduled for October 4th, rain or shine. We encourage everyone to support the RCBA by attending and/or providing a scholarship. Golf is limited to the first 72 players and RCBA Members have until September 10 to register and pay before it opens to the public on Sept 12. Even if you do not play golf or tennis, join us for dinner, music and raffles. For registration information and more, please see the flyer.

CLE Opportunity

The RCBA is offering a CLE on 9.20.18 entitled: "Understanding the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017."

For further details please see this flyer.

If you need a reminder about your CLE requirements as a practicing NY attorney, check out this FAQ page.

The Index of past RCBA Journals has been updated with the latest additions. It's a useful way to explore articles that have been published in our Journal over the years. Click here to check it out. Enjoy!

RCBA President Toni Ann Barone and her dad, Anthony Barone, Past President, set record as Presidents of the Richmond County Bar Association. Click HERE for the SI Advance article.

Our own Justice Matthew A. Sciarrino, Jr. along with Circuit Judge John B. Owens of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, CA Judge Carol Najera and Paul Grewal (Former Magistrate Judge and now Deputy General Counsel and VP of Litigation at Facebook) will be part of a panel at San Diego Comic Con called: Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo. Click here for more information.