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new lawyers halloween happy hour

Come join the New Lawyers at their Halloween Happy Hour on October 24 at 6pm at Daddy O's featuring guest speaker, Meredith B. Wolff, Esq. Click here for details.

Scholarship opportunity

The New York Bar Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following scholarships.

The Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

Value: $5,000 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who demonstrates Melvyn Mitzner’s commitment to professional achievement in the area of real property law including legal writing, lecturing and scholarship; and diversity in the profession.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/mitzner

The Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

Value: $5,000 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York who best exemplifies the core values important to Lorraine Power Tharp; academic excellence, a demonstrated interest in public service, high integrity and an interest in real property law.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/tharp

The Honorable Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

Value: $2,500 Deadline: November 22, 2019

One scholarship is awarded to a second year (2L) or third year (3L) law student who is enrolled in a law school in the State of New York. The student shall be actively participating in an Elder Law Clinic at the school or perform other substantial efforts which demonstrate interest in the legal rights of the elderly or the practice of elder law.

Application link: www.tnybf.org/asarch

RCBA GolF & Tennis outing

Our annual Golf and Tennis Outing will be on October 3, 2019. Whether you are interested in sponsoring, attending, or both, please see the attached flyer for more information - click HERE.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please come out and support the Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breakfast, on October 8 at Supreme Court, 18 Richmond Terrace, 2nd Floor, which is being presented by Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert in association with The Staten Island Women's Bar Association and Staten Island Gender Fairness Committee.

The Fall RCBA Journal is out

In the Fall Issue we have:

  • Upcoming Events
  • The President’s Message
  • Bar News and Events
  • Standards & Goals Cooking Column
  • Admissible Business Records - Use Em or Lose Em by Hon Mark C. Dillon
  • Test Your Legal Literacy by John M. Bosco, Esq.
  • Elder Law Update by Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq.
  • Top Level Domains by RB Tewksbury

Check it out here

red mass is next month

Chief Clerk of Richmond County Surrogate's Court, Ron Cerrachio has invited RCBA members to take part in the 36th Annual Red Mass being held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Wednesday, November 6th at 6 PM.

Click here for details

Vincent J. Gallo: lender doesn't require a survey? Think again, brother

Real Estate Practitioners: Pay attention!

In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, entitled 631 N. Broad Street, LP v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., No. 18-3094 (3d Cir. July 26, 2019) (affirming Summary Judgment) on Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (District Court No. 2-17-cv-02805), the Court of Appeals rendered an interesting Decision, albeit not precedent, it is most worthy of a close and careful read. Read the entire article HERE.

Vincent J. Gallo on: Ethics Opinion 1161

Real Estate Brokers: Heads Up!

The New York State Bar Association Ethics Opinion 1161 was handed down on January 4, 2019. In summary, it recites that when an Attorney, as opposed to a Real Estate Broker, prepares a Real Estate Contract, the Attorney may not disclose the Contract to the Real Estate Broker without the Client's informed consent, which must include the disclosure of any personal, financial, or business interest of the Attorney in responding to the Real Estate Broker's request for disclosure of the information.

Read the entire article HERE.