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The RCBA Golf & Tennis Outing will be October 6, 2016.

posted Jul 20, 2016, 9:37 AM by Pete Weinman

Click HERE for the RCBA's 2016 Annual 
Golf & Tennis Outing Flyer.  The Golf & Tennis Outing will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Richmond County Country Club.

A hard copy of this flyer will be mailed out to all members as well.

Christopher Dai's Mother, Diane Dai, has Passed Away.

posted Jul 19, 2016, 7:15 PM by Pete Weinman

Our friend and colleague, Christopher Dai, recently lost his beloved mother, Diane Dai, following a short illness.  Mrs Dai was a highly-respected paralegal and was known and loved by many in our legal community.  She will be waked at Scalia Funeral Home on Thursday and Friday from 2:00PM to 5:00PMand from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at St. Rita's R.C. Church at 10:00AM.

New York City Bar Association - Supreme Court - A Year in Review CLE.

posted Jul 13, 2016, 6:47 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 6:57 AM ]

Chris Caputo, President of the RCBA, has forwarded this information: 

During the Supreme Court’s October 2015 Term, the Court is considering an extraordinary number of blockbuster cases – all while the Court is short-handed as a result of the passing of its most outspoken member, Justice Antonin Scalia, and the political logjam that has prevented consideration of his successor during the Presidential election season.  At this program – always one of the City Bar’s most interesting and well attended – a prominent panel comprised of Supreme Court litigators, constitutional scholars, and a federal judge will review and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the Term and their future impact.  The panel will also explore the impact of Justice Scalia’s death, as well as the Senate’s constitutional role in providing advice and consent for Court nominees. The speakers represent diverse points of view and perspectives, and will provide their unique insights concerning the Court’s decisions.

The panel will specifically address the most important decisions of the Supreme Court’s Term, which include cases touching on a number of areas of law:

·         First Amendment, Affordable Care Act (Zubik v. Burwell)

·         Immigration Law, Federalism, and Separation of Powers (U.S. v. Texas)

·         Abortion Rights, Equal Protection and Voting Rights (Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt; Fisher v. University of Texas; Evenwel v. Abbott)

·         Class Actions and Business Issues (Spokeo v. Robins; Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo; Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez; RJR Nabisco v. The European Community)

·         Criminal Law and Procedure (Montgomery v. Louisiana: Williams v. Pennsylvania: Birchfield v. North Dakota; McDonnell v. U.S.)


Register Now: http://bit.ly/29DI1Kv

Proposed Expansion of Mandatory E-filing

posted Jul 12, 2016, 1:26 PM by Lou Bara

Below, please find a notice, available for download, from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks relating to a proposed expansion of mandatory e-filing.


This notice also has been posted on the Unified Court System’s website at: http://www.nycourts.gov/rules/efiling/ for the purpose of collecting public comments.

Matthew S. Pavis, Esq. has Died.

posted Jul 6, 2016, 12:18 PM by Pete Weinman

Dear Members:

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Matthew S. Pavis, Esq., a member of the RCBA.

He passed away on June 5, 2016.

His family invites those who wish to share memories and celebrate his life at LiGreci's Staaten on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Please rsvp by tomorrow(Thursday, July 7, 2016) to Stephen Pavis at theclash58@gmail.com or Marian Carney at mariancarney66@gmail.com.

Verrazzano Cup Tournament - 7/14/16

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:05 AM by Lou Bara

The Verrazzano Cup Tournament will be taking place on July 14 ,2016 (Bastille Day) at Marine Park. The Richmond County Bar Association is hoping to wrestle the cup back from the Brooklyn Bar Association. Also, anyone who is interested in the post golf award dinner which will be held around 5:30 pm should contact Rodney Stilwell at (718) 720-7000.

RCBA CLE: The Honourable John M. Leventhal (App. Div, 2nd Dept) will be speaking concerning his experiences as the Presiding Judge of the first Felony Domestic Violence Court in the United States.

posted Jun 8, 2016, 8:45 AM by Pete Weinman

On June 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Central Jury Room located at 26 Central Avenue, the Honorable John M. Leventhal will be speaking concerning his experiences as the Presiding Judge of the first Felony Domestic Violence Court in the United States.   This discussion by the Honorable John M. Leventhal, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, should be informative and give all a perspective on what has been done and what improvements could be done in our system to combat domestic violence. 


All are invited to attend. 


One CLE credit is being offered to attorneys but you must R.S.V.P. by June 13, 2016, requesting CLE credit and providing your email address.


Please R.S.V.P. to Susan Wieser at SWieser@nycourts.gov.


RCBA CLE: "Getting It In & Keeping It Out: The Admissibility of Testimony & Evidence in Court."

posted Jun 3, 2016, 6:53 AM by Pete Weinman

Click HERE for the flyer.

Dear Members:

The RCBA will be having a CLE on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Staten Island University Hospital, Regina M. McGinn, MD Education Center, 475 Seaview Avenue.
The topic will be:  "Getting It In & Keeping It Out:  The Admissibility of Testimony & Evidence in Court".  The speaker will be:  Hon. Joseph J. Maltese, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept.
The cost is:  $75 - pre-registered (Members)
                   $90 - Pay at Door (Members)
                   $125 - Non-Members
Materials Will be provided.
This program will qualify for 2.00 CLE Credits in Professional Skills.
This is a transitional Course (Valid for all attorneys).

Prosecuting Attorney Vacancy in the Bronx.

posted Jun 2, 2016, 6:46 AM by Pete Weinman

See the flyer by clicking HERE

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