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THE LATEST NEWS - MAY

May 29, 2020
The New York State Unified Court System has updated its electronic filing (training) information. Please click HERE to learn more.  
 
May 27, 2020
Please click HERE for some guidance from NYSBA regarding the re-opening of law firm offices.
 
May 18, 2020
The New York State Unified Court System has announced a partnership with the New York State Bar Association to coordinate a Surrogate’s Court pro bono effort in which volunteer lawyers will assist economically disadvantaged family members who lost loved ones as a result of COVID-19. 
 
For more details, please click HERE.
 
May 14, 2020
Dear Members,
 
We are proud to announce that several of our WCBA members have been appointed as either a chair or co-chair of a committee over the past few months:
 
Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights Committee:  Nicholas Pasalides, Esq., Partner at Reich Reich & Reich, P.C. 
Business & Commercial Law Committee:  Matthew D. Donovan, Esq., Partner at Farrell Fritz 
Construction Law Committee:  Jason M. Aaron, Esq., Special Litigation Counsel at Fullerton Beck, LLP
Continuing Legal Education Committee:  Sheryl A. Sanford, Esq., Partner at Black, Marjieh and Sanford, LLP 
Environmental Law Committee:  Scott M. Press, Esq., Associate at Goldberg Segalla 
Intellectual Property Committee:  Eric Faragi, Esq., Special Counsel at Baker Botts 
Law Practice Management Committee:  Hon. Walter Rivera, Judge at the New York State Court of Claims
Membership Committee:  Daniel E. Lust, Esq., Associate at Goldberg Segalla, and Jessica Thaler-Parker, Esq., Regulatory Project Manager at Credit Suisse 
Trial Lawyers & Tort Law Committee:  Adam E. Deutsch, Esq., Partner at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP 
Women in the Law Committee:  Nelida Lara, Esq., Partner at DelBello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise & Wiederkehr LLP
 
Please click HERE to read about our new (co-)chairs.
 
We congratulate and thank you all for volunteering your time to the WCBA! 
 
May 8, 2020
To learn about New York State's guidelines for reopening business, please click HERE.
 
May 6, 2020
From the Rockland County Bar Association: 
 
"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Paul Piperato, Rockland County Clerk, on May 6.  An exact cause of death has not been determined.
 
Paul Piperato was truly a 'man of the people,' and a talented and creative man known for his efficient running of the County Clerk’s Office.
 
Paul served on the Haverstraw Town Board before being elected as County Clerk in 2005.
 
Paul leaves behind his wife Flora, and three daughters, Nicole, Jamie and Danielle, and brother John Piperato.
 
Paul leaves behind a legacy of true public service, friendliness, resourcefulness and professionalism.  He will be sorely missed by us all."
 
May 4, 2020
The WCBA is delighted to announce that Westchester Lawyer Magazine has gone digital! 
 
Please check out the May issue, which is in flip book format and features both internal and external links. You can click on the table of contents to be directed to a particular article, send an email to a WCBA staff member by clicking on their email address, visit our online CLE catalog, and much more!
 
Please feel free to download and or print a copy of our latest publication. As a friendly reminder, all of our magazines are accessible on our website HERE.
 
If you are interested in writing an article for our monthly magazine, we would love to hear from you! Please contact editor@wcbany.org.
 
May 1, 2020
Congratulations to our new Board Officers and Directors! The virtual "Swearing In" Ceremony can be found below:
 
 

Memo from the office of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore:
 
"In keeping with a 30-year Court of Appeals’ tradition, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore today joins New York State Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Bar Association President Henry Greenberg in commemorating Law Day and celebrating our nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  As we continue to navigate these extraordinary times, we are celebrating Law Day virtually rather than in-person, with separately recorded messages from each participant.  In keeping with tradition, our ceremony kicks off with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by New York City Criminal Court Senior Court Clerk Regan Williams, and our national anthem, sung by New York State Court Officer Sergeant Jessica Hernandez of Bronx County Supreme Court, Criminal Term -- both of whom were recorded in front of the iconic New York County courthouse in lower Manhattan.
 
This year’s Law Day theme, “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: the 19th Amendment at 100,” calls for reflection on the historic movement that expanded the right to vote to women. It also underscores the importance of the right to vote and the commitment on the part of the legal profession to ensure that, amid the pandemic, all Americans can safely cast their vote this year."
 
The virtual Law Day ceremony can be viewed HERE.

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