Nassau County
Bar Association

May 11, 2020

Dear NCBA Members:

Happy Monday! I hope everyone found a way to celebrate and pay homage to all the wonderful mothers out there this past weekend. Who would have thought we’d see snow in May?! This is an unusual year to be sure!

This past Saturday, we would have held our Annual Dinner Dance Gala, which has been rescheduled for the fall due to the pandemic. I missed being able to present Chris McGrath with his Distinguished Service Medallion and Hector Herrera with the President’s Award, but look forward to doing so later this year.

Today, President-Elect Dorian Glover is holding our NCBA Planning Conference to lay out the agenda for his term to begin next month. Dan Russo will be taking the minutes, as is tradition for the incoming Secretary. It is my hope that the high level of professional value that the NCBA has provided to all its members during the past year will continue. Among the presenters at the Planning Conference will be Marilyn Genoa and Jess Bunshaft, Co-Chairs of our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, to discuss NCBA Mediation Panels. I asked Marilyn for a special message to our members, set forth below.

Lastly, please remember that tomorrow is our NCBA Annual Meeting, at its traditional time of 7:00 PM. Again, that’s 7:00 PM. We will conduct the meeting by Zoom, through the link below. I’m hoping that the Hon. Marie G. Santagata (whose abundant generosity gave us the Frank J. & Marie G. Santagata Past Presidents Room in the ground floor at Domus) will stop by to say a few words. Please have a glass of your favorite beverage handy, as we will hold our traditional Toast to Domus. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!
NCBA Annual Meeting
Due to COVID-19, this year's Annual Meeting  
will be held virtually on:

May 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
(Original Time)
Click here  to view the 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes.

Click here  to view the 2020 Nominating Committee Reports.

Click here  to view the Meeting by Electronic Means
By-Laws amendment.

A complete set of the NCBA By-Laws can be found on the NCBA website  here .

If you are not able to attend the Annual Meeting, please return this  proxy statement to .
The Nassau County Bar Association
Mediation Panels Are Here to Help

NCBA’s panel of mediators/neutral facilitators are available to help your clients resolve the issues and disputes they will be forced to address as a result of COVID-19's impact on their personal and business lives. 

Designed as a resource to the Bench, the Bar, and the community, NCBA’s mediators/neutral facilitators are experienced in the law, have extensive mediation training, and have all been screened by the Nassau County Bar Association Judiciary Committee. NCBA’s Mediation Panel members can help resolve matters for your clients quickly by working with all sides!

To find a mediator to help resolve matters, the ADR Panel Administrator, Patti Anderson, can be reached via email at: , or by phone at (516) 747-4070 ext. 1208.
COVID-19 NCBA CLE Programs


All  written material  for NCBA Zoom CLE programs can be found on our website under the  CLE tab  of our home page.

The Nassau Academy of Law is working hard to provide
you with these programs and your certificates in a timely manner. Please be patient with them.
Fill out all of the below forms in their entirety at the conclusion of the CLE program and email back to   together in one email.

DO NOT  send the forms to an individual staff member!
*All CLE forms will be available in the next e-blast.

May 14, 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Dean's Hour: Investors Beware: Preparing for Securities Fraud Cases Post COVID-19

May 19, 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Dean’s Hour: COVID-19 and Remote Depositions: What You Need to Know
Elder Law Social Services Health Advocacy Committee & Animal Law Committee 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM via Zoom
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Committee
& Medical Legal Committee
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM via Zoom
Construction Law Committee
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM via Zoom
District Court Committee
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM via Zoom


Rick Collins
Richard D. Collins
NCBA President