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The Annual Meeting is the changing of the guard for the new year
               AMONG                                                                 is initiated and an event at which efforts of those who have served
                                                                                     the Association are recognized. President Justice Robinson pre-

               By: Sarah Jane LaCova,           US                                   sented certificates to the outgoing SCBA Directors Andrea Amoa,
               Executive Director                                                    Hon. Caren Loguercio, Theresa A. Mari, and Peter R. Mc-
               SEND INFO TO                                            Greevy and to past president Patricia M. Meisenheimer who
                                                                                     completed dozens of years of exemplary service on the Board of Di-
                                                                                     rectors and as a past Dean of the Academy of Law. Outgoing Acad-
            SCBA Annual Meeting                                                      emy officers were also given certificates for their years of service
                     embers participated in the association’s annual elections this  Brittany C. Mangan and Jason A. Stern.
                     year in person in the Great Hall and on a virtual Zoom plat-       Lawyers who have practiced for more than fifty and sixty years
            M form. The Nominating Committee which had been duly cir-                were honored with golden and diamond certificates extolling the
            culated, was accepted; since there were no other nominations, SCBA       honor and dignity they have brought to the legal profession - Golden
            Secretary Hon. John J. Leo cast one ballot for each nominee on           Anniversary Awards: Ernest T. Bartol; Ernest J. Cannava; John
            behalf of the Association. Newly elected officers, who will be formally  N.  Fath;  Stephen  P.  Gelfand;  Paul  Gianelli;  Martin  R.
            installed at the June 3, installation dinner are: President Elect Vin-   Gilmartin; Stephen Holbreich; Terence O’Neil; Richard A.
            cent J. Messina, Jr.; First Vice President Cornell V. Bouse; Sec-        Stettine; Barry M. Tuminello and Richard A. Zinn.  Diamond
            ond Vice President Patrick McCormick; Treasurer Hon. John J.             Anniversary  Awards  went  to:  Richard  E.  Borda,  Rita  R.F.
            Leo; Secretary Robin S. Abramowitz; Directors with terms expir-          Brettschneider; Michael T. Ivone; John J. Roe, III; Dominic
            ing 2024: Diane C. Carroll; Hon. Chris Ann Kelley; Matthew               J. Santoro.
            J. Martinez and Jason A. Stern; Members of the Nominating                   Finally, members were recognized for a variety of extraordinary
            Committee  with  terms  expiring  2024:  Hon.  Caren  Loguercio;         service to the Association during the past year: Awards of Recogni-
            Hon. Derrick J. Robinson and Arthur E. Shulman.                          tion: Frederick C. Johs, Chair of the 2020 Judicial Screening Com-
                                                                                     mittee; Lewis A. Silverman, for his outstanding service to the Pro
                        Calendar                                                     J. Tenenbaum, Chair of the Taxation Law Committee; Robert M.
                                                                                     Bono Foundation and the Matrimonial Boot Camp programs; Karen
                                                                                     Garcia and Elaine A. Turley, Co-chairs of the Lawyers Helping

                         of Association Meetings and Events                          Lawyers Committee and John B. Zollo who is recognized for always
                                                                                     being available to sing a great song, particularly The National An-
                                                                                     them at our gatherings, John has been an ardent member of the
             All meetings are held at the Suffolk County Bar Association Bar Center,
                                                                                     Professional Ethics & Civility Committee and has served on may com-
             unless otherwise specified. Please be aware that dates, times and loca-
                                                                                     mittees including the Grievance and Supreme Court Committees.
             tions may be changed because of conditions beyond our control. Please
                                                                                        Recipients of the Directors Awards given for extraordinary contri-
             check the SCBA website ( for any changes/additions or dele-    butions and dedication to the traditions of the legal profession went
             tions which may occur. For any questions call: 631-234-5511             to Theresa A. Mari, former Managing Director of the Bar’s Charity

             MAY 2021                                                                Foundation who worked tirelessly in making sure the first essential
             3 Monday            SCBA Annual, 6:00 p.m., ZOOM HYBRID                 workers and first responders had means delivered to Suffolk County
             4 Tuesday           Military & Veterans Affairs Committee,              hospitals and missions during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Terri’s
                                 1:00 p.m., ZOOM                                     irrepressible spirit and dynamic energy was definitely transmitted to
                                 Appellate Practice Committee, 5:30 p.m., ZOOM       all Charity Foundation members who worked as a unit to undertake
             5 Wednesday         Membership Services Committee, 1:00 p.m., ZOOM      this important task. Glenn P. Warmuth and Leonard J. Badia,
                                 Federal Court Committee, 1:00 p.m., ZOOM            County Coordinators of the High School Mock Trial Competition have
                                 Transactional & Corporate Law Committee,            devoted themselves to this annual educational program, co-spon-
                                 5:00 p.m., ZOOM
             6 Thursday          Intellectual Property Law Committee, 6:00 p.m., ZOOM  sored by the SCBA and the Academy of Law for several years. Their
             10 Monday           Newly Admitted Attorneys Committee,                 exemplary service, devotion and commitment to this endeavor cer-
                                 12:30 p.m. ZOOM                                     tainly warrants this special distinction. Northport High School was
                                 Executive Committee, 5:30 p.m., Board Room          declared the 2021 Suffolk County champions.
             11 Tuesday          Pro Bono Foundation Committee Meeting,                 In conclusion the Academy Awards were co-presented by Dean
                                 8:00 a.m., ZOOM
             12 Wednesday        Education Law Committee, 12:30 p.m., ZOOM           Peter Tamsen (who received acknowledgement as Dean for two
             13 Thursday         Surrogates’ Court Committee, 6:00 p.m., ZOOM        successful years) The Eileen Coen Cacioppo Excellence in Curriculum
             17 Monday           Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., ZOOM                 Development Award recognizing the advancement of quality pro-
             18 Tuesday          Elder Law & Estate Planning Committee,              gramming expanding the knowledge of the legal community in Suf-
                                 1:00 p.m., ZOOM                                     folk County. This spectacular award was presented to the 2020/2021
             19 Wednesday        Professional Ethics & Civility Committee,           Co-chairs and Members of the Professional Ethics & Civility Commit-
                                 5:30 p.m., ZOOM
             20 Thursday         Animal Law Committee, 8:30 a.m., ZOOM               tee: Michael J. Miller and Cheryl F. Mintz; Members: Robin S.
                                 Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Committee,          Abramowitz; Paul R. Ades; Hon. Paul J. Baisley, Jr.; Erin M.
                                 5:30 p.m., ZOOM                                     Benesch; Harvey B. Besunder; Justin M. Block; Mitchell T.
                                                                                     Borkowsky; Sean Campbell; Laura C. Golightly; Robert P.
             JUNE 2021                                                               Guido; Hon. James C. Hudson; Hon. John Kelly; Hon. John
             3 Thursday          Annual SCBA Installation, 6:00 p.m.,                J. Leo; Hon. Maureen T. Liccione; Hon. Caren Loguercio;
                                 Nissequogue Golf Club
             7 Monday            Executive Committee, 5:30 p.m., Board Room          Hon. Vincent J. Martorana; Patricia M. Meisenheimer; and
             8 Tuesday           Military & Veterans Affairs Committee,              Arthur E. Shulman.
                                 1:00 p.m., ZOOM
             10 Thursday         Taxation Law Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m. ZOOM
             14 Monday           Newly Admitted Attorneys Committee,                            PHOTOS OF ANNUAL
                                 12:30 p.m. ZOOM
                                 Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m., ZOOM                          MEETING ON PAGE 20

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