By Charles F. Otey, Esq.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
“Pitfalls For the Practioner,” those seemingly harmless alternatives that sometimes prove alluring to members of the bar, will take center stage when the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn meets April 1 at the Rex Manor on 60th Street and 11th Avenue here in Brooklyn. The speaker that night will be barrister Thomas Corvino.
There will also be talk that night of the upcoming CLE adventure at the Atlantic City Borgata hotel on May 1, 2 and 3. Guest lecturers will include Justice Marsha Steinhardt, Justice Ellen Spodek, Mark Longo, Justice Desmond Green and John Dalli.
Sponsoring some of the events at the Borgata will be the Investors Bank, which has a Court Street branch and also helped sponsor the recent Bay Ridge Lawyers Asssociation CLE sojourn at The Tropicana.
Robert Musso is Columbian president and is assisted by First Vice President Bartholomew Russo, Second Vice President Rose Ann C. Branda, Third Vice President Dean Delianites, Treas. Mark Longo, Corresponding Secretary Linda Locasio, Recording Secretary Hon. Frank Seddio and the very efficient Lucy DiSalvo serving as administrator.
Brooklyn Law’s Dean Reaches Out To Help Service Veterans
Brooklyn Law School has really been on the move since the arrival a few years back of Dean Rick Allard. He’s taken the lead in pioneering a more realistic two-year program to replace the traditional three-year period and shown the kind of initiative needed if law schools are to survive current trends in outsourcing and increased technological dependence have combined to sharply reduce available legal employment.
His latest initiative is titled “Fighting for Veterans: Meeting the need for Legal Services in New York City.” Offering three CLE credits, the session will be held Wednesday, April 9, starting at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast at Brooklyn Law’s Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon St.
Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans throughout this area need help in connection with service-related problems, especially in the areas of real estate and housing as well as benefits they are due. Attorneys who understand this would do well to take part.by visiting www.brooklaw.edu/veteran.