Monday, March 30, 2009

Touro Takes Top Honors at NCBA Moot Court Competition

For the third year in a row the student Moot Court team from Touro Law Center defeated teams from CUNY School of Law at Queens College, Hofstra Law School and St. John’s Law School to win the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) Moot Court Competition. In the final round, Touro, competing against a very polished team from CUNY, argued in front of a distinguished panel of jurists including Justice Leonard Austen of the Appellate Division Second Department.

Second year students Scott MacLagan and Jessica Mannix demonstrated impressive command of the law and the facts and, in a very close round, went on to win the competition. Second place went to the CUNY School of Law at Queens College Team of Yvette Rosario, Kyung S. Auh and Reka Bala, who also won the Honorable Edward J. Hart Award for best oral argument. The Eugene S.R. Pagano Esq. Award for best written brief went to the St. John’s Law School team of James Walsh and Andrew Schiavone.

The entire Touro Law Center community is very proud of the Moot Court team’s accomplishments – congratulations to the winners!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"The Treating Psychologist Testifying in Court" Program at the SCBA

The Suffolk Academy of Law, the Suffolk County Psychological Association and Touro Law Center are co-presenting a program on Friday, March 27, 2009 titled “The Treating Psychologist Testifying in Court” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Suffolk County Bar Association.

This workshop looks at the information a treating psychologist provides attorneys and the court. What is the value of this information? How can the treating psychologist increase the accuracy of this information? Focus will be on a child’s psychologist providing information for a court case involving issues of visitation and custody.

Faculty: Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D and Gary Tabat, Esq. with Hon. John C. Bivona, Robert Cohen, Esq., Janis Noto, Esq. and Wendy B. Doret, Ph.D.

Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served. MCLE credits are available for lawyers and CE credits are available for psychologists. Tuition is $50 for current Suffolk County Bar Association Members and Touro Law Center Alumni.

For further information or to register, please call (631) 234-5588 or visit the Suffolk County Bar Association’s web site at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Touro Law to Hold Program on Tankleff Case

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center will hold a program about the Marty Tankleff Case on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Law Center in Central Islip, New York.

Panelists will include Martin Tankleff; Robert Gottlieb, Tankleff’s trial counsel; Bruce Barket, Tankleff’s lawyer post-conviction; Mark Dwyer, Chief of the Appeals Bureau and Counsel to the District Attorney in the New York District Attorney’s office; and Professor Richard Moran, Mt. Holyoke College sociologist and criminologist and expert on wrongful convictions. Both Gottlieb and Dwyer are members of the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Wrongful Convictions.

Panelists will discuss several aspects of the case including the arrest of 17-year-old Martin Tankleff in September 1978, his subsequent conviction, the appeals process and his release from prison after 17 years.

There will also be a pre-program video presentation on the history and background of the Tankleff Case at 5:30 p.m. at the Law Center.

For more information click here or contact Charity Rodriguez at (631) 761-7066 or

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blood Drive Sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association

What: Blood Drive sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association
When: Monday, March 23, 2009 from 1:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Nassau County Bar Association, 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must have valid ID
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs
  • Between 16 and 75 years of age
  • No tattoos in past 12 months

To schedule an appointment, call David Gabor, Esq. at (516) 248-2525 or e-mail

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Suffolk County Bar Association New Members Committee Meeting

The Suffolk County Bar Association New Members Committee monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Suffolk County Bar Association EBT Conference Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This month's meeting topic will be "Networking for New Attorneys: How to Reach Out to Potential Employers and Generate Business in Difficult Economic Times." The meeting is open to all law students and attorneys in practice less than 7 years (membership is not required).

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

15th Annual Goods & Services Auction to be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Touro Law Center’s 15th Annual Goods & Services Auction will be held this year on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the Law Center in Central Islip, New York.

All proceeds from the auction benefit the Touro Summer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, which fund summer stipends for students to work in public interest law firms or non-profit organizations. These students defend the victims of domestic violence, guard the legal interests of children and work with advocacy groups on a broad spectrum of poverty and civil rights issues.

How can I help? You can donate an item to be included in the auction. Items for donation might include gift certificates, electronics, jewelry or something even more creative. You may also consider a $1,000 Event Sponsorship which includes recognition at the event and in the auction brochure, as well as ten tickets to the auction.

How Does the Auction Work? Donations of artwork, theater tickets, sporting tickets, travel packages, wine, restaurant gift certificates and many other items are sold in both silent and live bidding. This year’s auction program will also recognize one Attorney of the Year from each of the top law firms on Long Island who best exemplifies public interest legal work performed in the areas of poverty law, civil rights law or public rights law, including representing charitable organizations.

Last year, thanks to our contributors, we raised more than $65,000, making it our most successful auction to date.

Please click here to visit our Auction web page, where you can register to attend, make a donation or become a sponsor. Any questions, contact Aimee Pearlman at (631) 761-7064 or