Tuesday, May 26, 2009

7th Annual Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing to be held Monday, August 10, 2009

Touro Law Center's Seventh Annual Susan M. Dietrich Clyne '88 Memorial Golf Outing will be held Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack, NY. This year's event honors Frank Boulton, Principal Owner and CEO of the Long Island Ducks.

Touro Law Center tragically lost Susan M. Dietrich Clyne, an esteemed graduate of the class of 1988, on September 11, 2001. This annual golf tournament honors her memory. All proceeds benefit the Susan M. Dietrich Clyne Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Our honoree, Frank Boulton, is in his tenth season as founder and CEO of the LI Ducks, Baseball America's 2009 Organization of the Year. He has also owned three other farm teams, and the Long Island Rough Riders professional soccer team. Frank has been involved with many local charities throughout the years including the Great South Bay YMCA, where he chaired the capital campaign that raised $6.2 million dollars to construct the YMCA. Frank and his wife Karen purchased the old Regent Theatre and donated it to the Great South Bay YMCA. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and is a point of pride in the downtown Bay Shore community.

In January of 2005, Frank was named one of Long Island’s 100 most influential people by Long Island Business News. Presently, he serves as chairman of the QuackerJack Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ducks, and is a member of the Board of Trustees at both Dowling College and Empire National Bank.

For more information and to view photos from last year's outing, click here, or contact Aimee Pearlman at (631) 761-7064 or apearlman@tourolaw.edu.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Danielle Schwager '98 Named May Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center is proud to announce that Danielle Schwager ’98 has been selected as the Alum of the Month for the month of May. Ms. Schwager was an active member of the Touro community while attending law school and remains engaged through Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council, as well as by attending various alumni and student events throughout the years.

Danielle Schwager has well over a decade’s worth of expertise as a trial attorney. Incorporating her past experience as a former Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and as a Litigator for Martin, Clearwater & Bell, LLP, Ms. Schwager opened her own practice in 2004 with an emphasis on Family Law. A Member of the Law Guardian Panel and the Suffolk County Family Court 18(b) Panel, her practice specializes in abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights cases as well as custody, visitation, juvenile delinquency. Ms. Schwager practices in the Family Court as well as matrimonial cases in Supreme Court. She also appears regularly before the Appellate Division Second Department in her representation of children.

Ms. Schwager is currently in the process of launching a new company, Ivy Legal Outsource, Inc. that will specialize in the outsourcing of matters related to the running of a law practice that will maximize receivables and decrease overhead for law firms.

To read Danielle Schwager's full biography, please click here. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Danielle Schwager.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Senator Foley Announces $50,000 Grant to Create Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Clinic at Touro Law Center

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by administrators from Touro Law Center and community leaders as he helped launch a major initiative to take on the foreclosure crisis in Suffolk County. Foley announced that he has successfully secured a $50,000 grant to create the Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic at Touro Law Center.

The Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic at Touro Law Center will serve residents from Central Islip – one of the areas hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis – and the surrounding communities of Suffolk County. The clinic will pair exceptional law students specializing in foreclosure and bankruptcy law with faculty supervisors who will offer free-of-charge legal services to local residents. Clients for the law clinic will include home owners in danger of losing their homes, individuals filing for bankruptcy, and people who have received notices from their bank.

“I am proud to announce that I’ve been able to secure $50,000 in funding for this extremely important initiative in combating home foreclosures,” said Foley, who is Chairman of the powerful Senate Banking Committee. “We need to stand up for Long Islanders who are facing the brunt of this economic crisis. The Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Law Clinic at Touro Law Center will assist families right here in Suffolk County and help alleviate the foreclosure crisis on a local level.”

“We are immensely grateful to Senator Foley for recognizing the importance of this new initiative and securing the funding to make it possible,” said Dean Lawrence Raful of the Touro Law Center. “This clinic will enable Touro Law students to help some of the most vulnerable citizens in our local community while providing valuable skills training in a vital area of the law.”

PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right: Touro Law Center Dean Lawrence Raful, Central Islip Civic Council Executive Director Nancy Manfredonia and Senator Brian X. Foley.