Monday, December 21, 2009

PR and Marketing for Lawyers CLE Lecture - Jan. 8, 2010

On January 8, 2010, The Public Relations and Marketing Group (PRMG) will hold its “PR and Marketing for Lawyers” lecture at PRMG’s newly opened Manhattan office, located at 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 500. The lecture is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and is free of charge for attorneys. Attorneys will receive one (1) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for ethics and professionalism for this three-hour program. The course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

The CLE lecture will be presented by PRMG’s Founder and President, John Zaher '98, an attorney. It will cover marketing; advertising; press conferences and press releases; public relations; practice development techniques; relationships with existing clients; Web site design, marketing and optimization; professionalism requirements, including an update on New York’s advertising rules; and the impact of Web 2.0 concepts — such as blogs and social networking — on lawyer marketing.

This program will provide attorneys with strategies to grow their practice while conforming to ethical requirements. In addition, those in attendance will gain practical tips for choosing marketing methods that are suited to their practice, personality and their means.

Pre-paid registration is $35, $45 at the door, which includes materials and lunch. For those who attend without registering, the cost is $55. Registration and lunch will begin at noon. Please note that this lecture is open to attorneys only. Seating is limited to the first 35 persons. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

To register, call (631) 207-1057, or e-mail:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Save the Date - 16th Annual Goods & Services Auction - March 24, 2010

Touro Law Center’s 16th Annual Goods & Services Auction will be held this year on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 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 help advocacy groups with 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, artwork, theater tickets, sporting tickets, travel packages, wine, 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. The 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 $40,000 for Public Interest Law Fellowships. Your support is critical to our continued success.

Please click here to visit our Auction web page where you can make a donation or become a sponsor. If you would like to attend or if you have any questions, please contact Aimee Pearlman at (631) 761-7064 or

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Michael Markowitz '89 Named December Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Michael Markowitz ’89 has been selected as the alum of the month for December. Mr. Markowitz was an active member of the Touro Law Center community while attending law school and remains engaged through Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council. He participates in programs for students, and he volunteers to meet with accepted and current students regularly.

Mr. Markowitz has his own practice in Hewlett, N.Y. focusing in the areas of commercial law, real estate transactions, litigation and contracts. He is admitted to practice law before U.S. Supreme Court, 2nd Circuit Court, U.S. District Courts for New York - Eastern and Southern Districts, and New York State Courts. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, the Nassau County Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Community Relations and Public Education Committee and the Jewish Lawyers’ Association.

Mr. Markowitz was honored as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year from the Nassau County Bar Association in 1996 and was a citation recipient from the Nassau County Legislature in 1996. He is a New York State Arbitrator for the Nassau County District Court and Nassau County District Court small claims night arbitrator.

To read Mr. Markowitz's full bio, please click here. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Michael Markowitz.