Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keeping Everyone Safe: Immigration and Law Enforcement on Long Island

Join Long Island Wins and the Long Island Immigrant Alliance for a panel discussion about the relationship between law enforcement and Long Island’s immigrant community from the perspective of researchers, attorneys and law enforcement officers from both Nassau and Suffolk counties. At "Keeping Everyone Safe: Immigration and Law Enforcement on Long Island," experts will discuss how fear of deportation can make undocumented immigrants wary of approaching local police officers and how those issues of alienation can make police work more difficult. The dialogue should serve as a springboard for further communication and understanding on the issue, ultimately culminating in safer communities for all Long Islanders.

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY

What: A forum on immigration and law enforcement to ensure public safety in our communities.




  • Chris Ortiz, Ph.D, Professional Staff Associate Behavioral Science, New York Institute of Technology

Event Details: Admission is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by email to info@longislandwins.com or by phone to 516-304-5642. You can visit Long Island Wins at www.longislandwins.com.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lois Schwaeber '92 Named November Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Lois Schwaeber ’92 has been selected as the alum of the month for November.

Ms. Schwaeber is a leader in her profession and remains an active member of the alumni community. She participates in a number of programs for current students, is a member of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council and serves as a mentor for current students. She has also been a guest speaker for The Public Interest Law Organization of Touro Law Center’s Wine & Cheese reception and has spoken at a number of seminars and programs throughout her career.

Lois Schwaeber is the Director of Legal Services of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Administration of Coalition Legal Services and Family Court Advocacy projects. Prior to becoming the Director, she was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Coalition. Before joining the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Ms. Schwaeber was an attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic for Nassau/Suffolk Legal Services, Inc. and was also an attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Hempstead, N.Y.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SALT Cover Workshop Explores Legacy of Robert Cover

The Society of American Law Teachers presents "In the Public Interest: Exploring the Legacy of Robert Cover as Professor, Activist and Scholar" on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 8-10 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Port & Starboard in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Using portions of Professor Cover's text, speakers will illustrate how his work informed their scholarship, teaching and service. Speakers include Aviam Soifer (Dean, University of Hawai'i), Christine Cimini (Denver University), Melissa Hart (University of Colorado) and our very own Rodger Citron (Touro Law Center).

This event is free of charge and no registration is required.

For more information, and to see the other SALT events going on in New Orleans (including a Day of Service on January 7 and the Annual Dinner on January 9), visit www.saltlaw.org or call (631) 650-2310.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Save the Date: Annual Winter Alumni Reception to be held January 28, 2010

The Touro Law Center Alumni Association Annual Winter Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Abigael's on Broadway during the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Tickets are $50 each, and special discounts are available for Alumni Association Members.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s alumni awards will be presented to:

Thomas Rosicki '97 - Exceptional Law School Service Award

Matthew Daus '92 - Public Service Award

Indira Edwards '05 - Emerging Leader Award

For further information, please contact Aimee Pearlman in the Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications at (631) 761-7064 or apearlman@tourolaw.edu.

For more information and to view photos from the 2009 Winter Reception, please click here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New York County Bar Association's Stop of the Avvo's Mid Atlantic Tour on Nov. 13

New York County Bar Association's Stop of the Avvo's Mid Atlantic Tour on November 13th

  • Core Web Presence: Learn how to develop a strategy around your online presence–and get the most out of Google, Twitter, Avvo, Facebook and more.
  • Google Analytics: Understand how to track online performance with Google Analytics–a free tool that shows you exactly how many people are coming to your site, what they are reading and where they are coming from.
  • Search Engine Optimization: Learn the basics of search engine optimization.
  • Ethics CLE: Get one hour of ethics CLE with a course on Ethical Implications of Online Marketing.
  • Expert Panel: Explore the experiences of local attorneys who have fully engaged in a variety of online marketing initiatives. Learn what works, what doesn’t and what you can easily do for yourself.

Date: Friday, November 13, 2009

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Cost: $100 members, $125 non-members (receive 3 MCLE credits)

Location: New York County Lawyers’ Association / 14 Vesey Street / New York, NY 10007

Register: New York County Lawyers’ Association

Ari Kaplan is principal of Ari Kaplan Advisors and author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development. Focused on helping legal professionals distinguish themselves and achieve success, Mr. Kaplan works with attorneys, law firm administrators, legal assistants and law students on the mechanics of effective communication and dynamic networking. He has also been interviewed on leading news networks, published over 150 articles and served as a legal commentator for CNET Radio. Mr. Kaplan practiced law with large firms in New York City and is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Jeena Belil '94 is a personal injury attorney at the Long Island Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC handling accidents, personal injury, insurance coverage and contract disputes. After 14 years of litigating cases for big box insurance carriers, Ms. Belil embarked on a solo career, using her unique perspective of the insurance business to assist her clients. In addition to running her practice, Ms. Belil writes numerous articles for her Personal Injury Blog and her New York No-Fault Blog.

Anthony J. Colleluori is a New York and Long Island trial and appellate lawyer, and founder of the Law Office of Anthony J. Colleluori & Associates. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Colleluori handles all levels of criminal matters including white collar crimes, homicides, arson and racketeering in both the New York State and Federal courts. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at local high schools and colleges as well as Continuing Legal Education courses for the American Bar Association and the New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Colleluori is also author of the “In Your Face Defense” series, teaching young lawyers how to stand up to the rigorous demands of the government and courts system.

Mark Britton: Mark is the founder and CEO and of Avvo. Mark is a 17-year lawyer with deep experience in the legal and e-commerce industries. Mark is the former General Counsel at Expedia and currently authors a bi-weekly column on legal marketing for Law.com’s Legal Technology Blog.

Conrad Saam: Conrad is the Senior Marketing Manager at Avvo, where he oversees the firm’s online marketing activities. Prior to Avvo, Conrad developed award winning websites and online content for clients including Disney, Ford, Lego, and Microsoft.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day of Celebration in Honor of Howard A. Glickstein featuring The Inaugural Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture

Touro Law Center cordially invites you to a Day of Celebration in honor of Howard A. Glickstein featuring the Inaugural Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

The schedule of the day is as follows:
  • 1:40 p.m. - Guest Speaker, The Honorable Harold Hongju Koh
  • 5:30 p.m. - Birthday cake and champagne toast for Howard A. Glickstein
  • 6:30 p.m. - Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture, William L. Taylor

If you would like to attend any or all of these events, please contact Aimee Pearlman at (631) 761-7064 or apearlman@tourolaw.edu.

Donations to the Howard A. Glickstein Loan Forgiveness Fund will be gratefully accepted at the door. We hope to raise $80,000 in honor of Dean Glickstein's 80th birthday. For more information please contact Linda Howard Weissman at (631) 761-7061.

Cancellation of Support Group Meeting

Unfortunately, we need to cancel the support group on better self- and interpersonal-awareness meeting originally scheduled for this Wednesday, November 4th. If there is sufficient interest, we will meet instead on Wednesday, November 18th. Please RSVP to Marjorie Silver at msilver@tourolaw.edu or (631) 761-7144 as to your availability on that date. Also, if you have colleagues or friends who might be interested in participating, please have them contact Marjorie as soon as possible.

Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience.