Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Touro Law Launches New Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic

Touro Law Center has established a new Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic that will serve members of the local community and offer students the opportunity to learn about New York foreclosure law and federal bankruptcy practice. To celebrate the establishment of the clinic, Touro Law is hosting an open house on Thursday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the law school located at 225 Eastview Drive in Central Islip. Please join us to learn more about the program from Dean Raful, Senator Brian X. Foley, who successfully secured major funding for the clinic, and clinical director Leif Rubinstein.

The only legal clinic of its kind in New York State, the Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Clinic at Touro Law will allow students to work under the supervision of experienced faculty representing clients in a wide range of legal matters. Through training and weekly seminars, students will negotiate mortgage modifications, appear in New York State Supreme Court at Mandatory Foreclosure Settlement Conferences, research and draft litigation documents necessary for foreclosure defense, assist in the preparation and filing of both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions and appear at hearings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

“This clinic is serving both law students and community members,” said Professor Rubinstein. “Local members of the community will have a place to turn and a resource to help them when facing foreclosure and bankruptcy while providing students with hands-on practice skills that will assist them in becoming experienced attorneys.”

Clients for the clinic, which began on January 11, 2010, will come from the local community through referrals and word of mouth. Major funding for this clinic provided by: The State of New York, Office of Senator Brian X. Foley; Suffolk County; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Bank of America. Additional funding provided by Citibank, N.A. and Astoria Federal Savings.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Queens County Bar Association Meeting: February 22, 2010

What: Stated Meeting: Legal/Educational/Mentoring Opportunities for New Attorneys and Law Students

When: Monday, February 22, 2010; 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Roundtable discussion between panelists, current law students and recently admitted attorneys.

  • What do you expect from the Association?
  • How can we help you further your career?
  • How can you contribute to the Association?

Additional questions and comments will be taken from the audience or in writing prior to the program date.


Hon. Elizabeth Yablon
Referee NYS Supreme Court, Queens County
Chair, Q.C.B.A. Mentor Committee

Valerie Cartright, Esq.
Law Office of Frederick K. Brewington

Gabrielle Lyse Brown
Coordinator, Student Legal Education and Opportunity Program
New York City Bar Association

Gregory J. Brown, Esq.
Ramo, Nashak & Brown
Chair, Q.C.B.A. Membership and Public Relations Committees

Cocktails & Buffet Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $30.00
(Attorneys Admitted 5 years or less - $15.00; Law Students - Free)
*Please register in advance

Program: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Free
FREE PARKING: Available on a first serve basis at 148-15 89th Avenue between 148th & 150th Streets.

To Reserve:
Email: cle@qcba.org Fax: 718-657-1789

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nassau County Bar Association Program for Haitians Call for Volunteers

The Nassau County Bar Association is running an important program on February 18, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. designed to help Haitians with respect to issues including Temporary Protective Status (TPS).

They are in need of volunteers including those who are able to speak French and Creole. They are looking for non-attorneys who can translate and attorneys who can both translate and volunteer their time.

Those who are interested and are attorneys can attend a training program set for February 9th. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact David Gabor '86 at (516) 248-2525.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Robert Kronenberg '03 Named February Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Robert Kronenberg ’03 has been selected as the alum of the month for February 2010.

Rob Kronenberg has his own law practice located in Hauppauge, N.Y. which is devoted primarily to the areas of Criminal Defense, Education Law, Civil Service Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Labor Law. He is a former New York City Police Captain and graduated from Touro Law Center in 2003, magna cum laude, third in his class. While a student at Touro Law, he served as an editor on the Touro Law Review and as a Criminal Law teaching assistant. He received the Oral Advocacy Award and the Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law, Torts, Property, Remedies and Criminal Procedure law. He has taken and passed the Bar Examinations of four states on the first attempt. Mr. Kronenberg has lectured extensively for the past 12 years in the following areas: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, New York State Penal Law and Police Procedures. He is a member of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council, currently serves as Second Vice President on the Executive Board of the Alumni Association and serves as a mentor for students in Touro Law Center’s Upper-Division and First-Year Student-Alumni Mentor Program. In addition, he has attended a number of receptions for current and accepted students, was a guest speaker for the Boardroom Speaker Series – Student Alumni Roundtable Discussion on criminal law, and helps judge intra-school competitions.

To read his full bio, please click here. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Robert Kronenberg.