Friday, December 17, 2010

Wed. January 19, 2011- Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group "Strategic Support and Solutions"

If you are currently unemployed or underemployed, you are in very good company. Join others confronting employment challenges at the Unemployed/Underemployed Lawyers Group, a new effort sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Program ("LAP") Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association on January 19, 2011. There is no fee to participate, and an optional buffet lunch is available at a modest cost.

For more information, contact Peter Schweitzer, Director of the LAP, at, or Annabel Bazante, Chair of the LAP Committee, at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Honorable Merik Aaron ’92 Named December 2010 Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that the Honorable Merik Aaron ’92 has been selected as the alum of the month for December 2010. Judge Aaron is a leader in his profession, was an active member of the Touro Law community while attending law school and remains engaged with the law school as the Treasurer on the Alumni Association Executive Board, is a member of the Alumni Council, participates in the Law Center’s Mentor Programs, and attends a number of programs for current students. His accomplished career is highlighted in the profile below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to the Honorable Merik Aaron.  

Honorable Merik Aaron is the Principal Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead.  He was recently elected in 2010 as judge to the Nassau County Family Court and will be sworn in on December 14th to start on January 3rd.   He was endorsed by Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Tax Revolt Parties.  He was also endorsed by CSEA Local 1000, Court Officers’ Benevolent Association of Nassau County, Inc. (COBANC), Grand Council of the United Emerald Societies, Inc., Nassau County Police Benevolent Association (PB), Superior Officers Association of Nassau County, Detectives Association of Nassau County, Nassau Police Conference, Inc., New York State Fraternal Order of Court Officers (FOCO), Adjunct Faculty Association of Nassau Community College, Enterprise Association of Steamfitters – Local Union 638 - UA AFL-CIO, and United Food Commercial Workers International Union, CLC.   In 2006, the Governor of the State of New York nominated Merik R. Aaron to fill an interim vacancy on the Nassau County Family Court.

This nomination followed a finding by the Governor’s non-partisan judicial screening committee that he was “highly qualified” for appointment to the Family Court Bench.  On June 20, 2006, his nomination was confirmed by the New York State Senate with Deputy Majority Leader Senator Dean Skelos placing his name in nomination.  Judge Aaron lost the election in 2006 and returned to his former positions as Principal Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead, Village Attorney for the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Harbor and private law practice.

To read Honorable Merik Aaron’s full bio, please click here