Monday, June 28, 2010

Nassau County Bar Association Blood Drive - July 13, 2010

The Nassau County Bar Association is sponsoring a Blood Drive on July 13, 2010 from 1:15-7:15 p.m. at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must have valid ID
  • Minimum weight - 110 lbs.
  • Between 16 and 75 years of age
  • No tattoos in the past 12 months
For medical questions concerning blood donations, call 1-800-688-0900.

Call for an appointment today: David Gabor, Esq. (516) 248-2525 or e-mail

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Federal Bar Program - Your Legal Career: Opportunities and Transitions

The Federal Bar Association Eastern District of New York Chapter presents Your Legal Career: Opportunities and Transitions on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Alfonse D'Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip, NY (adjacent to Touro Law Center).

In this era of economic uncertainty, attorneys seeking their first position or considering a career change have many questions. How do I go about finding a new position? What can I expect in my new position? What skills will I need? Where will this new position lead? Is this the right time to make a move? The panelists will discuss their experiences and offer insight into these issues.

Panelists include:

A. Kathleen Tomlinson - United States Magistrate Judge, EDNY (former partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C.)

Timothy S. Driscoll - Justice of the New York Supreme Court (former Deputy Nassau County Executive)

Mark A. Lesko - Brookhaven Town Supervisor (former Deputy Chief, Long Island Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office, EDNY)

Joseph R. Conway - Partner, Larusso & Conway (former Chief, Long Island Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office, EDNY)


Gary R. Brown - Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Counsel, Litigation, CA, Inc. (former Chief, Long Island Bureau, United States Attorney's Office, EDNY)

Please RSVP by June 24 to Lindsay Gaddis at or (516) 227-0718. Law students welcome!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Loan Repayment Assistance for Prosecutors and Public Defenders

The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program (JRJ) will provide 10 million dollars in loan repayment assistance to state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

Equal Justice Works has created a webpage which will be updated as information becomes available.

They have also scheduled two webinars to help prosecutors and defenders interested in the program.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

John Armentano '05 Named June Alum of the Month

Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that John C. Armentano ’05 has been selected as the alum of the month for June. John C. Armentano is an associate in the commercial litigation department at Farrell Fritz, focusing his practice on land use and municipal law.

Mr. Armentano is well-versed in all aspects of land use, SEQRA and environmental rules and regulations, including Brownfields and Green Buildings regulations. He has represented clients before various municipal boards, the Pine Barrens Commission and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He has also held positions as Planner II at the Nassau County Planning Commission; Acting Chairman at the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District and as Environmental Planner at a Melville-based engineering and consulting firm.

Mr. Armentano is the Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Land Use, Planning and Environmental Law Committee; a member of the New York League of Conservation Voters and a member of the Nassau County Bar Association Moot Court Advisory Board and Nassau Academy of Law. He is a member of Touro Law Center’s Alumni Council and serves as a mentor for current Touro Law Center students.

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