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41 Nassau Law. 1 (1993)

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Vol.41   No.[


January 1993

Breakfast at the Bar

- PICUREI)above(tlel-rightl) Marvin Konibmow, Lawrence Kamlsher (slandngh, Ritetl
Marnell and Steve Moser were amota those who enjoyed the early morning fre and Inrior.
mothi Insurance presentation, both courtesy or Berkely Assoclaloit Services, Id.

~Ei r rsers were treated toatnixofsweec
pa.s'lies and setlous talk at last monits's
Break fast at the Bar held in the Dining Room
at Domuson Decembcr 15. NCBA Presldent
Andrew . Simons announced an ambitious
Disaster Assstance effort tobelaunchedby
the Volunteer Lawyers Project it coopera-
tion with Nassau County and I heNew York
State Bar Association. Details on tie effort
to offer legal advice to victits nf the recent
devastating storm will be released shortly.

Featired speaker Titothy T. Crowley,
President of Berkeley Association Services.
Ud., which sponsored Ile event, discussed
the firm's relalionship with NCIIA members
regardiig health, life and disability in-
surance policies. It was reported thai close
to 1000ineulbersof the Nassau Barare now
signed upwtl Ilerkely, and represeontlIves
frnm the firm wereon hand Ioanswer qnes.-
tionsand explain policyoptiots to Ilicearly
morning crowd.

Nominating Committee Invites Applications
The Nominating Committee welcomes applications for nomination to the
following Bar Association offices for the year 1993-1994:
President-Elect               Treasurer
First Vice-President          Secretary
Second Vice-President
In addition, applications for nominal ion as a member of tie Iloard ol I)irce-
tors and as a member of the Nominating Comnmitce, each for a terim of three
years, and as a Nassau County liar Association Delegate to the New York Sltate
Bar Association, for a term of one year, are also welcome.
The Nominating Committee also invites applications for nomination to tie
following ollices of tire Nassau Academy ot Law lor tie year 1993-1994:
Dcan                         Secretary
Associate Dean                Treasurer
Assistant Dean (3)             Counsel
NC13A nenbers interested In applying for any of the above noinitations, or
in stibnilling stgsct ions for such nominations, are invited to uhnMit %uch in-
formnation inCOlidence tottheundersigned, at Donts, orat 1505 Kellunm Place,
Mineola, New York 11501.
A.1 Inmas Levin
Chair, Nominating Commitlee
For Issue Highlights.. See page 2

John   Ilraiekcn was thespecial guest and
It tckt.t not jilts, %s the ltsrotialve
topic [t the AssocI ion s Jaln nty 12, 1993
Board etling. Mr. Btracken is Ilie Prusiden1t
of tile New York Slate liar A ssociation
(NYSIIA), a I'mt Ilesident ot tie Suffolk
Cottlly iatr Asiocialion, nd , longtietu
liUtiber of tie N(I A\ wil) sv.% hornt and
raised it Na ,tll Coftuty.
Mr. tincken and tl, N sSBtA Irclieve that
nerit selection uifjudges will lead to a more
utit ed bcnu tltnt swill also IV tlooe relec-
live of the dkersIly in the con1t1tities or
New Nork State. i view of tIre itnpotance
oi thediersiiy isue. NCIIA lresidti Apt-
dy Simos il iled Sondlo. K. t'(irdcs, tie
tcsklceil of the Natssau ('only Wo11c11's
liar Associatlon, 1s tire teet ing. (;eral
\\'ri[thl, tbte President   ofi it  Itlack and
I ispatile liar Assoeiai ion oh I nigilaud, is
a mentber ol ;ie NCIIA's Ihoard o tl)illors.
Mr. tBracke11 poinled out Ihat 37 %lines
have impletmented a1 appointive system,
with what Mr. tiracken reporled tre, for the
IIost part, positive results. I le believes that
IhcSltate lar's polxsed approacl will resull
ill n tion-clective system that is iruly merit
based. lie contcdcd that tire NYSBA
systcutt will avoid t ItevutlbI allot or a selec.
the pi verss that is iolitiela fr tile crttilt
eleclive sysicio which, according to Mr.
Itracket, is defective becaus1c fits political
Rcduced     It si simplest terms, the
NYSIIA' plait calls ror thecreatioti of both
statewide td local judicial slect ion cea.
tittsiot   a ide tp or Individunas frolm
valun  pulilical   nitd  professlonul
backgound%.1 he Cover uor would contitmie
to altpitihl Ite *hidgeso t lie ( orl  Ap.
lion. I lie (lovernir ,,otild apllohi ile
Jis lcs itt Ilie Appelllte Iivisions Itnhn
three caindidatc a Sllewide (or perhaps nt
ldicinl t)eparinieitl hntsd) ('tunlsltiu
usottld recuntncnd. tie (ovwrnutr would
alo appolut Suplemie ('o11ri l  lces based
oil tire rccolmeUt ndaliil again three
tiuhlees  tur each opei ig) ol a Cotnlii-
%ion  it lposeip e rpip .' tcl ni e Iritn  p hte'Jud il
I islidl %i ss hicli tile Sniptctie Court Justice
wttlld  cis c.
('tuntl y  It , ctl Ives, In  itt 51)llre iltsanc s
lte Malo tlln t ilt  y ill New M ilk, would
IIaln tl uplln icilts o,. e.g., ('oni y Collt,
I  tiin ily (   lttit, inldt ue I  I sIti  ct Co tr . O nce
again, h   lIocal ctllilinsio nt  w 1ould  he  otll-
sl ipi'd io leClllllncild Itree candidilcs for
caich iudgC-slits
IPcrsident l-lect tie Ryatt ('hairs tie
%pcdll hiiicial Select in iatid Review 'lhk
I taie I lpcideil Sitons lttr ied ast )var Mr.
Ritll ietl iled tIhat Ite'lhk IolCe  nould pre-

seti its fornmal evaluation of the State Bar
proposal at tIh' NCIIA's February Board
'i lie Slate liar's merit selection proposal
wits forilnlcd by Action Unit No. 4 of
tile NYSIRA, anda fuial proposal will be sib-
illiedIt otire NYSIIA's I louse of Delegates
at ile Delegtes' April meeltig it Albany.
A teris ofrsix regiottna ineeligs colleerning
the proposed iierit %election system is being
conducted. and the Long Island session will
take place at t)otus on Match 4, 993.
Mr. Iracken's presentation prompted a
lively exchatge atnong the Dire,'tors, and
there will undoubtedly be additional
spirited debate oil this crucial Issue in the
nlotlhtis to coine.
lit lis tPresidotit's reporl, Mr. Sinons
discussed proposed iiodiricatlits to tire
Aticrican liar Associatiotn's Model Code of
Professional Responsibilily lit the area of
Pro liono service by attorneys. AmUotg the
proposed aineiidttcnsit) ti le Code, which
has not been adopted in New York, Is a
recontendiolt (not a requirement) that
all alorniys perforin al least 0hoursof pro
bono work anlaly. The Board adopted a
resolution disapproving or tihe Itluslon in
the Code of any specific number of sug-
gested pio botto hours,.
[,resient Sininsproposed that, as ill past
years, the Associalion loan muitey to the
Assigied Counsel Defender Plan. The
$52,000 advance was necessitated by the
County's delintqeney hit futding that pro-
gian. l'resldc11 Sinsons reported that the
Pilan's Admiiistrator. Elaie Jackson Stack,
Itas bes uiable tocash her payclccks since
November 15,1992. The Board'st resolulion
utpproving I ie advance included asirongad-
nonition it theCounly to fundihefPlanon
a Inely basis.
President Sinons announced that a seies
of dittner mneetings will he held with the
tansof I lohl, SI. John'sadlburo Law
Schools. Mr. Sittoni and Acadeny of Law
t)can JoVll Asartci will represent the NCBA
in11his effor1 it promoteeven morecoopera-
liotn between ilte Association and the local
Law Sclools, atd to solicitl recommenda-
lions for ways it whil theAssoclatlon can
better sere law students.
PILsidet Sinions also anttiouticed that, on
Janiiary 26, 1993, tire ExccutlveColmittee
will be holdirg a Bench-Bar meetlng with
Adiniisiralive Judge I.co F. Mciilty,
I lol. Maric i, Santlgtlh, Supcrvisitg
Judge of tihe Nassau Couitly Criminal
Courts, I ol. lrion Joseph, Supervising
Jtdgeofihe itnily Cotirt, I ot. M. Arthur
Eibersoti, tlte Presidingiiudgeoftlei)lstrict
Court, and Nassau CotinySurrgiite, I lon.
(conttnued on page 13)

Merit Selection Debate Begins;
Thurgood Marshall To Be Honored

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