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51 Nassau Law. 1 (2001-2002)

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The Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association

September 2001
The Bar Associatlon has devel-
oped a multtfaceted disaster relief
effort to provide assistance to
members of the legal community
as well as to the residents of
Nassau County.
- If any member of the legal
community is in need of services or
resources the Association can pro-
vide, please contact Deena R.
Ehrlich. Executive Director, at 747.
4070. or dehrllchr@nassaubar org.
If you need access to a computer
terminal, fax or photocopy machine
or a place to meet a colleague or
client etc., please let us know.
The NCBAWE CARE Fund has
established a WE CARE Disaster
Relief Fund. You may send a check
made payable to WE CARE, indi-
cating Disaster Relief, to NCBA,
15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY
11501. You can make your dona-
tion via credit card on our Website
at www.nassaubar.org. All lunds
received will be earmarked tor
those residents of Nassau County
who are In need of assistance due
to tte World Trade Center attack. In
addition, the WE CARE Fund has
earmarked the proceeds of Iwo
upcoming events, the Italian Feast
and the 5K Run, to assist those
affected by this tragedy.
In the works at press time Is a
program to provide short-term pro
bono legal assistance to the fami-
lies ot the victims. We are working
with the Surrogate's Court to
develop a streamlined procedure
lor making expedited applications
tor temporary letters of adminlstra-
lion to address pressing financial
needs. Forms will be available for
attomys to use In bringing such
proceedings and we will provide
training that will make the entire
application process as simple and
straightforward as possible. We
will have a cadre of pro bona alter-
neys who have volunteered to work
with the Surrogate's Court per-
sonnel to help these people. To
volunteer as a pro bona attorney,
call 747-4070 x 213, or e-mal
hphllips@nassaubar.org. If you
know of a family in need of Imme-
diate legal assistance, please have
them call the Association at 747.
4070, x 214 and leave a message.
A staff person will return their call.
Academy of Law ......... noklet
Calendar .................  Imed
Classified .................-..... 27
Domes Doings ................... 4
From tih President ............. 4
In  Idef ............................ 8
We Care ......................... Is

By LANCE D. CLARKE
On September 6, 200t, the Membership
Task Force hosted the Committee Fair and
Barbecue. We sincerely wish to thank our
on-sponsors this year, State Bank of Long
Island and LAbbate, Balkin, Colavita and
Contini. LLP.
All who attended enjoyed grent weather
and great food. Old members and new
members alike responded with enthu-
siasm by mixing and mingling into the
twilight of the evening. There were
approximately 250 people with more than
thirty prospective new members present.
The Membership Task Force wishes to
express a sincere thank you to our
Committee Chairs who responded with
tremendous enthusiasm. Their participa-
tion at the event gave attendees the
opportunity to discuss the benefit and

www.nassaubar.org

United in
By RICHARD D. COLUNS
Editorin.Cief
On September 11, 2001, unprecedented
terrorist attacks struck at the heart of
Now York City, firever changing both our
neighboring Manhattan skyline and our
perceptions or security in n world seem-
ingly gone mad. New York City lies at
our very doorstep. Many members of this
association have family and friends who
commute to work in large City offce
buildings like the forarer World Trade
Center, and some of us have our own
Manhattan offices as well.
While the full consequences and
implications or these acts will not be
quickly realized or resolved, there are
those within our own ranks whose lives

mourning
have already been forever altered by
the l ss or family or friends,
As a local community, and more
broadly as a nation, we stand united by
this terrible tragedy in mourning the
many casualties in Manhattan an(d else-
where. We must also share our admira-
tion for the courageous firefighters.
police officers, emergency medical tech.
nicinns and other rescue personnel who
risked their lives in the line or duty.
The staff of tire Nassau La-trr, on
behalf of the Nassau County Bar
Association, extends its deepest sympa-
thies to those among us who have suf-
fered as a result of this tragedy, and to
the families ofnll those whose lives
were so wantonly taken.

Vol. 51, No. 1
Some Summer
Law Changes
By SHARON KOVACS GRUER
Some new rules took effect thist aumnmer
ani they are or interest to attorneys prac.
tiring in diverse areas, Se, if you were off
enjaoing your vacation, you nr! nurning to:
New UCC Financing Statements
Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial
Code has been revised, effective July 1,
2001. Along with the revisions tre new
financing statements which contain more
detailed information. The old forms are not
compatible with the now reuuirenents. TIn,
new forms may be downloaded from the web
site or the New York Department of State at
www.dos.state.ny.us/corplucc9inrohtml.
Privacy Notice Required by FtC
The (ramr-leach-Biley Act, Public
4a1w Number 106-102, as of the writing of
this article, requires law firms that provide
tax planning, tax preparation or real estate
settlement services to their clients to alari
provide written notice regarding disclosure
artheir client's non-public personal informa-
tion. For purposes or this law, law firms sire
considered financial institutions. The lFrC
rule is found tit 16 CFR Part 313.
Ay low firm which provides tax prlmp-
ration or tax planning services to Its clients
should provide an inilial notice of the firntns
policy to any client that has a customer rein.
tionship with the firmon July 1, 2001. After
July 1, 2001, the firm should send on initial
notice to each new client and an annual
notice to each client for whom financial ser-
vices are provided. The notice should pro.
vide a statement of the firm's policies annd
practices with respect to the non-disclosure
See CItANGES, Page 19

importance of being part ofa substantive
law committee while enjoying the festiv-
ities.
Special thanks to all of our excellent
staff and caterers who make it so easy for
us to host this event. Their tireless efforts
and abundant energy make it a joy to take
on the challenge of bringing people
together to receive the great benefit orpar.
ticipating in events at )onus.
The members of the Membership Task
Force, too. are to be congratulated for their
effort in planning this event. I have truly
been a lucky Chairman to have such a
dedicated group ofattorneys to work with.
Remember,    this  is  your    Snr
Association. It can orly be as strong ns
you make it by being an active member.
Please find a Committee to work with
and enjoy being a part of your profes-
sional home, Domnus.

Domus on the lawn

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