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60 Nassau Law. 1 (2010-2011)

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September 2010                                              www.nassaubar.org                                                 Vol. 60, No. 1

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NCBA Member Benefit -I.D. Card Photo
Obtain your photo for court identification
cards at NCBA Tech Center. Cost $10.
Oct. 5, 6 & 7* 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010
5:30 p.m. at Domus
Judiciary Night
Thurs., Oct. 14 2010
5:30 p.m. at Domus
See page 17
WE CARE Italian Feast
Sat., Oct. 23, 2010
6:30 p.m. at Domus
See insert
Pro Bono Week
See insert
New Member Orientation
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010
5:30 p.m. at Domus
See page 6
Lunch with the Supremes!
(Justices, that is)
Tues., Nov. 16, 2010
12:00 p.m. at Domus
Seepage 11
Teacher and Principal Evaluation
Procedure Signed Into Law  Page 3
Public School Districts and Private
School Tuition Reimbursement
Page 3
Bridging the Gap: Mental Health
Legal Issues in Higher Education
Page 5
Speech In The Digital Age  Page 5
The First Amendment at the
Schoolhouse Gate         Page 7
Heather Still Has Two Mommies
Page 9
The Authority of Magistrate Judges
to Impose Rule 11 Sanctions
Page 9
Estate Planning and Creditor Protection
Utilizing Retirement Assets, 529 Plans
& Life Insurance        Page 11
Legal Notices: State of New York
Court of Claims         Page 10
A View from the Bench
The Nassau County Family Court: An
Historical Perspective by Hon. Hope
Schwartz Zimmerman      Page 14

Welcome back!
Come home to Domus-on-the-Lawn Sept.16

By Jacqueline S. Carway
Chair, Association Membership Committee
The month of September is the end of
the slower days of summer and the start
'of a more hectic schedule for all of us. A
sure sign of the change of season at the
Nassau County Bar Association is the
annual end of summer event, Domus-
on-the-Lawn, where we meet and wel-
come back our colleagues, new and old.
This year we celebrate on Thursday,
September 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., rain or
shine. The Association Membership
Committee looks forward to mingling
with all members as they enjoy the
great venue, the great food, and, of
course, great networking.
Domus-on-the-Lawn is your opportu-
nity to become more involved in the Bar
Association, to see and take advantage
of our dozens of membership benefits, to
be on top of the latest developments in
your practice areas, and to give back to
the community. Members of the
Executive   Committee,    Board   of
Directors, the chairs of the more than 40
committees and the dedicated staff of
the Bar Association are all on hand to

answer your questions and hear your
suggestions to continue to make NCBA
the leading suburban bar association in
the nation.
If that isn't enough, there are 11
more reasons to stop by. Help make
your business more efficient with prod-
ucts and services offered by Capital
Payments, CBS Insurance, Champion
Office, David Lerner Associates, Jasper
Surety Agency, LexisNexis, NEFCU,
North Park Consultants, Realtime-
Reporting, State Bank and Venture
Risk Investigations. Many have exclu-
sive offers and savings just for NCBA
This free event is open to our mem-
bers and to potential new members.
Please do not hesitate to invite a col-
league who has not had the chance to
visit and experience the atmosphere of
Domus, our professional home at 15th
and West Streets in Mineola. All that
we ask is that you pre-register so that
we can be prepared to welcome you
properly. Please RSVP today by email-
ing your name and phone number to
events@nassaubar.org. See all of you on
Thursday, September 16!

Win-win opportunity
for attorneys
seeking employment
By Annabel Bazante
Chair, Lap Committee
The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)
Committee of the NCBA sponsors a monthly
meeting for unemployed and underemployed
attorneys. Offering strategic support and solu-
tions to all interested lawyers, this special focus
group is coordinated by Lee Beck, a member of
the LAP Committee, and is facilitated by Paula
McNabb, a licensed social worker.
The monthly meetings provide not only valu-
able networking opportunities but also emotion-
al support and practical suggestions to help
attorneys face the various challenges related to
their current employment status. Practical assis-
tance includes, among other things, resume
review by Peter Schweitzer, Director of the LAP,
and exposure to opportunities for acquiring new
career skills.
For example, on August 18, the group's fea-
tured speaker was Freda Wagner, Esq., Legal
Resource Network Project Coordinator of the
Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic
Violence. Ms. Wagner invited participants to
avail themselves of an innovative program
designed to recruit and train volunteer attorneys
See LAP, Page 6
New member benefit
Nassau Bar Association launches
new Legal Career Center
Need a job or to fill an opening?
In response to the overwhelming need to
help members find employment, and to help
employers find new employees, the Nassau
County Bar Association has launched a new
Web-based career center that connects job
seekers with prospective employers in the
legal industry in the tri-state area. The
NCBA Career Center job board can be found
at www.nassaubar.org, then click on the
Career Center in the What's New @ NCBA
box on the home page.
At no charge, members looking for employ-
ment can now post an anonymous resume
online. Employers looking for candidates
would only contact the member if the mem-
ber first approves the contact. In addition, job

Mon., Sept. 13 , 2010 * Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 - 12:45 at Domus
The Lawyer Assistance Program provides confidential help to lawyers
and judges for alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health problems.
Call 1-888-408-6222. Calls are completely confidential.

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