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THE JOURNAL OF THE NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCmON

September 2013                                               www.nassaubar.org                                                     Vol. 63, No. 1

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Obtain your photo for court identification
cards at NCBA Tech Center. Cost $10.
October 8, 9 & 10-9 a.m.-4 p.m.
EVENTS
NCBA DOMUS OPEN RESCHEDLI.E
Golf and BBQ
Monday, September 16, 2013
Eisenhower The Red Course
12:00 p.m. Registration
CRPE Committee
Public Education Seminar
Affordable Care Act - Obamacare
Tuesday, September 24, 7-9 p.m.
at Domus
See page 10 for details
Judiciary Night
Thursday, October 17, 2013
5:30 p.m. at Domus
You should have received your invitation!
See page 6
Third Annual Pro Bono Legal Fair
Volunteer Attorneys Needed
Thursday, October 24, 2013
3:00-7:00 p.m. at Domus
See page 17
SAVE THE DATE!
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Saturday, December 7, 2013
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
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WHAT'S INSIDE

Barbara Kraut Retires
After 30 Years at the Bar

By Valerie Zurblis
For 25 years, Barbara Kraut has
been known as the go-to person for
Continuing Legal Education at the
Nassau Academy of Law, the education-
al arm of the Nassau County Bar
Association and one of the largest and
most respected providers of continuing
legal education for attorneys on Long
Island. She is arguably the one person
most responsible for keeping Nassau
attorneys current with the law. After
overseeing thousands of CLE seminars,
helping tens of thousands of attorneys
and jurists, and working with 21 Deans,
Barbara has decided to retire from the
Bar.
Her announcement was met with sur-
prise, but also was a chance for many,
particularly some of the past deans of
the Academy, to express their gratitude
for all that Barbara has accomplished.
NCBA President Peter J. Mancuso, who
also served as the Dean of the Academy
(2005-06), noted, What a wonderful per-
son she is, and what a tremendous job

I  ,

Barbara Kraut, Director of the Nassau
Academy of Law
she has done of guiding our NAL offer-
ings through the shifting sands of CLE
in New York State over the years! She
has been recognized for her devotion to
her work and for her constant efforts to
See BARBARA KRAUT, Page 2

Volunteers Needed at
NCBA's Third Annual
Pro Bono Legal FAIR
By Gale 0. Berg
Director of Pro Bono Activities
In celebration of national Pro Bono
Week, and because it was so successful
these past two years, the Nassau County
Bar Association along with Nassau/Suffolk
Law Services and the Coalition Against
Domestic Violence will, once again, run
the free legal Pro Bono FAIR (Free
Assistance, Information and Referral) to
Free Assistance, Information and Referral
Thursday, October 24
be held on Thursday, October 24th at
Domus,   announced   Martha   Krisel,
NCBA's 2nd Vice President and Chair of
the event. Nassau residents are invited to
come to the Bar Association's location in
Mineola, between 3-7 p.m., and meet with
an attorney, one-on-one, for legal guid-
ance. Attorneys are needed to volunteer
for one of two shifts, 3-5 p.m. or 5-7 p.m.
This year, with Superstorm Sandy and all

See FAIR, Page 15
Louisiana Law Students Gain Insight on Sandy Disaster Response

By Valerie Zurblis
Last month six law students from
Southern University Law Center in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana paid a visit to the Nassau
County Bar Association to learn how attor-
neys coordinated their efforts to assist res-
idents harmed last year from Superstorm
Sandy. The students, many of whom were
survivors of Hurricane Katrina, brought
with them a strong belief and passion for
helping others and were impressed with all
the help that came in from all over the

country - especially the many lawyers who
came to help residents.
One student, Iriane Lee, from New
Orleans, had to relocate to Houston after
Katrina. I was in awe of all the work that
had to be done, she said. The Sandy peo-
ple were worse off than myself. I knew how
I felt at the time, and I wanted to find some
way to serve other people.
NCBA Second Vice President Martha
Krisel explained to the students how NCBA
quickly put in place free legal consultation
clinics for residents, based on the model cre-

FOCUS: REAL ESTATE LAW

Recent Appellate Term Rulings Make
Gaining Possession of Collateral More
Difficult for Foreclosing Lenders
and Purchasers             Page 3
Establishing, Maintaining and
Expanding Nonconforming Uses Page 3

Navigating Unchartered Waters
in Land Use Development
Real Estate Mortgage
Foreclosure Receiverships
Legislature Responds to
Foreclosure Issues
GENERAL ARTICLES
Viacom Requests New Judge in
Case Against YouTube

Page 5
Visiting in the Great Hall are law students (-r) Quinn Eubanks, Kyla Hemphill, Summerian
Green, NCBA Second VP Martha Krisel, Law Professor Donald North, NCBA Director of Pro
Page 7     Bono Attorney Activities Gale Berg, and law students Iriane Lee, Theresa King and
Diangelo Frazer. (Photo by Hector Herrera)

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Page 11

ated for NCBA's mortgage foreclosure clinics
which encompassed a triad of government,
private and not-for-profit entities working
together to best help the people. 'The beauty
is that this arrangement is non-adversarial,
she said. 'The government working with vol-
unteer lawyers is the only way to achieve suc-
cess. We all have limited resources.
Krisel encouraged the students to volun-
teer to get hands-on experience. Don't give
up, get more experience. It will pay off, she
advised. 'The law is a great profession, but
it's more challenging than ever.
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