Pro Bono Barrister: Calling all non-golfers to Hon. Theodore Jones Golf Outing

April 14, 2014 By Charles F. Otey, Esq. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Many lawyers we’ve talked with are definitely planning to attend the  Second Annual Justice Theodore Jones Memorial golf outing, set for April 28. Some had said that they would have been there last year, but they don’t play golf. But that’s no longer a deal-breaker.

The Brooklyn Bar Association powers-that-be have wisely decided to accommodate those who don’t golf and have gotten out an announcement that reads, “New for non-golfers: In order to accommodate non-golfers who want to arrive early, we’ve added a free afternoon yoga class and beginner’s golf clinic. For an additional $25, you, a non-golfer, can add a 40-minute massage to your day!”

Credit BBA President Andy Fallek, Executive Director Avery Okin and the BBA Golf Committee for coming up with this solution.

Other BBA officers (likely looking for a sub-par performance at the Justice Jones outing) are President-elect Rebecca Woodland, First Vice President Arthur Aidala, Second Vice President Hon. Frank Seddio, Secretary Aimee Richter and Treasurer David Chidekel.

Meanwhile, the BBA Continuing Legal Education agenda continues to move smoothly into Spring as CLE Executive Director Meredith Symonds has arranged a series of programs created to inform and fulfill lawyers’ registration requirements.

Upcoming on April 23 is a program sure to interest all those who represent auto accident victims: The Nuts & Bolts of No-Fault Insurance.

This program may also be quite useful to attorneys who specialize in some other area.

Some attorneys, unaware of the rules governing a victim’s ability to bring an action, often pass up the opportunity to send a substantial case to another because they aren’t aware of the issues involving “permanent disability” or other arcane criteria.  On April 23 they will get answers to all of the often hyper-technical no-fault rules.

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