Angelicque Moreno becomes a Brooklyn Bar Association officer

Installation will take place Monday, June 13

May 23, 2022 Robert Abruzzese, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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When President-Elect Richard Klass gets sworn in during a ceremony at Borough Hall next month, he will be joined by his fellow officers including distinguished trial attorney Angelicque Moreno.

The announcement that Moreno will be the incoming treasurer of the Brooklyn Bar Association was officially made during the Annual Meeting that was held earlier this month. She will join follow officers Joseph Rosato, president-elect, Anthony Vaughn Jr., first vice president, Christina Golkin, second vice president, and Daniel Antonelli, secretary.

Christina Golkin, second vice-president of the Brooklyn Bar Association

Moreno is well known in the Brooklyn legal community because of her involvement in the local bar associations, and she had served as president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers from 2019 until 2020. She is the current treasurer of the New York State Bar Association, Trial Section and vice president of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. As a trial attorney, Moreno represents victims in personal injury cases. She began her career working for Manny Romero, a past president of the BBA, and later Scott Rynecki, a trustee at the BBA.

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Moreno and her husband John Avanzino started Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., approximately 16 years ago. In its history, the firm has had at least 14 million-dollar verdicts.

The installation for Moreno, Klass and the other BBA officers will take place at Borough Hall on Monday, June 13. In addition to the officers, new trustees will be installed as well including Michael Farkas, Dean Delianites and Natoya McGhie.

First vice president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, Anthony Vaughn Jr.

The Brooklyn Bar Association has previously recognized two of its retiring trustees at the Annual Meeting on May 11 including Pauline Yeung-Ha and Adam Kalish. There was a brief ceremony where they were presented with certificates.

Other installations

Following the BBA’s installation ceremony, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association will immediately host one of its own for incoming president Susan Mauro.

Mauro will be installed during a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 PM. The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn will host its own installation ceremony during its annual gala at El Caribe on June 24 for incoming president Salvatore Scibetta.

Scibetta will take over for Christopher Caputo, who served as president for two years during the COVID pandemic. Caputo kept the association going by hosting regular Zoom meetings throughout the pandemic.

Adam Kalish (center) is presented with a certificate for serving as a trustee of the BBA for the last three years. Kalish is pictured with BBA President Armena Gayle and Treasurer Daniel Antonelli.
Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

Celebrating 150

The Brooklyn Bar Association will host a 150th anniversary party on Thursday, June 2nd where it will honor long-time Executive Director Avery Eli Okin, Steve Cohn, and all of the past presidents. It should be the biggest event in the local legal community in at least two years. It is serving as a de facto retirement party for Okin, who has been in his position for 36 years. There will be appetizers, cocktails, dinner, dancing, music and lots of big names. Nearly 50 local judges are registered to attend the event, including Hon. Lawrence Knipel and Hon. Matthew D’Emic. Many of the appellate division, second department judges will also be in attendance.

The BBA 150th anniversary dinner will not just bring the bench and the bar together, it will have many different stakeholders in attendance including members of Brooklyn Defender Services, the district attorney’s office, and many others.

There are still a few last-minute tickets available on the BBA’s website – www.BrooklynBar.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Please consider being a sponsor to our 150th Anniversary dinner. We’re honoring Avery Eli Okin, who is retiring after 36 years of service to the Association, Steve Cohn, and all of our past presidents. If you’d like to take a page in our digital program congratulating our honorees in addition to a sponsorship, please email Joseph Rosato.

Sponsorships are available from $150 to $25,000. Please click here for more details.

Robert Abruzzese is the former Legal Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the current Director of Member Services at the Brooklyn Bar Association. Now as a legal columnist for the Eagle, Abruzzese writes about the BBA and the local legal community. For information about joining the Brooklyn Bar Association, you can reach him via email at [email protected]

 


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