President’s Message

JOSEPH CAROLA III - Color

Welcome to our website. I am extremely honored to serve as President of the Queens County Bar Association. As you peruse our site, please take the opportunity to view the scheduled upcoming social events, register for valuable CLE programs, read articles published in our Bar Bulletin and take advantage of the unique benefits for our membership, including corporate partnership discounts. In addition, I also invite you to explore our mobile site at QCBA.MOBI.

 

For 138 years, this Association has been committed to enriching the lives of its members, strengthening the relationship between the bench and the bar, serving the community and pursuing justice.

 

Queens County has widely been recognized as one of, if not the most diverse counties in the world. Diversity is not just measured in numbers of different races, religions or ethnicities but also a recognition and respect for diversity of thought. With over 2000 members, our Association now, more than ever, is reflective of the diversity of the county in which it is situated and the community which it serves. It is this strength in membership which affords our members opportunities to network, to find employment, to get experience and to succeed.

 

Our Association offers participation in over 60 Standing and Special Committees. Our committee chairs serve as mentors to our young members and membership in our committees provides personal and professional growth. Whether you are new to the bar or coming back to the bar, take advantage of the opportunities provided to you by joining and getting active in committee membership.

 

The QCBA Academy of Law continues to develop and offer outstanding CLE programs given by attorneys highly respected and recognized in their respective fields of practice. These programs keep our members current on ever-changing legal issues while offering CLE credits through our New York State Continuing Legal Education Board accredited program.

 

Our Lawyer Referral Service is an additional benefit of membership that gives our members the opportunity to build their practices with new clients referred directly from the QCBA. Lawyers can choose from 24 areas of practice to help target appropriate referrals. All referrals are forwarded on a rotating basis to ensure equal access.

I look forward to hearing from you whether by a compliment, a suggestion or a complaint. Tell us what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong or what we can do better. You can reach me by calling the QCBA at (718) 291-4500, my direct telephone at (516) 229-6101 or by e-mail at joe_carola@yahoo.com.

Joseph Carola, III
President

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