President’s Message

Dear Member of the Queens County Bar Association,

Welcome! I am pleased and honored to serve as President of the Queens County Bar Association. Please take the opportunity to view the scheduled upcoming events and register for our worthwhile CLE programs on our website. We are continually working on the Bar Bulletin, offering informative articles on topics of interest to our members. As a member, you can take advantage of the unique benefits we offer, including corporate partnership discounts.

For 141 years this Association has been committed to enriching the lives of its members, fostering a strong relationship between the bench and bar as well as serving the Queens County community. Queens County is one of the most diverse counties in the state, if not the entire country, with representation from almost every country all over the world. Our Association is a direct reflection of that diversity. Working together, finding common ground through membership in our Association is what affords our members unique opportunities for career development and growth potential.

Our Association offers many opportunities for members to get involved. We have over 60 Standing and Special Committees that provide in depth analysis and insight into legal practice areas. I am proud of the work our committee chairs do, from offering stimulating programs to mentoring our younger members, encouraging the next generation of bar leaders. Whether you are new to the Bar or coming back to the Bar, take advantage of all that our Association has to offer by joining and becoming active in committees.

The QCBA Academy of Law works hard as it continues to develop outstanding CLE programs given by attorneys highly respected and recognized in their respective fields of practice. These programs provide our members with up-to-date information on trending legal issues that have a direct impact on the practice of law.

The Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is another benefit of membership that directly impacts the growth and development of our members’ practices. Our members can choose from multiple areas of practice, targeting appropriate referrals. Referrals are made on a rotating basis to ensure equal access for all participating members.

Membership is the cornerstone of this Association. Maintaining and growing membership remains one of the greatest challenges facing all bar associations, both large and small. With your participation, and with our collective commitment to ensuring the growth and development of our Association, QCBA will continue to advocate for its members and the community within which it resides. I welcome your comments and suggestions. You can reach me by calling QCBA at (718) 291-4500 or by email at hilarygingold@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Hilary Gingold

 

 

Board of Managers