For Immediate Release: July 25, 2012

New Dean Of Nassau Academy Of Law Elected

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Attorney Ralph Catalano of the Law Firm of Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP, Jericho
(Mineola, NY) Attorney Ralph A. Catalano of Huntington, a member of the Law Firm of Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP, Jericho, has been elected the new Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, it was announced today by NCBA President Marian Rice.  The Nassau Academy of Law is an accredited provider of continuing legal education by the New York State CLE Board and is the largest provider of CLE classes on Long Island.
Each year, the Academy organizes and presents more than 100 substantive legal seminars in dozens of practice areas to educate attorneys on the newest developments in the law and to provide the practical skills to enable attorneys to most effectively represent their clients. The Academy also oversees computer training session at NCBA’s Computer Tech Center. Through its Domus Scholar Circle program, the Academy provides the unique opportunity for NCBA members to take unlimited CLE courses for one low fee of $189.
In addition, the following were elected to Academy leadership positions:  Associate Dean Hon. Sondra K. Pardes, Nassau County District Court; Assistant Deans Jeffrey C. Daniels, Jericho; Chandra Mary Ortiz, Baldwin and Robert S. Barnett of Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld, Jericho; Secretary Mary Ann Aiello, Garden City; Treasurer Thomas J. Foley of Foley Griffin LLP, Garden City, and Counsel Daniel W. Russo of Collins McDonald and Gann, Mineola.
Catalano practices in the areas of professional liability defense, commercial litigation, employment law, medical malpractice and complex tort litigation. He has also lectured on professional liability, ethics, and trial and appellate advocacy.
A long-standing member active member of the NCBA, Catalano is a former chair of the Ethics Committee and has served on the Academy’s Executive Board since 2002. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and The Defense Research Institute. Catalano earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. NCBA demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, senior citizen and mortgage foreclosure clinics, judicial screening, public education programs and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. The WE CARE Fund, the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations.  For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email, or visit



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