(Mineola, NY) Even after Superstorm Sandy battered her own home in Bellmore, Attorney Stacey Ramis Nigro continued to provide pro bono legal assistance to others who were dealing with mortgage foreclosure and Super Storm Sandy issues. Her dedication and commitment at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Mortgage Foreclosure/Sandy Recovery free legal consultation clinics for the past two years has earned her recognition by NCBA President Peter J. Mancuso, who has named her Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for March 2014.
Nigro presently heads the Commercial Litigation Department for Simmons Jannace, LLP in Syosset, concentrating on commercial and real estate litigation, complex business disputes, real estate matters as well as landlord/tenant, labor and employment disputes. She is well versed in mediation and arbitration having worked for the Education and Assistance Corporation where she trained and certified mediators under the Office of Court Administration from 1987-1995. Previously she worked for Previouslybvarious private law firms including Farrell Fritz before taking the bar exam and Certilman Balin Adler and Hyman, where she was a partner in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Group. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the Touro Law Center.
Nigro’s commitment to public service and volunteering is evident. She received Touro’s Public Interest Attorney of the Year Award in 2010. An active NCBA member, she serves on the Commercial Litigation and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees. She is also an active participant at the annual Nassau County Bar Association Mock Trial Tournament for law school students, has been a Touro law school mentor and has volunteered for the American Heart Association fundraising events.
Nigro commented, “It is a very difficult time to live on Long Island and to make ends meet for many families, and often legal representation is out of reach for struggling Long Islanders. I believe that it is critical to give back to our neighbors and to help those in need when we can. The Nassau County Bar Association makes it possible for all attorneys to give back and share their knowledge and expertise.”
NCBA’s award-winning Mortgage Foreclosure/ Super Storm Sandy Project provides free clinics where volunteer attorneys provide one-on-one consultations to Nassau homeowners concerned about or facing foreclosure issues. Attorneys also volunteer to represent homeowners and/or provide information and assistance at court-mandated conferences in Supreme Court. For information on clinic dates contact NCBA at 516-747-4070.
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Sandy Recovery and senior citizen legal 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, a part of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit nassaubar.org.