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An Evening With the Surrogates

An Evening With the Surrogates

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Honored Speakers to Date:

Honorable Hilary Gingold, Honorable Bernard J. Graham,

Honorable Michael G. Hayes, Honorable Peter J. Kelly,

Honorable Timothy P. McElduff, Jr., Honorable Rita Mella,

Honorable Vincent J. Messina, Jr., Honorable Margaret C. Reilly,

Honorable Brandon R. Sall

Honored Moderators:

Honorable John M. Czygier, Jr. &

Honorable A. Gail Prudenti

Presented by the

Trust, Estates, Wills and Guardianships Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute

Resolution Section.
Program Co-Chairs:

Kera Reed: Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. and Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section's Trust and Estates Committee

Amy Hsu: Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court and Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section's Trust and Estates Committee

John P. Graffeo: Novick & Associates, P.C.

Lori Sullivan: Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, Breitstone, LLP

Sally Donahue: Office of NYS Attorney General

Lisa Fenech: Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, Breitstone, LLP

Co-Sponsored by the
NYSBA Trust and Estates Section

Nassau County Bar Association & Suffolk County Bar Association

CLE will be available
Discussion of various practices in Surrogate’s courts around the state to provide equal justice to a diverse population and improve public perception of the courts as well as exchange of ideas to better serve the concerns of diverse litigants.


1.    Discussion of various court practices that raise public trust and confidence

2.    Discussion of different ways attorneys can respect and reflect the particular needs of their diverse clientele so they can provide better representation

3.    Discussion of implicit bias and how it can impact our decisions and interactions with other in the legal profession/setting


Please note these different program category options, which you can choose once you click the 'register' button. Don't miss out on the early bird pricing before April 15. After April 15, all prices will increase by $40.

CLE and Dinner:

NYSBA Section Members (DRS and T&E, and also Affiliate Bar Associations, use coupon code SBANT33): $200

NYSBA Members: $210

Non-Members: $260


Dinner only: 

NYSBA Members: $160 (also Affiliate Bar Associations, use coupon code SBANT33)

Non-Members: $175

5:00 p.m.: Registration 

5:30 p.m.: Cocktails

6:30 p.m.: Dinner and CLE

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Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, NY, 11553

NAME OF EVENT: An Evening with The Surrogates


(516) 794-3800

Start Date:
  • May 2, 2024
Start Time:
  • 5:00 PM
End Time:
  • 8:30 PM
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
  • Long Island
  • Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    101 James Doolittle Boulevard
    Uniondale, NY 11553
  • In-Person
Product Code:
  • 0NT33
Section Member Price: $200.00
NYSBA Member Price: $210.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $260.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Trusts & Estates Committee (Dispute Resolution)
  • Trusts & Estates Law Section
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee