The 112th installation of officers and directors, chosen by the subscription at the SCBA’s Yearly Satisfying, was held by the Zoom Webinar platform on June 5, 2020 to an audience of over 400 members, coworkers, friends and family. A most auspicious event, as Judge Robinson is the very first African American President to be elected President in its history. Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable William G. Ford, administered the Oath of Office to him.
As Acting County Court Judge, Judge Robinson presides over the Suffolk County Drug Court and the Suffolk County Mental Health Court. Prior to ending up being a Judge, he was a New York City State Assistant Attorney General.
In 2006, Judge Robinson was the Chief Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Brookhaven where he was the head of the Lawsuits group monitoring the prosecution of town regulation offenses and town civil lawsuits defense. Judge Robinson invested 25 years in the Suffolk County Attorney’s Workplace, General Litigation Bureau rising to Principal Assistant County Attorney.
In Might 2019, Judge Robinson was elected President Elect of the Suffolk County Bar Association. As an active member of the SCBA, Judge Robinson has worked as a member of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, he chaired the Bench Bar and the Judicial Screening Committees, in addition to a member of the Nominating Committee. He likewise acted as a member of the SCBA’s Expert Ethics & & Civility Committee and co-chaired the District Court Committee. He belongs to the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Judge Robinson was the founding President of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association and has actually composed numerous posts and has spoken openly about the Drug and Mental Health Courts and the value of variety in the legal occupation.
Judge Robinson is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where in 1970 he took part for several weeks, with 86 other students, in a voter education and registration drive in Montgomery, Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama. After graduating Howard, he finished from the Antioch School of Law. He later studied at New York Law School.
Judge Robinson is very active in his community. He coaches young students to attain personal growth and academic quality. He acts as Chair of the Board of Directors of “Keep Your Change” (KYC), a trainee academic support system for primary and high school trainees. He is wed to Dr. Pamela C. Allen and is a proud dad, and grandfather.
Completing the slate of officers who were installed with Judge Robinson: President Elect Daniel J. Tambasco, Senior Trial Lawyer withGentile & & Tambasco, GEICO staff counsel, First Vice President Vincent J. Messina, Jr., a partner with the firm of Sinnreich, Kosakoff & & Messina, LLP, where a significant portion of his practice is devoted to litigation in the trial courts. Second Vice President Cornell V. Bouse, a solo practitioner who concentrates his practice exclusively in the criminal law field, Treasurer Patrick McCormick, a past Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, is a senior partner at Campolo, Middleton & & McCormick, LLP and our inbound Secretary is Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice, the Hon. John J. Leo.
New Directors set up to a 21 member Board of Directors are: Jarrett M. Behar, with the firm of Certiliman, Balin, Adler & & Hymann; Catherine E. Miller, Suffolk County Court Lawyer Referee; David R. Okrent, a solo specialist and Daniel A. Russo, Suffolk County 18-b Administrator.
The Officers and Directors were sworn in by the Hon. Hector D. LaSalle, NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
The Suffolk County Bar Association, established in 1908 to serve the needs of the regional legal neighborhood and the public, is a professional association consisted of 3,000 attorneys and judges. The Academy of Law is the education arm of the SCBA, the Speakers Bureau provides speakers on a wide variety of legal subjects to schools, civic organization and libraries. The Legal representative Recommendation Service provides 24-hour access to an on-line legal representative recommendation service, where the general public can be described lawyers with expertise in a range of locations of the law, the Pro Bono Task which supplies legal services for the disadvantaged, as well as the Charity Foundation whose mission is committed to the well-being and performance of kids in Suffolk County. For additional info call the SCBA at (631) 234-5511.
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