The NYSBA House of Delegates Meet

          On November 7, 2015, attorneys from across the State of New York met in Albany, New York, to participate in the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates Meeting. These Delegates represent the legal community from local bar associations and districts and come together several times a year to discuss important issues impacting the legal profession and the greater community. At this meeting, the Delegates discussed preparation for a possible New York State Constitutional Convention, changes to the manner in which the legal community addresses professional discipline, modification of how members of the judiciary may receive retirement benefits and other important topics.

 

          Bashian & Farber Partner, James L. Hyer, Esq. commented on the meeting:
“It was an honor to have been appointed as a delegate to represent the Westchester County Bar Association and to have the opportunity to participate in such an important body. We discussed some very important issues pertaining to the legal community, which discussions will continue during this next week, and I look forward to continuing my service with the House of Delegates in the future.”
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Bashian & Farber, LLP Sponsors Meet the Judges Event at Pace Law School

   Meet the Judges 10.21.15

         Every year members of the legal community come together at Pace Law School at the annual Meet the Judges Event. Hosted by the Westchester County Bar Association, the event’s mission is to provide a venue for students attending Pace Law School to meet members of the judiciary.

This year the event was sponsored by Bashian & Farber, LLP, and attended by several of the firm’s staff including: Partner James L. Hyer, Associate Andrew Frisenda, Associate Jillian K. Markowitz, Associate Jordan C. Conger, and Paralegal Caitlin Baranowski. Mr. Hyer commented, “I am so proud that Bashian & Farber, LLP, had the opportunity to support such a fine event which attracted the participation of members of the bench at all levels of government, who interacted with the students in attendance,” and we look forward to sponsoring the event next year as well.

 

Bashian & Farber Sponsors Veteran’s Day event at the VA Hospital

On Veteran’s Day, Paralegal Caitlin Baranowski, Legal Assistant Elizabeth Troyano and James L. Hyer, Esq., attended an event sponsored by Bashian & Farber, LLP, at the VA Hospital in Montrose, NY. The event provided Bingo games, prizes, and refreshments to elderly veterans living in the senior center. The firm sponsored and assisted the Westchester County Bar Association with this event to thank the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

Bashian & Farber Participates in the New York State 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament

The New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and Pace Law School collaboratively held the New York State 2015 High School Mock Trial Tournament last month. Students were provided with materials including rules of procedure, evidence and pleadings, pertaining to a fictitious case wherein they were assigned to represent one of the parties. Bashian & Farber was pleased to support the event by having James L. Hyer serve as a competition judge at the Westchester County Courthouse. Following the mock trial, Mr. Hyer noted that “It was remarkable to see how prepared the students were and they had worked to develop their advocacy skills. I can’t wait to participate again next year.”

 

James L. Hyer, Keynote Speaker at Law Day

James L. Hyer (far right) with WCBA President-elect P. Dan Hollis III, WCBA Executive Director Donna Drumm, County Clerk Timothy Idoni, and WCBA Board Member Tejash Sanchala.
James L. Hyer (far right) with WCBA President-elect P. Dan Hollis III, WCBA Executive Director Donna Drumm, County Clerk Timothy Idoni, and WCBA Board Member Tejash Sanchala.

In the continuance of a tradition which began in 1958, each year the President of the United States has annually recognized Law Day, during which citizens around our nation gather to recognize the struggles of workers in their fight for better wages and working conditions, as well as to honor the rules of law and judicial system we have developed in the United States.

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Westchester County Bar Association Leadership Awards

On May 21, the Westchester County Bar Association held its Annual Leadership Award’s Ceremony at the Westchester Hills Golf Club. One of the honorees was James L. Hyer, a Senior Associate at Bashian & Farber, LLP.

At Bashian & Farber, LLP., our attorneys have a long tradition of participating in professional associations within the legal community, including the Westchester Bar Association, Senior Partner Gary E. Bashian having served in many roles including President, and Senior Partner Irving O. Farber having served in many roles including one of the Judicial Screening Committee Chairs. The associates in the firm have sought to continue that tradition and as such, Mr. Hyer currently serves as the Co-Chair of the LGBT Sub-Committee. He has worked on many projects with the Westchester County Bar Association benefiting the Neighbor’s Link in Mt. Kisco which serves the immigrant community with events including a Glove, Hat and Scarf Collection during this past winter.