(Mineola, N.Y.)–To help support attorneys who currently practice in, or who are seeking to transition into, the field of adoption law, the Nassau County Bar Association has created the Adoption Law Committee and has appointed Diane L. Virzera of Massapequa as its first chair, and Aaron Britvan of Woodbury as its vice chair, it was announced today by NCBA President Emily F. Franchina. The new committee will broadly cover practice issues in domestic agency and private adoptions, international adoptions, foster care and step parent adoptions.
“More attorneys are becoming involved in adoption law, their interest often stemming from the satisfaction derived from helping their clients,” noted Franchina. “Whether the client is an adoptive couple seeking to form a family or a birth mother who wishes to place her child with loving parents, the attorney represents and guides them through one of the most transformative events of their lives.”
The Adoption Law Committee will promote high standards of professionalism and ethics in adoption law practice through education and collegial support. Members of the committee will monitor legal developments, discuss new issues and make recommendations to the NCBA Board of Directors on legislative initiatives such as recently proposed amendments to New York’s Infant Abandonment Protection Act.
The Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar in the country, has 38 committees in professional legal practice areas.
“We would like to express our appreciation for the opportunity that the Nassau County Bar Association has afforded to practitioners in adoption law to discuss legal developments and offer collegial support,” Virzera said.
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, mortgage foreclosure and senior citizen 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. For more information, call (516) 747-4070, email email@example.com, or visit www.nassaubar.org.
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