Each year, the Suffolk County Bar Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to a senior at a public or private Suffolk County high school who plans to attend a four-year college immediately after graduation. The award is designed to promote good citizenship and social awareness as well as to encourage students to think about larger social issues and see themselves as valuable members of their communities. Along with lists of their accomplishments and activities, applicants must submit an essay addressing a social issue that concerns them. The essay is heavily weighted in the scholarship committee’s decision.
The Suffolk County Bar Association was incorporated in 1908 with the purpose of promoting legal reform, encouraging a spirit of congeniality among its members, upholding high standards in the legal profession, and facilitating justice. It reaches out to the community by providing pro bono legal services and other initiatives, such as the scholarship program.
Legal professionals at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., are members of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Many of the partners at Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., choose to remain actively involved with their professional and local communities. Kelly Ann Poole, for example, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Touro Law School in addition to mentoring the institution’s students. Touro Law School provides a range of opportunities, including dual degree programs, through which students can jumpstart their careers while still in school. Students may participate in dual degree programs for a variety of reasons, including preparing for a specific legal focus, increasing qualifications, and a obtaining a broader perspective on legal issues.
At present, students at Touro Law School can enroll in two dual degree programs. The joint program with the Touro Graduate School of Business allows students to earn a JD and an MBA simultaneously. This path prepares students for a career in corporate law and advances their skills in the general business of law. A second option combines the Touro JD with an MSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This program addresses the intersection of the legal process and social service.