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Angelicque Moreno becomes an officer of the Brooklyn Bar Association

Angelicque Moreno, new treasurer of the Brooklyn Bar Association.

When President-elect Richard Klass is sworn in at a ceremony at Borough Hall months, he will be joined by his fellow officers, including the distinguished lawyer Angelicque Moreno.

The announcement that Moreno will be the new treasurer of the Brooklyn Bar Association was officially made at the annual meeting held earlier this month. She will join the following officers Joseph Rosato, president-elect, Anthony Vaughn Jr., first vice president, Christina Golkin, second vice president, and Daniel Antonelli, secretary.

Christina Golkin, second vice president of the Brooklyn Bar Association

Moreno is well known in the Brooklyn legal community due to her involvement in local bar associations, and she served as president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers from 2019 to 2020. She is the current treasurer of the New York State Bar. Association, Trial Section and Vice President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. As General Counsel, Moreno represents victims in personal injury cases. She began her career working for Manny Romero, former BBA President, and later for Scott Rynecki, BBA Administrator.

Moreno and her husband John Avanzino founded Avanzino & Moreno, PC approximately 16 years ago. In its history, the company has had at least 14 million-dollar verdicts.

The installation of Moreno, Klass and the other BBA officers will take place at Borough Hall on Monday, June 13. In addition to the officers, new administrators will also be installed, including Michael Farkas, Dean Delianites and Natoya McGhie.

First Vice President of the Brooklyn Bar Association, Anthony Vaughn Jr.

The Brooklyn Bar Association has already recognized two of its outgoing directors at the May 11 annual meeting, including Pauline Yeung-Ha and Adam Kalish. There was a brief ceremony where they received certificates.

Other facilities

Following the BBA installation ceremony, the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association will immediately host one of its own for incoming President Susan Mauro.

Mauro will be installed in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn will hold its own installation ceremony at its annual gala in El Caribe on June 24 for new president Salvatore Scibetta.

Scibetta will succeed Christopher Caputo, who served as president for two years during the COVID pandemic. Caputo has maintained the association by holding regular Zoom meetings throughout the pandemic.

Adam Kalish (centre) receives a certificate for serving as a BBA administrator for the past three years. Kalish is pictured with BBA President Armena Gayle and Treasurer Daniel Antonelli.
Photos of eagles by Rob Abruzzese

Celebrate 150

The Brooklyn Bar Association will host a 150th anniversary party on Thursday, June 2 where it will honor longtime executive director Avery Eli Okin, Steve Cohn and all past presidents. It is expected to be the biggest event for the local legal community in at least two years. He serves as the de facto retirement party for Okin, who has held the position for 36 years. There will be appetizers, cocktails, dinner, dancing, music and lots of big names. Nearly 50 local judges are registered to attend the event, including the Hon. Lawrence Knipel and the Hon. Matthew D’Emic. Many judges from the Second Department Appellate Division will also be present.

The BBA’s 150th Anniversary Dinner will not only bring together the bench and the bar, it will bring together many different stakeholders, including members of Brooklyn Defender Services, the District Attorney’s Office and many others.

There are still a few last minute tickets available on the BBA website –

Sponsorship opportunities are available

Please consider being a sponsor of our 150th anniversary dinner. We pay tribute to Avery Eli Okin, who is retiring after 36 years of service to the Association, to Steve Cohn and to all of our past presidents. If you would like to take a page in our digital program congratulating our winners in addition to a sponsorship, please email Joseph Rosato.

Sponsorships are available from $150 to $25,000. Please click here for details.

Robert Abruzzese is the former legal editor of Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the current Director of Membership Services for the Brooklyn Bar Association. Now as a legal columnist for the Eagle, Abruzzese writes about the BBA and the local legal community. For more information on joining the Brooklyn Bar Association, you can contact him by email at [email protected]