NOTICE TO THE BAR: The Annual BCBA & BCBF Holiday Toy Drive

The Bergen County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Foundation are sponsoring its annual holiday toy drive until Wednesday, December 18th. The toys will benefit children in the Bergen County’s Family Shelter, Head Start, and Social Services Programs.

Please deliver new unwrapped toys on or before Wednesday, December 18th to the BCBA/BCBF Office Headquarters at 15 Bergen Street in Hackensack, NJ.

Please see the attached flyer link below for more information.


Young Lawyers Section Swear-In New Officers

Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Mizdol swears-in the Association’s Young Lawyers Section Officers for 2019-2020 at the September Dinner Meeting in Bonefish Grill in Paramus. Sarah N. Gloates-Horta succeeds Toni Ann Marabello as President of the Young Lawyers Section. She is joined by President-Elect Kali A. Trahanas and fellow officers: Gregory C. Ein, Matthew M. Nicodemo, and Bodgan A. Kachur.

The Bergen County Bar Association Hosts its Annual Professionalism in the Law Seminar and Awards Dinner

The Bergen County Bar Association hosted its Annual Professionalism in the Law Seminar and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 16th. BCBA President Andrew J. Cevasco (Left) presented Michael “Jerry” Breslin (Second from Left) with the first annual Albert Burstein Attorney Public Service Award. Thomas Loikith (Far Right) was presented with this year’s Hon. Peter Ciolino Professional Lawyer of the Year Award. Featured speaker at this year’s awards dinner was New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.


This year’s Diversity in the Profession Award recipient is recently retired, long-time Teaneck Municipal Court Judge, James E. Young, JMC. Judge Young has served as a Municipal Court Judge for more than 30 years. Approximately 200 friends, family, and colleagues joined to celebrate Judge Young’s career and contributions promoting diversity within the legal profession.

Bergen County Bar Association Association Officer Jason E. Foy monerated the event introducing Superior Court Judge and featured speaker Hon. Magali Francois, JSC; as well as Municipal Court Prosecutor Linda H. Schwager, Esq., and Teaneck Municipal Court Judge Erica Jungblut.

The event was held on Thursday evening, April 11th at The Terrace in Paramus, New Jersey.


On March 21st, the Bergen County Bar Association hosted our 120th Annual Meeting & Beefsteak Dinner. At this annual celebration, the Bergen County Bar Association congratulated our outgoing Association President Thomas Loikith (left) for his years of dedication and service as President, and welcomed our incoming President, Andrew J. Cevasco (right) for his coming year of service.


Our Annual Meeting & Beefsteak Dinner held the swearing of the Oath for new President, Officers, and Trustees. The Bergen County Bar Association welcomes Louis L. D’Arminio, Jessica A. Gomperts, Joseph L. Mecca, Jr., and Victoria R. Pekerman as the new trustees and new additions to the Bergen County Bar Association representation. The Bergen County Bar Association welcomes Laura C. Sutnick as the newly elected Officer Secretary for the Bergen County Bar Association, as we look forward to her provided service and ambition.(New BCBA Trustee Victoria R. Pekerman (far left) and New BCBA Secretary Laura C. Sutnick (far right))


Bergen County Assignment Judge Bonnie J. Midzol had delivered the Oath of Office to swear-in the new members of the BCBA Board of Officer and Trustees. After delivering the of Oath of Office, Hon. Daniel P. Mecca (ret.) had delivered his Annual Report of the Bench and Bar to the attendance of the Bergen Bar Association.


Lou Acevedo, New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association President Hector Ruiz, and Bergen County Bar Association President Thomas Loikith, Esq. at the Hispanic Bar Association Annual Dinner