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Nassau Bar Association Names Albertson’s John Zenir Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for April 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

  • Organization: Nassau County Bar Association

Mineola, Long Island, NYAlbertson attorney John Zenir began his legal career the way every new attorney should:  by volunteering to represent those members of the community who would otherwise have no access to justice.  It is a winning combination that continues to this day, more than 20 years later.   For his continuing commitment to pro bono service,  Nassau County Bar Association President Marian Rice has named him Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for April. 

Initially, Zenir volunteered once a week representing victims of domestic violence at the Pro Bono Project of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV), and at clinics for child support representation operated through Nassau Suffolk Law Services.  John’s initial volunteer work in these two areas allowed him to hone his skills in negotiation and trial matters in the family law field. He continues to volunteer on a regular basis to aid indigent people with their Family Court and/or matrimonial matters.

Zenir owned a janitorial supply business in New York City for 20 years before deciding to attend Touro Law School, where he earned his law degree. Since beginning his practice in 1992, Zenir has been an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, serving on the Board of Directors, chair of the Lawyer Referral Service Committee and the Family court Law and Procedure Committee, as well as serving on the Judiciary Committee. He is also active with the Suffolk County Bar Association,  Legal Aid Society, the Nassau County Family Court Attorneys For Children and 18B panels, as well as the New York State Bar Association where he is a member of the Association's standing Committee on Children and the Law.  Since 2010 Zenir has been selected as a member of "Super Lawyers" published by the New York Times.

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, senior citizen and mortgage foreclosure 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. WE CARE, the NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (translation services available), email info@nassaubar.org, or visit www.nassaubar.org.

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