Nassau County Bar Association, headquartered in Mineola, has installed a new president.
Rosalia Baiamonte, a partner of of the matrimonial law firm Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, is the bar association’s 120th president.
During her term, Baiamonte plans to raise funds for the bar association’s Lawyer Assistance Program, and create new diversity and inclusion initiatives, among them, a bar association scholarship and pre-law society for college students interested in law.
“The tapestry of our association becomes richer because of diversity,” Baiamonte said in a statement. “Diversity encompasses not only gender, race, and sexual orientation, but also ethnic and national origin, religion, geographic location, work experience, economic background, age, and disability.”
“As diversity increases, so does our strength and capability as a bar association,” she added. “Through increased diversity, our organization can more effectively address societal and member needs through a collection of varied perspectives, experiences, knowledge and understanding.”
Baiamonte focuses on a full range of matrimonial issues and substantial appellate advocacy experience, having prosecuted, and defended dozens of notable appeals involving complex matrimonial and family law issues. Her practice extends to collaborative interdisciplinary divorce.
She will serve a one-year term as president of the bar association.
Baiamonte was installed by Stephen Gassman – her mentor and business partner, as well as a past president of the bar association – at a ceremony held on June 7. She was installed with new NCBA officers, including Sanford Strenger, president-elect; Daniel Russo, vice president; James Joseph, treasurer and Hon. Maxine Broderick, secretary.