Resolution J1133-2013

Honoring Stephen W. Schlissel Esq. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Nassau County Bar Association



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Stephen W. Schlissel Esq. upon the occa-
sion of his designation for special recognition by the Nassau County Bar
Association on May 11, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration  to  their  colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Stephen  W.  Schlissel  Esq.  upon  the  occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Nassau County Bar  Association  to  be  cele-
brated  at  its  114th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at
the Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, Long Island; and
  WHEREAS, A Nassau County native, Stephen W. Schlissel is a graduate of
the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,  and  Harvard  Law
School, cum laude; and
  WHEREAS,  For  34  years,  Stephen  W.  Schlissel taught as an adjunct
professor at Brooklyn Law School, and for 20 years, he  was  an  adjunct
professor at Hofstra Law School; and
  WHEREAS, Stephen W. Schlissel is a founding and the managing member of
Schlissel  Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC of Garden City, Long Island, New York;
he is also a co-founder of  P.E.A.C.E.  (Parent  Education  And  Custody
Effectiveness)  which  established  a  program for educating parents and
children in divorce situations; and
  WHEREAS, He served as co-Chair of a National Joint Task Force  of  the
American  Bar  Association's  Family Law Section, and the Association of
Family and Conciliatory Courts, which had the goal of establishing stan-
dards and models for Parent Education Programs in other localities; and
  WHEREAS, Stephen W. Schlissel was chosen as one of the  top  attorneys
in  the  United  States  in  all editions of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
(Woodward/Whitel), only one of less than 250 family law attorneys to  be
so chosen; and
  WHEREAS, Continuously designated a "Super Lawyer", in 2010, Stephen W.
Schlissel  was  selected  as  one  of  the top 100 Super Lawyers, out of
65,000, in the New York City Metropolitan area; and
  WHEREAS, He served for more than seven years as a member of the Griev-
ance Committee for the 10th Judicial District, and was appointed to  the
Committee on Character and Fitness; and
  WHEREAS,  Stephen W. Schlissel is also a member of the Board of Gover-
nors of the  New  York  State  Attorney-Client  Fee  Dispute  Resolution
Program, a member of the joint First and Second Department Mental Health
Professional  Review  Committee,  and  the Financial Chair of the Nassau
County Bar Association's WE CARE Fund; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Stephen W. Schlissel is a co-Chair of the Nassau
County Judicial Committee on  Women  in  the  Courts;  he  has  lectured
throughout  the  country  and  authored  and  co-authored many articles,
thored  with  The Honorable Bernard S. Meyer, then of the New York State
Court of Appeals, published in the NEW YORK STATE BAR JOURNAL; and
  WHEREAS, Stephen W. Schlissel is the original author of  a  two-volume
  WHEREAS,  One  of  the  outstanding  trial  lawyers in New York State,
Stephen W. Schlissel has also established new law on appeal in a  number
of cases; he was the first attorney in New York State to obtain an Order
prohibiting a mother from smoking in the presence of her children; and

  WHEREAS,  Stephen  W.  Schlissel  is a member of numerous professional
associations, some of which include: the American Academy of Matrimonial
Lawyers, and the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar  Associ-
ations, as well as the New York State Family Law Section; and
  WHEREAS, Moreover, Stephen W. Schlissel is a Diplomate of the American
College  of Family Trial Lawyers, membership in which is limited to only
100 attorneys across America; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Stephen  W.  Schlissel
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS,  With  him  throughout have been his wife of almost 53 years,
Joan, and their three daughters and three sons-in-law, as well as  seven
grandchildren,  all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Stephen W. Schlissel  has  displayed
throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the  maintenance  of  high  standards  in  their
profession,  certainly  have  earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Stephen W. Schlissel Esq. upon the occasion of his designation for
special  recognition  by  the  Nassau  County Bar Association; and be it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Stephen W. Schlissel Esq.


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