We are proud to congratulate NCWBA Treasurer, Elaine M. Colavito, Esq., for being chosen as one of the 2015 Long Island Public Interest and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Recipients at the Touro's 21st Goods and Services Auction held on March 11, 2015*.
Elaine M. Colavito is an associate with the Firm who concentrates her practice in matrimonial and family law, civil litigation and immigration matters. She was previously associated with a civil litigation law firm on Long Island.
Ms. Colavito is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York County Bar Association. She currently writes a monthly column for The Suffolk Lawyer, a publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association, entitled "Bench Briefs." Ms. Colavito is also the author of an article entitled “Social Networking Sites and the Right to Privacy: Kathleen Romano v. Steelcase and Educational Institutional Cooperative Services, Inc., Index No.: 2233/06,” Medicine and Law Committee Newsletter, Winter 2011, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Colavito graduated from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007) and holds an undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., summa cum laude, 2003). She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
*Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Touro Law Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, funding stipends for students to work in public interest or non-profit organizations. The Auction also recognizes attorneys for their commitment and dedication to pro bono and public interest work through the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Program, chaired by Lois Carter Schlissel of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.