Upcoming Events

Dec.
14
Thu
Holiday Party
When: 6:00 PM
Where: Bella Gianna's
Jan.
11
Thu
CLE - Medicince in the Courtroom
When: 6:00 PM
Where: Banchetto Feast
Feb.
05
Mon
CLE - Diversity
When: 12:00 PM
Where:
Feb.
12
Mon
Mar.
08
Thu
CLE - Criminal Practice
When: 12:00 PM
Where:

Contact Us

Rockland County Bar Association
337 N Main Street, Suite 1
New City, NY 10956
E: office@rocklandbar.org
P: (845) 634-2149
F: (845) 634-1055
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST
Serving Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties
Rockland County Bar Association

RCBA Annual Awards

Since 1981 the RCBA has been giving annual awards in recognition of professional and community contributions to Members and Non-Members.  Below is a list of our Annual Awards and a description of the award.

THE LIBERTY BELL AWARD – est.1981

  • This award is presented on Law Day to a member of our Community for outstanding service in promoting a better understanding or respect for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our institutions of government. Generally this award is usually given to a non-lawyer. 

THE STERNS AWARD – est.1986

  • Given in the memory of Richard Sterns to a RCBA member who has made significant contributions to the Bar Association and the People of Rockland County over the year - service above self on behalf of the Association. This award is presented at the Installation Dinner in June.

THE LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD – est.2004

  • Presented to an individual for exemplary achievements as an attorney or judge over a career. This award is presented at the Annual Dinner.

THE BALSAMO AWARD – est.2006

  • This award is presented at the June Installation Dinner in memory of Joseph G. Balsamo, Esq., to a RCBA member who has gained significant respect from the members of the Bar and the public for his personal and professional contributions to both, while maintaining the highest form of integrity and professionalism while advocating for each. 

THE COMMITTEE CHAIR OF THE YEAR AWARD – est.2006

  • This award is given annually in recognition of a Chairperson’s outstanding service to the Bar Association.

THE NATALIE COUCH AWARD – est.2016

  • This award is dedicated to the memory of Natalie Couch, a pioneering member and president of the Rockland County Bar Association, who was a voting rights advocate and an influential community leader. The honoree should be someone whose own accomplishments have served to inspire others to overcome prejudice and barriers in attaining their goals for the benefit of our community. This award is presented at the Annual Dinner.