LAW FIRM NEWS
In January 2021, JASON PAUL, a talented actor and award-winning children's book author, contacted me and asked if I would be interested in volunteering some of my legal services to help a 7-year old talented and aspiring author have her first book professionally edited, illustrated and published. All of the proceeds will be going to a trust for her education and, by her choice, "toys for all the children who don't have them". Of course I was willing and excited to be a part of this beautiful project! Working with Jason Paul, gifted illustrator, Luigi Cannavicci, her teacher, Courtney Lee Simpson, and family, we are working to make this dream come true for Elizabeth Gibson!
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Organized fundraiser and sponsor for "save the stages" for 89 North Music Venue. DANNY MIRANDA, of Blue Oyster Cult, helped us out with raising money and promoting 3 amazing Long Island Bands, MJT, WAKE THE SUN AND JELLYBAND.
Link to the entire concert and fundraising event here.
'the law firm of maria scheuring" nominated for "best law firm in long island 2021"
2018 - DATE: EXECUTIVE MUSIC DIRECTOR - ALIVE AFTER FIVE FESTIVALS, PATCHOGUE, NY
Since 2018, I have been the Executive Music Director for the Alive After Five Festival in Patchogue, New York. I was personally responsible for reviewing and selecting all the Musicians and Bands to play on each of the stages on each of the four nights of the Summer Festival. As a Member of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, and an Attorney who is also a Musician, I was asked to and privileged to take on this task. I worked closely with the Executive Board at the Chamber and Blue Point Brewery to chose bands that represented the themes of the festival: Pride, Military and Veterans, Women in the Arts and Cultural Diversity. As an attorney I personally negotiated, drafted and executed all the contracts between the Musicians and the Sponsors. Each of the Festival nights were heavily attended and averaged 20,000 to 30,000 attendees.
Shortly after my first Alive After Five involvement, the Village of Patchogue was named one of only four in the United States, "2019 Great Neighborhoods" by the American Planning Association, and received such recognition for demonstrating the importance of creating a "vibrant and sustainable community".
2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020: PRO BONO AWARD RECIPIENT
The Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation, have honored me with Awards for each of the years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, for the Pro Bono work I have done with Matrimonial Clients. I have been particularly inspired to assist my clients that have been victims of domestic abuse and violence, and helping them seek freedom, peace and justice.
APRIL 2017: PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH
I am extremely grateful and honored to be named "PRO BONO ATTORNEY OF THE MONTH" by The Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation. It's humbling to be recognized for just doing what I can to help those in need, but hoping to be an example of service to others. Thank you!