New York-based attorney Justino Garcia represents clients in bankruptcy, divorce, family law, and personal injury cases, with special expertise in adoption law. Professionally active, Justino Garcia maintains membership in the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association.
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is preparing to host its 2014 Annual Meeting, which will be held January 27 through February 1, 2014, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. In its 137th year, the meeting will also serve as the venue for meetings of various sections of the NYSBA, including business law, family law, general practice, intellectual property law, trial lawyers, and senior lawyers. The program for the 2014 meeting is sponsored by the Committee on Children.
Established in 1876, the NYSBA is recognized as the biggest and oldest state bar association in the United States. With more than 77,000 members representing every city and county in New York, the organization is committed to educating the general public regarding the legal profession; responding to the changes of an ever-evolving society; and upholding the highest standards of the judicial process.
Justino Garcia has served as a New York-based lawyer for more than two decades. A graduate of the California Western School of Law and member of the New York State Bar Association, Justino Garcia specializes in adoption law, bankruptcy, personal injury, and consumer rights.
In the State of New York, consumer rights legislation is managed by the Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection. This division provides a number of services that benefit consumers within the state, including information about available services and up-to-date alerts.
The Division of Consumer Protection upholds the rights of each New York state citizen as described by the New York State Do Not Call Law of 2001 and provides registration services to help citizens enroll in the National Do Not Call Registry. The division also offers warnings to consumers regarding scams that might come in the form of an airline ticket deal or a credit card application. Some scams are even perpetrated by individuals who claim to be with the, using the organization’s trusted reputation as a disguise to gather personal information.
Justino Garcia has managed his own law firm since 1991, specializing in adoption and guardianship law. A longtime resident of New York City, Justino Garcia enjoys spending his free time following New York Knicks basketball.
New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson recently told reporters that the starting shooting guard position would be up for grabs at the outset of the 2013-2014 NBA season. Iman Shumpert has proven to be an elite perimeter defender over the course of his first two NBA seasons, starting in every game last season for the Knicks, including 12 playoff starts. Shumpert’s defensive prowess may be trumped by the offensive outburst of J. R. Smith, who won last year’s Sixth Man of the Year award on the back of a career-high 18.1 points per game. Following the franchise’s first playoff series win in more than 11 years, the Knicks have high hopes for the upcoming season and the development of both Smith and Shumpert.
For nearly two decades, attorney Justino Garcia has helped to facilitate adoptions for individuals, couples, and families in New York City. Exclusively representing adoptive parents, Justino Garcia assists with adoptions in several categories, including domestic and foreign, step-parent or other family member, and adult and newborn. Families considering adopting can learn about a few of the different types of adoptions available.
Closed vs. open adoption – A closed adoption is one where there is no contact and no personal information exchanged between the adoptive and birth families. An open adoption allows for occasional contact between the adoptee, adoptive parents, and birth parents, whether through an exchange of photos or letters, or in-person meetings.
Domestic vs. international adoption – Domestic adoption refers to an adoption that takes place within the United States, while international adoption involves adopting a child from another country. Parents wishing to pursue an international adoption must satisfy the requirements of both their home state in the United States and those of the country from which they are adopting the child.
Agency vs. private adoption – An agency adoption is one that is arranged by either a private or public agency. A private adoption is one that is arranged by a third party such as a physician or attorney, or in some cases it is arranged directly between the birth and adoptive families.
Justino Garcia, an experienced attorney based in New York City, specializes in adoption law. An active professional, Justino Garcia is a member of several law-related organizations, including the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Founded by nine attorneys in 1946, the AAJ is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving a fair criminal justice system by working in support of plaintiff’s attorneys and their efforts to protect the rights of their clients. Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the AAJ has undergone several name changes since its founding, but its mission to safeguard victims’ rights and to work as an advocate for injured persons has always remained at the heart of the organization.
After the attacks on September 11th, 2001, the AAJ responded by forming Trial Lawyers Care, an initiative that provided pro bono legal services to families seeking assistance through a newly created federal fund for victims of the attack. Through the initiative, over 1,100 attorneys from around the world volunteered their services and provided representation to more than 1,700 families. Today, Trial Lawyers Care continues to partner with nonprofit and charitable organizations as well as individuals across the country on a variety of pro bono, community outreach, and disaster relief projects.