Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (PAD) - The purpose of this Fraternity is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
Mr. Milgraum has been an integral part of PAD since 1983. He was a founding charter member and officer of the Touro Chapter at Touro College School of Law. He was a founding charter member of the Brooklyn-Queens Alumni Chapter. Mr. Milgraum was elected to the esteemed level of "International Associate Tribune", sitting on the International Tribunal for the fraternity. Mr. Milgraum has been appointed to the Dispute resolution Committee for the 2022 -2024 biennium. He is currently the "District Justice" for District XXI guiding the following chapters: Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law – Lowenstein Chapter • Columbia University School Of Law – Livingston Chapter • Fordham University School Of Law – Wormser Chapter • New York Law School – Tilden Chapter • New York University School Of Law – Rapallo Chapter • Pace University School Of Law – Homburger Chapter • Rutgers University School Of Law – Jackson Chapter • Seton Hall University School Of Law – Paterson Chapter • New Jersey Statewide Alumni Chapter • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - New York City Alumni Chapter.
Milgraum Family Service Grant
At the 62nd Biennial Convention of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International the formation of the “Milgraum Family Service Grant” was announced. The members, delegates and their family members were urged to apply for the Grant so that the inaugural winner of the grant could be announced at the convention.
The Milgraum Family Service Grant has been established, by this firm and members of the Milgraum Family, to honor the unquestionable community service which is provided by “First Responders” and to show appreciation to those family members of “First Responders” who are subject to stressors felt by the unpredictability of the life of a “First Responder”.
The service grant is in memory of, and to honor, the lifelong service of Sergeant Stanley Milgraum, a retired New York City policeman who became a practicing attorney after his retirement from the NYC police department.
The Service Grant is awarded each year (so long as the funding exists) to a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, in good standing who is, or has been, a “First Responder” or to an immediate family member of a “First Responder”. The Grant consists of a single award of $250.00 given to the recipient who is encouraged, but not obligated, to give “with no strings attached”, the monies to an individual, or individuals, of the recipient’s own choosing whom they believe would best benefit from receiving those funds [NO EXPLANATION REQUIRED].
The inaugural recipient of the Milgraum Family Service Grant (2018) is Alyssa V. Soto (Goldwater Chapter), who was in attendance at the convention as a student delegate for her chapter. Ms. Soto was honored for her service to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, as a “Police Communications Dispatcher” and for her service to Goldwater Chapter. Ms. Soto graciously accepted the grant and pledged the monies received to the family members of Trooper Tyler Edenhoefer who lost his life on July 25, 2018.
The second recipient of the Milgraum Family Service Grant (2019) is Allison J. Bloom, Esq. (Wm. O. Douglas Chapter), an attorney who practiced in the limited area of "Emergency Medical Service (EMS)" law. She graciously accepted the grant and donated the funds to the Easton Volunteer EMS where she spent many years volunteering her services.
The third recipient of the Milgraum Family Service Grant (2020) is Ashley Rushton (Troy University Pre-Law Chapter), a child of a first-responder who experienced the sacrifices a police officer endures and the impact felt by the family.
The fourth recipient of the Milgraum Family Service Grant (2021) is Jason Michael Ross, Esq. (Past International Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International) who not only practices law but is an active volunteer firefighter with the Bradley Beach Fire Department which was his chosen recipient of the grant award.
The fifth recipient of the Milgraum Family Service Grant (2022) is Katy Nadira, a first-year law student at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, AL. She is the daughter of a nurse who has worked in the medical field for almost 30 years and sacrificed time with the family practicing proper COVID-19 protocols. The grant will be used to assist Katy with her purchase of textbooks for her studies.
To be considered for the Milgraum Family Service Grant, you should fill out a “Grant Application” which can be found at https://www.pad.org/page/grants and send it to Emily Baranoski, Director of Law & Alumni Operations, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, 606 Baltimore Avenue – Suite 303, Towson, Maryland 21204. you will be requested to provide a short description as your duties as a “First Responder” OR how you are affected by the stressors of being a family member of a “First Responder”. If at the time of your application you have an idea as to how the grant may be used by you, feel free to provide the information as well. Applications should be submitted by May 31st of each year to be considered.
If you wish to contribute to said grant you may do so by contributing on the donation page at https://www.pad.org/page/grants or by contacting Emily Baranoski, Director of Law & Alumni Operations at 410-347-3118.
NJAPM - New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to:
fostering excellence in the field of mediation; promoting mediation by accredited mediators as the preferred method of conflict resolution; providing mediation education to the public, the government and the professions; accrediting professional mediators; protecting the public through "Standards of Conduct" and meeting members’ professional needs.
Sunfire High School
The mission of SunFire High Charter School is to provide students with a safe and nurturing learning environment that will help them achieve their goals – both academically and personally. By working with families and the community, all students can achieve their maximum potential. The staff and board are committed to working together to provide each student with the best possible education while instilling in every student the belief that they can succeed and become responsible, contributing members of society.