Free Books Offered with Children’s Rights Council Membership

 

Children's Rights Council  pic
Children’s Rights Council
Image: crckids.org

The recipient of a Client Distinction Award from Lawyers.com and Martindale.com, Marc Rovner is an attorney who serves as director of business development at BETA Abstract LLC. A resident of East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner volunteers with numerous nonprofit organizations. One group, the Children’s Rights Council (CRC), named him Man of the Year in 2004.

Incorporated in 1985, the CRC works to ensure that children have meaningful relationships with both their mother and father despite the marital status of the parents. The nonprofit primarily leads advocacy efforts at both the state and federal levels to bring about fair outcomes for both children and parents. Interested supporters are encouraged to sign up for a one-year membership, which comes with access to CRC resources as well as a package of the three following books.

1. Life’s Little Tribute Book for Fathers – Following his book A Hero in Every Heart, H. Jackson Brown Jr. details a collection of heartwarming thoughts and perspectives about dads in this small-format book.

2. The Two of Us: A Book About Mothers and Daughters – Written by Sara Schapiro and Ellen Small, this book dives into the relationship between mothers and daughters and captures the honest sentiments, secrets and confessions, and tender moments they share.

3. What’s Dad Thinkin’? – David Butler offers readers a unique and often-funny perspective on fathers in this illustrated book that highlights the idiosyncrasies that make dads so strange and beloved.

Advertisements

The Early History of Baseball

 

Baseball pic
Baseball
Image: history.com

Marc Rovner, a title insurance attorney with more than 29 years of legal experience, oversees the entire legal department of BETA Abstract, LLC, as senior staff attorney and director of business development. An avid sports fan, Marc Rovner of East Rockaway, New York, enjoys playing baseball and has been part of a men’s baseball team since 1993.

Many historians agree the game of baseball evolved from rounders, a British game that involved two teams who ran safely to a base after hitting a ball with a bat. Early documentation of the game has been found during the late 1700s and early 1800s. During these early stages of the sport, small towns formed teams while large cities created baseball clubs.

Alexander Cartwright, the father of baseball, created the first official rules for the sport in 1845. These rules, written for Cartwright’s New York baseball club, the Knickerbockers, have largely remained the same over the years.

By 1846, the first recorded baseball game occurred. This game pitted the Knickerbockers against another New York baseball club. Although the Knickerbockers lost, this event began the growth of amateur baseball. Eventually, 25 amateur teams got together to discuss the rules of competitive games and they formed the National Association of Baseball Players, the first organized baseball league, in 1857.

Although the number of baseball clubs dropped during the Civil War, the sport remained a popular hobby among Union soldiers and rapidly picked up speed once the war was over. In 1868, more than 100 baseball clubs had been formed and started charging admission to their games on a regular basis.

In 1869, the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, was formed and paid players quickly became the norm within the sport.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews

Martindale-Hubbell pic
Martindale-Hubbell
Image: martindale.com

East Rockaway resident Marc Rovner is an experienced attorney that currently serves as the general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC. In 2015, Marc Rovner was a recipient of the Client Distinction Award, an honor that recognizes attorneys who achieve a client review average of 4.0 to 5.0.

The award is designed to recognize quality of service, value, responsiveness, and communication with clients. It is administered by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading provider of websites that connect attorneys with their peers and prospective clients. Through sites such as on Martindale.com, Lawyers.com, and Nolo.com, Martindale-Hubbell gathers ratings for attorneys and recognizes high achievers.

To enroll in the client review system at Martindale-Hubbell, an attorney must first create a profile and provide the college and law school they graduated from. The year and state where they first received bar admission is also a requirement. Once a profile is set up, it is grouped into a specific practice area to allow for comparison of attorneys with similar legal expertise. Website subscribers can then nominate former clients to submit reviews, which are treated anonymously by Martindale-Hubbell.

The NHL Careers of Three Prominent Boston University Alumni

Keith Tkachuk pic
Keith Tkachuk
Image: nhl.com

The recipient of the 2004 Children’s Rights Council Man of the Year award, East Rockaway native Marc Rovner is an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience. When he isn’t working as an attorney, Marc Rovner enjoys following his favorite sports teams, including the Boston University (BU) Terriers men’s hockey team.

BU has produced dozens of players who have gone on to successful careers in the National Hockey League (NHL). Below are three of the most prominent.

1. Keith Tkachuk – The 19th overall selection in the 1990 NHL Draft, Tkachuk is the top-scoring BU alumnus with 1,065 points in 1,201 career NHL games. In his one season with BU in 1990-91, Tkachuk scored 17 goals and added 23 assists in 36 games.

2. Tony Amonte – A fourth-round pick in the 1988 NHL Draft, Amonte played with Tkachuk at BU in 1990-91 and recorded 68 points in 38 games. The following year, as a rookie in the NHL, he scored 35 goals for the New York Rangers. He retired following the 2006-07 season with 900 points in 1,174 career games.

3. Jack Eichel – Though he is much further back on the list of all-time top scorers at the NHL level from BU, Eichel has a chance to be at the top by the time he retires. The 20-year-old recorded 71 points in 40 games in his one season with BU, and has 113 points through his first two seasons in the NHL.

Rangers Draft Lias Andersson Seventh Overall

Lias Andersson pic
Lias Andersson
Image: nhl.com

The recipient of a bachelor’s in political science from Boston University, Marc Rovner also earned a juris doctor from the school and has since accumulated nearly 30 years of experience as an attorney. Though attorney Marc Rovner attended school in Boston, he is a native of East Rockaway, New York, who counts himself a passionate fan of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) New York Rangers.

The Rangers entered the 2017 NHL Draft with the 21st overall pick, but, seeking to shed salary and improve its prospect depth, New York dealt veterans Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the draft. Stepan played 515 games for the Rangers and recorded 360 points, while Raanta spent the past four seasons as a backup with the Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks. DeAngelo, meanwhile, is a 21-year-old defenseman who appeared in 39 games for Arizona last season and recorded 14 points. He was drafted 19th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.

With the seventh overall selection, the Rangers added standout Swedish center Lias Andersson. The 18-year-old spent the 2016-17 season with HV71 of the SHL, where he scored nine goals and added 10 assists in 42 games. He also scored three goals in seven games for Sweden at the World Junior Championships. He agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Rangers on July 13.

Pro Bono Legal Efforts in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Marc Rovner, Attorney  pic
Marc Rovner, Attorney

Born in East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner is general counsel for Beta Abstract LLC. Marc Rover leverages his position as an attorney to provide pro bono legal services in his community. In 2012, he was awarded the Boston University School of Law Alumni Award for his pro bono work on behalf of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread destruction across the Atlantic region, severely impacting communities in New York and New Jersey. FEMA and other agencies responded with crucial services. However, they were not the only professionals helping. Many attorneys volunteered their services, in key legal areas including the following:

Employment concerns. Many people lost their livelihoods in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Attorneys helped people access employment consulting services and address issues of employment discrimination.

Landlord and tenant disputes. Pro Bono NJ considered this area to be one of the region’s top two legal concerns following the hurricane. Some people were prohibited from entering their homes, and many landlords failed to make appropriate repairs.

FEMA appeals and insurance claims. Pro bono volunteers helped homeowners navigate the complicated processes of filing claims and appealing rulings. Some were denied FEMA assistance, and others struggled to receive sufficient funds through their homeowners or flood insurance policies.

Five Towns Community Chest – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors pic
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Image: communitychestss.org

A native of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for Beta Abstract LLC. In addition to his work as an attorney and executive, Marc Rovner supports local charities, including Five Towns Community Chest. The organization awarded him its Award for Community Service in 2012.

Five Towns Community Chest is an organization of neighbors helping neighbors in New York’s Five Towns area. The Community Chest offers financial support to a range of local charities, all of which sometimes and eventually render aid as appropriate to local people in need.

The organization’s work centers on its Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. When local residents experience hardships – such as the loss of a job – they can reach out to this service for assistance. The program helps recipients to pay bills, feed their families, and access special services for their children. Community members who need financial assistance may apply for help at www.communitychestss.org.