NCBA Dinner Gala Update

February 1, 2021:

Due to the progression of COVID-19, and concerns for the health and safety of staff and guests, the NCBA has made the difficult decision to further postpone the May Gala. The Bar will announce a new date for later in 2021 when it is determined that it is safe for guests to attend an in-person event.

The honorees being recognized this year include 77th Distinguished Service Medallion Honoree, Christopher T. McGrath, NCBA Past President, Past Co-Chair of WE CARE, and Partner at Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, Coffinas & Cannavo; President’s Award Recipient Hector Herrera, NCBA Building Manager; and NCBA Members who have been admitted to the New York Bar for fifty, sixty, and seventy years for their years of service to the legal profession.

Although the Coronavirus has hindered the NCBA from being able to hold large in-person gatherings, our honorees deserve to be recognized despite the circumstances. In light of this decision, the Bar will move forward with the creation of the Dinner Gala Journal, which highlights the accomplishments of our honorees. The journal is an invaluable way to show support for the honorees in a safe and contact-free way. Due to the event’s delay, the NCBA will honor not only last year’s fifty-, sixty-, and seventy-year honorees, but this year’s as well.

Below, you will find a journal ad form listing ad options, pricing, and the full names of all honorees. To purchase a journal ad, forward the ad form to the NCBA Special Events Department at or contact (516) 747-4071. We hope you will join us in paying tribute to these deserving individuals.