The LI Law Podcast

Ep 48: Roseanne Dorfman discusses the U.S. Census and why it is important that every Long Island resident is counted.

May 14, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

During the Covid-19 health crisis, episodes will be published as soon as they are recorded to keep listeners updated on the most up-to-date legal developments on Long Island. 

Today we are focusing on the United States Census, which determines for the next 10 years how many members of the House of Representatives will represent Long Island and how federal funds will be distributed throughout the United States.  The greater our response, the more federal funds (and members of the House of Representatives) Long Island will receive.

Our guest on this 48th episode is Roseanne Dorfman, Administrative Assistant to both the Outreach Services Department and the Digital Resources Department of the Nassau Library System (NLS).  The Nassau Library System is a cooperative library system chartered under New York State Educational Law 255.  It is a consortium comprised of 54 member libraries and a Service Center for the libraries. Each member library is independent, autonomous, supported by local taxes, and governed by its own board of trustees. All public libraries in Nassau County are members of the NLS.  Prior to the current health crisis, the NLS was scheduling the Outreach Census Van to visit member libraries and other organizational census events. Unfortunately, 95% of those events were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which makes getting the word out about being counted even more important! 

Census website:

Census telephone number (interpreters available): 844.330.2020.

Roseanne is also the Program Coordinator for the West Hempstead Public Library.  The West Hempstead Public Library offers many virtual classes (e.g. exercise, Spanish language, book discussion, etc.) to residents and non-residents alike.  Here is the website:

If you have specific questions about WHPL programming, please e-mail Roseanne directly.

Here is Roseanne Dorfman’s contact information:

Telephone: (516) 481-6591 x 13


If you reside in Nassau County and do not have a library card, you may apply for a digital card to allow you remote access to all library resources online for free:

Thank you, Roseanne, and welcome to the podcast!

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Zehava Schechter, Esq. specializes in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

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