Month: January 2014

January 31, 2014: New York State Bar Association Elects 2014-2015 Officers

David P. Miranda of Albany (Heslin Rothenberg Farley and Mesiti) today was named president-elect designee of the New York State Bar Association. The House of Delegates, the association’s governing body, elected Miranda during its Annual Meeting in New York City. He will begin a one-year term as president-elect on June 1, 2014, and a one-year … Continued

January 31, 2014: Mount Kisco Attorney John Marwell Receives State Bar’s Attorney Professionalism Award

Mount Kisco attorney John S. Marwell is the 2014 recipient of the Attorney Professionalism Award, given by the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association. The award recognizes a member who displays the highest standards of professionalism, commitment to promoting respect for the legal system, outstanding ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, … Continued

January 31, 2014: New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Honors Three Bar Associations

The Conference of Bar Leaders, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, has honored three bar associations with its 2013 Bar Leaders Innovation Awards. The awards recognize exemplary and creative programs sponsored during the past year by local, ethnic, specialty, minority and women’s bar associations. “Bar associations continually provide unique programs to meet the … Continued

January 30, 2014: New York State Bar Association Honors Eight for Distinguished Service in Criminal Justice

The New York State Bar Association has honored eight attorneys and jurists for their contributions to the criminal justice community in 2013. The awards, given out by the Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, were presented January 30 during the association’s Annual Meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. “This year’s class … Continued

January 29, 2014: Fiona Sampson Receives New York State Bar Association’s Distinction in International Affairs Award

Fiona Sampson of Toronto, executive director of the Equality Effect, is the 2014 recipient of the Distinction in International Affairs Award, given by the New York State Bar Association’s International Section. The award recognizes those who have made a major contribution to international peace, understanding and democracy. Sampson received her award on January 29 at … Continued

January 29, 2014: New York City Attorney Receives State Bar’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Muhammad Usman Faridi, a Manhattan attorney who has combined his passion for human rights with a successful legal career, has been awarded the State Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for 2014. The award, presented by the association’s Young Lawyers Section, honors attorneys in practice for fewer than 10 years who have demonstrated outstanding service … Continued

January 29, 2014: Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo Receives State Bar’s Excellence in Public Service Award

Hon. Victoria A. Graffeo, senior associate judge of the Court of Appeals, is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Public Service Award, given by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorneys in Public Service. The award recognizes public sector attorneys who demonstrate a “higher calling” by an extraordinary commitment to service, honor … Continued