Betty Lugo, a founding member of Pacheco & Lugo, the first Hispanic women-owned law firm in New York, received the 2020 Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award on Tuesday during the New York State Bar Association’s Women in Law section meeting.
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Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, a partner at Paul, Weiss in New York City, will be the keynote speaker at a “virtual lunch” held by the New York State Bar Association’s Judicial Section from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, the final day of the association’s two-week Annual Meeting. Chief … Continued
Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement in response to President Joseph Biden’s executive order lifting restrictions on transgender military service members: “Today we celebrate a decision that brings us another step closer to a stronger and more inclusive armed forces. The New York State Bar Association … Continued
New York State Attorney General Letitia James will deliver the keynote address and receive an award for her leadership and commitment to advancing access to justice for all New Yorkers by the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) President’s Committee on Access to Justice (PCAJ) on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the 2021 NYSBA Annual Meeting.
Named in honor of Kay Crawford Murray, this award honors an individual, who in the spirit of Ms. Murray, recognizes the value of diversity in the legal profession and is committed to advancing attorneys who are women. Murray, who passed away in 2018, was the first recipient of the award in 2008.
The award recognizes those who have made a major contribution to international peace, global understanding, and democracy. UNODA will receive the award on Jan. 27 during NYSBA’s Annual Meeting.
Justice Kennedy will receive the 2021 John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award and Justice Chambers will receive the inaugural Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Beacon Award — both awards are being presented by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
The award was established in 2012 to honor the legacy of Samuel E. Kaynard, a nationally recognized expert in the field of labor law and labor-management relations. To be considered, students must be enrolled at one of New York’s 15 law schools and be nominated by their dean or a professor or practicing attorney.
Scott Fein of Albany, senior partner of Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, is the 2021 recipient of the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award presented by the 50+ Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Fein will receive his award on Jan. 28 during the association’s Annual Meeting. The award recognizes dedicated senior members of the legal profession who have generously provided pro bono service in New York.
Leon T. Sawyko (Harris Beach) will receive the Real Property Law Section’s Attorney Professionalism Award on Jan. 21 and Heather Neu, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, has been named the Young Lawyers Section Outstanding Young Lawyer and will be honored on Jan. 27.