Category: News Releases

NYSBA President Scott M. Karson Applauds President Biden’s Decision to Lift Restrictions on Transgender Service Members

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

State Bar Announces Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award Winner

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.

New York State Bar Association Honors Rochester Attorneys

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.