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Committee on Attorney Professionalism

The mission of the Committee is to encourage civility to adversaries, officials, colleagues, clients and others, and to foster integrity, decency and client service – always with an eye towards advancing the ethical code of the profession.

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Committee Roster

Mr. Richard M. Gutierrez, Esq.

Executive Committee Liaison

Ms. Marion Hancock Fish, Esq.

Mr. Richard Rifkin, Esq.

Ms. Pamela McDevitt, Esq.

Nysba Staff Liaison


Ms. Lillian M. Moy, Esq.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Inc.

Ms. Melissa O'Clair

Administrative Support


Ms. Glinnesa D. Gailliard

Vernadette Horne

Ms. Amy L. Christensen, Esq.

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

Ms. Isabel Miranda, Esq.

Hon. Brian J. Herman

Ms. Robin S. Abramowitz

Mr. Thomas R. Scanlon, Esq.

Ms. Jennifer L. Clarke

Mr. Itai Maytal, Esq.

Ms. Carla L. Miller, Esq.

Mr. Remo A. Hammid, Esq.

Mr. Jean-Claude Mazzola, Esq.

Ms. Amy M. Pontillo, Esq.

Mr. James Edward Moon

Lic. Lesley E. Niebel

Faraci Lange LLP

Mr. Ryan Mckenzie Paul Cloutier, Esq.

Mr. James Michael Black II, Esq.

Mr. Norman J. Resnicow, Esq.

Ms. Elizabeth Evans Erickson

Ms. Maryann Concettina Stallone, Esq.

Mr. James Jackson Bilsborrow, Esq.

Ms. Maureen Anne McAndrew, Esq.

Ms. Karen P. Simmons, Esq.

Mr. Michael J. Riela

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Mr. Philip H. Schaeffer

Mr. Vincent J. Syracuse, Esq.

Mr. Paul E. Pontiff, Esq.

Mr. Peter V. Coffey, Esq.

Mr. Robert I. Kantowitz, Esq.

Ms. Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.

Ms. Lucille A. Fontana, Esq.

Ms. Grace Marie Ange, Esq.

Mr. Andrew L. Oringer, Esq.


Ms. Vivian D. Wesson, Esq.


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“Attorney Professionalism” Defined Attorney Professionalism refers to those qualities and attributes of a lawyer reflecting honor, integrity, civility, and commitment in the practice of law.…

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