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The purpose of the Local and State Government Law Section shall be to serve, educate and provide a common meeting ground and impartial forum for those attorneys, whether in the public or private sector engaged in dealing in any capacity with issues in local or state government law. The Section shall carry forward the work of the New York State Bar Association by:

(a) Providing a common meeting ground and impartial forum for those members of the Bar who are engaged in dealing with problems in local and state government law in any capacity;

(b) Furthering a better understanding of local and state government law through the holding of meetings and seminars, the making of studies, surveys and analysis and the dissemination of current information concerning judicial decisions, legislation and other matters of interest to attorneys practicing local and state government law;

(c) Formulating and submitting to the members of the Section and the Association, such reports and recommendations as may be deemed useful to the profession and advisable in the public interest;

(d) Reviewing pending legislation and promoting or opposing the same in the name of the Section (or one of its committees) and, whenever in its judgment necessary or appropriate, initiating legislation;

(e) Furthering the public interest through the practice of local and state government law; and

(f) Furthering access to justice through the promotion of voluntary participation in regional and local pro bono programs.

Contact the Local and State Government Law Section Liaison

To learn more about this Section, please contact Cathy Teeter
[email protected]
(518) 487-5573

Sharon Berlin

Sharon Berlin

Ms. Berlin is a partner in Lamb & Barnosky. She represents management in public and private sector labor and employment law matters, including investigations, discrimination and harassment, disciplinary proceedings, arbitrations, collective bargaining, wage and hour, and federal and state court litigation. She also serves as general counsel to school districts.

Within the State Bar, Ms. Berlin most recently was the Local and State Government Law Section’s first chair. She previously chaired the section’s Employment Relations Committee. She also is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section. She is a past chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law and Labor and Employment Law Committees and of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee.

Ms. Berlin has been named a Best Lawyer in America© for Labor Law – Management, Best Lawyers Women in the Law – Labor and Employment Law, a Super Lawyer in the New York-Metro Area in Labor and Employment Law, a Super Lawyer Top Woman Attorney in the New York-Metro Area and one of the 10 leaders in Employment Law on Long Island. She has been listed in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Employment Law, Who’s Who in Labor Law, and Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services. Ms. Berlin has received numerous accolades including 2016 Outstanding Women in the Law, Business Leader of the Year, the ASIS Public Private Partnership Award, the Nassau County Bar Association’s Directors’ Award and the Long Island Business News’ 40 Under 40 Award. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, co-chaired the Honorary Board for the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Nassau Academy of Law.

Ms. Berlin was a co-editor-in-chief of the Third Edition of the Public Sector Labor and Employment Law treatise. She has written articles for the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Lawyer, the New York State Bar Journal, and the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter. Ms. Berlin was a chapter editor for the American Bar Association treatise “Discipline & Discharge in Arbitration.” She has lectured at programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau/Suffolk Academies of Law, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Society for Human Resource Management and others.

Ms. Berlin is an honors graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the George Washington University National Law Center.

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