Presented By: NYSBA Local and State Government Law Section
Staff Liaison & Contact: Emily Kurtzner, Liaison and Program Manager – [email protected] – 518-487-5570
Purpose: To recognize excellence by a member of the legal profession in the commitment to, and performance of, public service over the course of an exemplary career.
Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2023
Date Award Presented: During NYSBA Annual Meeting – Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Award Criteria: Nominees must epitomize a commitment to the highest and noblest calling afforded by the legal profession – furtherance of the public welfare primarily through work in government or non-profit legal services – over the course of their careers. Their efforts must demonstrate a longstanding commitment to service, honor and integrity. Recipients must have been admitted to the New York bar for at least 10 years, the majority of which should be in government or non-profit legal services.
Judging Committee: NYSBA Local and State Government Law Section Executive Committee will select the recipients upon consideration of recommendations by its Public Service Awards Committee.