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Sherry Levin Wallach

Sherry Levin Wallach, President

Sherry Levin Wallach is the deputy executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. A former chair of the Criminal Justice and Young Lawyers Sections, Levin Wallach served as NYSBA secretary for four terms, was a vice president from the Ninth Judicial District to the Executive Committee, chaired the Membership Committee and co-chaired the Task…

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Sherry Levin Wallach is the deputy executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County.

A former chair of the Criminal Justice and Young Lawyers Sections, Levin Wallach served as NYSBA secretary for four terms, was a vice president from the Ninth Judicial District to the Executive Committee, chaired the Membership Committee and co-chaired the Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs. Levin Wallach serves on the Committee on Professional Discipline, the Committee on Mandated Representation, the Committee on Immigration Representation, and is a former chair of the Resolutions Committee. She is also a member of the Women in the Law Section, the Criminal Justice Section, the Trial Lawyers Section, the LGBTQ People and the Law Section and the Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section. She is a Former Co-Chair of the Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs and a subcommittee chair for the Task Force on Parole Reform.

Levin Wallach is co-founder of the NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy, an annual program offering five days of intensive trial training, where she is a team leader and lecturer. She has assisted NYSBA CLE on expanding the Trial Academy to have a series of virtual lectures on trial practice that run live from June to December. She chaired this year’s inaugural Virtual Trial Academy.

Levin Wallach organizes and lectures at continuing legal education programs for NYSBA, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Westchester County Bar Association on the topics of criminal and civil trial practice, ethics and DWI. She has written a chapter on DWI defense, “Best Practices for Defense Attorneys in Today’s DWI Cases,” in Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, as well as articles on criminal justice issues and trial practice.

Levin Wallach concentrates her practice on criminal defense. She has also practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration, real estate and general civil litigation in the state and federal courts. She is admitted to practice in New York, the U.S. District Courts for New York’s Southern and Eastern districts and the U.S. Supreme Court. She served on both the Westchester and Putnam County 18B panels under their assigned counsel plans, which provide criminal defense for indigent people.

She is a former assistant district attorney of Bronx County. Levin Wallach was principal at her law firm Wallach & Rendo, LLP for approximately 14 years and of counsel to both Bashian Law (formerly Bashian & Farber), and Brown Hutchinson.

Levin Wallach earned her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law (now the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University) and her undergraduate degree from George Washington University.

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Richard C. Lewis

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Taa R. Grays

Secretary

Domenick Napoletano

Treasurer

T. Andrew Brown

Immediate Past President

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The Executive Committee is composed of the officers of the Association, together with vice-presidents from each of the thirteen judicial districts in the state (the 1st district has two vice-presidents), eight members-at-large, and the immediate past president. All officers are elected to serve one-year terms.

All members of the Executive Committee also serve in the House of Delegates.

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