January 24, 2013
ROCHESTER ATTORNEY JAMES M. PAULINO II RECEIVES
STATE BAR’S OUTSTANDING YOUNG LAWYER AWARD
Rochester native James M. Paulino II is the 2013 recipient of the
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given by the Young Lawyers Section of
the New York State Bar Association.
The award honors a young lawyer for outstanding service to both the
community and legal profession. Paulino received the award on January 23
during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in New York City.
“Jimmy Paulino’s love for the law and commitment to
making his community a better place are unmatched. While maintaining a
busy caseload, he is a positive role model for at-risk youth and a
rising bar leader,” said Michael L. Fox of Walden (Jacobowitz
& Gubits), chair of the Young Lawyers Section. “We are pleased
to recognize Jimmy’s achievements and proud example. He is richly
deserving of this honor.”
Paulino is an associate at Faraci Lange in Rochester where he
concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, personal injury law
and medical malpractice cases.
He is a past chair of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Young
Lawyers Section and was the section’s delegate to the American Bar
Association’s Young Lawyers Division. He received the Monroe
County Bar Association’s Emerging Leader Award in June 2012.
Through the Monroe County Bar, Paulino became involved with the
Rochester Teen Court Initiative, a diversion program for young adults
who have committed first-time, nonviolent crimes. Young lawyers work
closely with the teens and serve as positive role models.
Within the State Bar Association, Paulino is a member of the Young
Lawyers Section and the Committee on Court Structure and Operations. He
chairs the committee’s Subcommittee on E-Filing and co-authored
its “Report on the Status of E-Filing in New York Courts,”
which was approved by the State Bar’s Executive Committee in March
The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in