NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR 2009 LEVINE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE
The Committee on Children and the Law created the award in 1986. It is named for retired Court of Appeals Judge Howard A. Levine (Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP), who was the first chair of what was then called the Special Committee on Juvenile Justice. He has been a strong proponent of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems and a leader in fostering improvements.
Nominees must have worked in the area of juvenile
justice and child welfare. Nominations
should include a narrative describing the individual’s efforts to
Past recipients include Hon. Edward O. Spain (Appellate Division, Third Department), Prof. Merill Sobie (Pace University School of Law), Margaret Burt, Esq., Prof. Jane Spinak (Columbia Law School), Mishi Faruqee (Juvenile Justice Project Correctional Association), Prof. Sarah H. Ramsey (Syracuse University College of Law), Hon. Joseph M. Lauria (New York City Family Court), Hon. Sharon S. Townsend (Erie County Supreme Court), Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr. (NYS Court of Appeals), Hon. Judith S. Kaye, (Retired Chief Judge, NYS Court of Appeals), and Matilda Cuomo, the former First Lady of New York.
The 76,000 member New York State Bar Association is
the official statewide organization of lawyers in