NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR 2009 LEVINE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE
York State Bar Association is seeking nominations for the 2009 Howard A.
Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. The
award is sponsored by the Association’s Committee on Children and
the Law and will be presented in the spring at the StateBarCenter. The award recognizes individuals
who have done outstanding work to improve New
York’s child welfare
and juvenile justice systems.
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
improve New York’s
child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Supporting materials, such as letters in support or letters of
reference, should be sent to Committee on Children and the Law, New York
State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY12207. The deadline for nominations is
March 5, 2009.
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 New
York and the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have
continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more
than 130 years.
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