NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION RECEIVES NYS CONFERENCE
OF BAR LEADERS LARGE BAR ASSOCIATION AWARD OF MERIT
Award given for projects to help prevent mortgage
NEW YORK—The New York State Conference of Bar Leaders today
announced that the Nassau County Bar Association has received its 2010
Award of Merit for Large Bar Associations (2,000 members or more). The
awards honor local bars for their public service and innovative
programming to enhance the public’s understanding of the law.
Recipients were honored at a January 29 breakfast during the New York
State Bar Association’s 133rd Annual Meeting at the Hilton New
York in New York City.
The Nassau County Bar Association was honored for designing a public
service project to help Nassau County residents keep their homes by
avoiding mortgage foreclosure during the continuing housing crisis. The
project helps provide free legal assistance to Nassau homeowners on how
to stave off foreclosure. To date, the NCBA has held eight Mortgage
Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinics. Fifty-three attorneys have
volunteered their time and talents to help more than 350 individual
residents and families keep their homes while educating many more people
about the foreclosure process.
“Local bar associations from Long Island to Buffalo play an
important role in educating the public and improving access to the
justice system with innovative and timely programs that meet real
community needs,” said New York State Bar Association President
Michael E. Getnick (Getnick Livingston Atkinson & Priore, LLP of
Utica and of counsel to Getnick & Getnick of New York City).
“The State Bar is pleased to honor all the awardees for their
terrific work in helping the public, and I commend the Nassau County Bar
Association for its excellent efforts on behalf of these homeowners in
“Long Island had the highest foreclosure rate in New York
State, and the Nassau County Bar Association did an incredible job of
educating its community about all aspects of the mortgage foreclosure
process,” said Linda J. Clark of Albany (Hiscock & Barclay
LLP), chair of the Conference of Bar Leaders. “I am very honored
to present our Award of Merit to them, and I applaud their valuable
contributions to helping struggling families save their homes during
this difficult economic time.”
Awards were given in three member categories—small, medium and
large bar associations in New York. They recognize outstanding programs
sponsored by local, ethnic, specialty, minority and women’s bar
associations. The awards program also serves to inform bar leaders about
new activities and programs that promote public welfare, public
understanding of the law, and attorneys’ professional
Formed in 1979, the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders provides
a forum to exchange information among local bar leaders, as well
as between the state bar and bar leaders.
Founded in 1876, the 77,000-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.
State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public
and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.
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