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 2012.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.


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