Highlights of the June 2011 House of Delegates Meeting:

• The Root-Stimson Award was presented to Robert Michael Greene of Buffalo in recognition of his medical missions to Haiti.

• The Committee on Membership reported the results of the three-year Challenge that had been launched on January 1, 2008.

• Vincent E. Doyle III was formally installed as President of the Association, with the oath of office being administered by Past President Maryann Saccomando Freedman.

• The House approved the report of the Task Force on New York Law in International Matters, which contains recommendations to encourage the use of New York law as an international standard and New York as a forum for dispute resolution.

• The Attorney Professionalism Award was presented to James P. Bessette of Malone.

• The Special Committee on Discovery and Case Management in Federal Litigation presented an informational report regarding preservation and spoliation of electronically stored information.

• The House approved the report and recommendations of the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct to add 12 new comments and seven amended comments to the Rules of Professional Conduct.

• The Task Force on Family-Friendly Issues reported on initiatives being reviewed by the Task Force to encourage family participation in Bar activities, including the development of a “best practices” guide for sections and activities scheduled for families during meetings.