Highlights of the January 2013 House of Delegates Meeting:

• The House elected the 2013-2014 officers and members-at-large of the Executive Committee.

• Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented a memorial to Honorable Theodore T. Jones, Jr., Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, who passed away in November 2012. IN addition, he addressed the House with respect to the status of Unified Court System initiatives.

• The Ruth G. Schapiro Award was presented to Kathryn Grant Madigan, past president of the Association.

• The House approved a report from the Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation to incorporate conflict defender standards into the NYSBA Standards for Providing Mandated Representation.

• The House approved the report and recommendations of the Special Committee on Voter Participation with respect to increasing voter registration and improving the voting process.

• The House approved the report and recommendations of the Task Force on Family Court relating to measures that would enable Family Court to better meet the demands placed upon it.

• The House approved the report and recommendations of the Committee on Civil Rights to limit the use of solitary confinement in New York correctional facilities.

• The House approved amendments to the Association’s Lawyer Referral Service Plan and the Guidelines of the Committee to Review Judicial Nominations.