March 17, 2010


Annual Citation Honors Special Achievements of Public Service Attorneys and Law Offices

ALBANY-The New York State Bar Association is seeking nominees for its Citation for Special Achievements in Public Service. Sponsored by the Committee on Attorneys in Public Service, the citation recognizes unique or special achievements made by public service attorneys or public service law offices in relation to a particular event that impacts the public. The 2010 citation will be presented on June 16, 2010 at the State Bar Center in Albany.

"Every day, public service attorneys make vital and invaluable contributions to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers, often in a quiet, unrecognized manner. This award shines a light on their hard work and tireless commitment in effectively meeting the needs of our citizens,' said Committee Chair Hon. Peter S. Loomis of Albany (New York State Department of Transportation). "We look forward to again honoring the outstanding achievements of some of New York's best public advocates."

The deadline for nominations is April 16, 2010. Nominations should be directed to Patricia K. Wood, CAE, senior director, Membership Services, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, faxed to 518-487-5579, or e-mailed to For more information, please visit:

Last year's inaugural winners were: Amy Pitcairn Barasch of Albany (executive director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence; and Erin Noelle Guven of White Plains (Legal Services of the Hudson Valley).

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. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.