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March 4, 2011

NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 JUDGE BERNARD S. MEYER SCHOLARSHIP

$5,000 Scholarship Open to Second-year Students Enrolled in New York State Law Schools

ALBANY - The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2011 Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is open to all second-year (2L) students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York as of the spring 2011 semester.

An essay that relates to the law and displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills must be submitted for consideration of this scholarship. The application deadline is April 1, 2011. The scholarship will be applied to the student's tuition for the 2011-12 academic year.
 
The scholarship honors Judge Bernard S. Meyer for his outstanding work and dedication to the law. It was established in 2004 by the law firm, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., Garden City. It is administered by The New York Bar Foundation.

Judge Meyer was an associate judge of the state Court of Appeals from 1979-1986. Prior to that, he served 14 years as a Justice of the state Supreme Court.  He practiced with Meyer Suozzi from 1987 until his death in 2005. He also was special Deputy Attorney General of New York in charge of the Special Attica Investigation and a member of the Governor's Commission on Integrity in Government.

Founded in 1960, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. represents corporate, institutional, governmental and individual clients. In five practice locations (Garden City, Melville, New York City, Albany and Washington DC), the 65-lawyer firm includes former judges and government officials as well as leaders of civic and legal communities.

For further information about the scholarship, please visit www.tnybf.org or contact The New York Bar Foundation at 518/487-5651 or foundation@tnybf.org. Established in 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession.