2013 Award Ceremony Photos

Committee on Children and the Law

2013 Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Award


The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Children and the Law each year presents the Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare to recognize individuals who have done outstanding work to improve New York's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The Committee on Children and the Law created the award in 1986. It is named for retired Court of Appeals Judge Howard A. Levine (Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP), who was the first chair of what was then called the Special Committee on Juvenile Justice. He has been and continues to be a strong proponent and leader in the effort to improve New York ’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq. (Director Office of Attorneys for Children) and Glenn R. Metsch-Ampel, Esq. (Deputy Executive Director Lawyers for Children) are the recipients of the 2013 Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law. Awards were presented at a ceremony at the State Bar Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A Special Recognition Award was also presented to Honorable Edward O. Spain.


2013 Award Recipients

Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq.
Director, Office of Attorneys for Children
Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Glenn R. Metsch-Ampel, Esq.
Deputy Executive Director
Lawyers for Children

2013 Chair and Winners
Photos (left to right):
Glenn R. Metsch-Ampel, Esq., Karen Fisher-Gutheil, Esq. and Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq.


2013 Levine and Winners
Honorable Howard A. Levine, Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq. and Glenn R. Metsch-Ampel, Esq.


2013 James
Honorable Howard A. Levine, Honorable Edward O. Spain, Harriet R. Weinberger, Esq.,
Seymour W. James, Jr., Esq. and Glenn R. Metsch-Ampel, Esq.