Albany Law School Dean Alicia Ouellette has
recognized New York State Bar Association President David P. Miranda with the
Dean’s Medal for his exemplary contributions to the legal profession and the
law school community.
“The connection between this year’s awardee
and our school could not have been stronger,” said Ouellette, speaking at the
school’s commencement in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on May 20. “Our awardee made it
his mission to be present on campus to connect our students to the practicing
bar and to help our students find jobs. He’s also one of ours.”
A 1988 graduate of Albany Law School,
Miranda is a partner with Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, an
intellectual property firm based in Albany. He began his one-year term as
president of the State Bar Association on June 1, 2015.
“As an Albany Law School grad, you have a
foundation not only to be a great lawyer, but to be a leader in our community,”
Miranda told graduates.
“Always remember why you want to become a lawyer and the passion that
brought you this point.
As you move forward with your career, find your way to follow that
passion and to hold on to it and never lose sight of who or what brought you to our noble profession,”
Miranda’s remarks can be viewed at:
The New York State Bar Association is the
largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.
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