Judicial Section Awards

ADVANCEMENT OF JUDICIAL DIVERSITY
The NYSBA Judicial Diversity Award serves to recognize individuals for their efforts to promote diversity on the bench throughout New York State.  Recipients will embody the New York State Bar Association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the judiciary.

2017 recipient: The Honorable William C. Thompson
2016 recipient: The Honorable Edwina Richardson-Mendelson
2015 recipient: The Honorable Karen K. Peters

DISTINGUISHED JURIST AWARD
To honor a jurist who embodies the highest ideals of the Judicial Section and recognize judicial excellence and extraordinary commitment to the rule of law.

2017 recipient: The Honorable Lawrence K. Marks
2015 recipient: The Honorable Betty Weinberg Ellerin
2014 recipient: The Honorable Judith S. Kaye