REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
Each year, the Real Property Law Section has honored an outstanding individual real estate practitioner with its Professionalism Award. The Sectionâ€ďż˝s Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 award, to be presented at the Sectionâ€™s Annual Meeting luncheon in January.
Some of the criteria which are used to identify an individual are as follows:Â
1.Â The nominee possesses in her/his practice a continuing civility and appreciation for others.
2.Â The individual possess an outstanding level of competence Âlegal ability Âand achievement.
3.Â The nominee has in her/his practice made a strong contribution to the development of the practice of law, the improvement of the practice of law, particularly in the field of educationÂfrequent lectures in CLE programsÂwritingsÂpublications.Â
4.Â The nominee over the years has engaged in mentoring of younger attorneys.
5.Â The nominee has involved herself/himself in Bar activities, both on the local level and the State level, holding positions as an officer or chairing committees, etc.
6.Â The nominee has been a voice on legal issues.Â
7.Â The nominee has throughout his/her career maintained the highest ethical standards.
Send a letter of recommendation to the address listed below, there is no nomination form. Multiple nominations for the same individual are welcome, as are endorsements by local county bar associations.
Nomination deadline: October 14, 2016
Letters, endorsements, etc. should be mailed to :
Peter Coffey, Esq.
Professionalism Award Chair
224 State StreetÂ
Schenectady, New York 12305
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
2000Â â€“ Eugene Morris
2001Â â€“ James M. Pedowitz
2003Â â€“ Bernard Rifkin
2004Â â€“ John E. Blyth
2005Â â€“ Harold A. Lubell
2006Â â€“ John Hall
2007Â â€“ Prof. Robert Zinman
2008Â â€“ Mel Mitzner
2009Â â€“ Lorraine Power Tharp (posthumous)Â
2010Â -Â Bill Colavito
2011Â â€“ Joshua Stein
2012Â â€“ Karl Holtzschue
2013Â â€“ no award presented
2014Â â€“ Michael J. Berey
2015Â -Â Peter V. Coffey
2016 - Andrew L. Herz