Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Awards

STANLEY H. FULD AWARD

The Stanley H. Fuld Award was created by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section in honor of the late Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.  The Section presents the award annually at its Annual Meeting luncheon in January to recognize outstanding contributions to the development of commercial law and jurisprudence in New York State.

Award Criteria: Member of the legal profession who has significantly contributed to the practice of commercial law and litigation in New York.
Nomination Deadline: September 1st 
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section's Annual Meeting Program in January 
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ROBERT L. HAIG AWARD

Award Criteria: Long-Standing member of the legal profession who has rendered distinguished public service. 
Nomination Deadline: February 1 
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section's Spring Meeting
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SHIRA A. SCHEINDLIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE COURTROOM

The Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom was created by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section in honor of the Section's former Chair, who served as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York from September 1994 through April 2016.  Prior to serving as a United States District Judge, Judge Scheindlin served as a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the general counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and a commercial litigator in private practice.   

The Section will present the Award annually in November, on or around the date when women received the right to vote in New York State in 1917.  The Award will be given to a female litigator who has distinguished herself in the courtroom in either the Federal or State Courts in New York and who has shown a commitment to mentoring young attorneys in the legal community.   

George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award

Award Criteria: The award is given for legal excellence, community commitment and mentoring
Date Presented: The award is presented at the Section's Smooth Move Program 
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