❑ Amanda Fried, Esq. has been awarded WBASNY's Emerging Leader award for the Westchester Chapter. Emerging Leader honorees exemplify the commitment and leadership of WBASNY’s mission of promoting the status of women and children in the courts and in society into the future.
❑ Rebecca McCloskey, Esq. has recenty been appointed as a Co-chair of the Litigation Committee and Janeen Thomas, Esq has been appointed as a Co-chair to the Diversity & Inclusion Commitee.
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
by Angela Morcone Giannini, Esq.
On January 29th, 2020 I had the great honor of receiving the New York State Bar Association Award for Attorney Professionalism. The presentation took place at the NYSBA’s Annual Meeting in New York City.
While the event took place less than two months ago, little did we all know that day, that our world as we knew it, was about to change in ways we never imagined.
As I think back upon my acceptance speech, I am now even more steadfast in my beliefs about the practice of law and the importance of civility and professionalism. I wish to share some excerpts from my speech with you.
I have always believed that it is a privilege to practice law and that it is our duty to practice in a civil and professional manner. Civility is best defined as courtesy, dignity, graciousness, politeness and decency. Professionalism involves both civility and ethics, dedication to producing our best work product for our clients and undertaking pro bono efforts to help those in need. Professionalism and civility benefits all of us: lawyers, judges and the public.
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