Hon. Denny Chin to Receive NYCLA’s Edward Weinfeld Award on October 27
October 12, 2010 – New York, NY – The New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Federal Courts Committee is recognizing the Honorable Denny Chin, Circuit Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, by presenting him with NYCLA’s Edward Weinfeld Award at the annual Luncheon Honoring the Federal Courts in New York City on Wednesday, October 27 at the NYCLA Home of Law at 12:00 p.m..
The Edward Weinfeld Award acknowledges distinguished contributions to the administration of justice and is named for the Honorable Edward Weinfeld (1901-1988). Judge Weinfeld served as a District Judge for the Southern District of New York for nearly 40 years and was the oldest active District Judge in the United States at the time of his death. Judge Weinfeld was known for his dedication and fairness of such a high order that he became a legend in legal circles. The Edward Weinfeld Award is presented each year to a member of the bench or bar who has made distinguished contributions to the administration of justice. The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, received the award in 2009.
The award will be presented by Michael D. Patrick, Esq., a partner at Fragomen, Del Ray, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP.
Hon. Denny Chin
Previously a federal district judge in Manhattan, Judge Chin is a former president of the Asian-American Bar Association of New York and member of NYCLA’s Judicial Section. He has done volunteer work for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. A graduate of Princeton University and Fordham University School of Law, Judge Chin is currently the only active Asian-American judge on any U.S. Court of Appeals and the first to be appointed outside the Ninth Circuit.
Luncheon tickets are $125 each or $1,500 for a table of ten with a firm placard. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check, made payable to NYCLA, to the Luncheon Chair, Vincent Chang, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual identity. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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