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NYCLA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENT:
LUNCHEON HONORING THE FEDERAL COURTS IN NEW YORK CITY
October 18, 2007 – New York, NY – On Tuesday, October 23, the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Federal Courts Committee will host its annual luncheon honoring the Federal Courts in New York City, beginning at 12:00 PM at the Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street. Hon. Pierre Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, will receive the Edward Weinfeld Award for distinguished contributions to the administration of justice.
Stephen E. Kaufman, Esq., a lawyer in private practice in New York who, among other things, served as Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York from 1964-1969, will present the award to Judge Leval.
The luncheon is one of several events that NYCLA is sponsoring during its Centennial year celebration, which commenced in April 2007 and ends in December 2008. NYCLA (www.nycla.org) was founded in April 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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