On Wednesday, September 12, the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) held its 22nd Annual Public Service Awards Reception. Chaired by former NYCLA President Catherine A. Christian and held at the Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, the
Awards Reception honored public sector attorneys and featured special remarks by Preet Bharara, United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Since 1990, NYCLA has annually presented its Public Service Awards to honor lawyers in the public sector who have distinguished themselves as role models, innovators, and problem solvers of complex legal issues. The Awards recognize the efforts of lawyers who dedicate themselves to public service but whose achievements are not often publicly acknowledged.
The 2012 award recipients are Jane Azia, bureau chief, Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection, Office of the New York State Attorney General; Carolyn Coffey, supervising attorney, Consumer Rights Project, MFY Legal Services; Kevin Egan, principal legal adviser, Statewide Electronic Filing Program, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County; Abigail Everett, senior supervising attorney, Center for Appellate Litigation; Elie Honig, assistant United States attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; Jessica Rose, director, Community and Economic Development Unit, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, Legal Services NYC; and Gail Rubin, division chief, Affirmative Litigation Division, New York City Law Department.