As part of the luncheon, the Justice Louis J. Capozzoli Gavel Award will be presented to Hon. Robert S. Smith, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals, by Hon. James M. McGuire, partner, Dechert LLP, and former associate justice of the Appellate Division, First Department. This Award commemorates the life of Justice Louis J. Capozzoli, a lawyer and judge who was devoted to public service and embodied the highest ideals of the profession. NYCLA established this award in 1984, and it has been given each year since then to distinguished attorneys and judges.
Hon. Zachary W. Carter, partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, will offer Law Day remarks. Law Day will also honor the 25 Years of Judicial Service of Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, chief of Policy and Planning, Office of Court Administration; and Hon. Douglas E. McKeon, administrative judge for Civil and Criminal Matters, Twelfth Judicial District.