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Awards Committee



The Awards Committee was formed in 2007 to serve as the MCBA clearinghouse in nominating members and others for awards given both by the MCBA and by other bars and organizations statewide and nationally.   The Committee meets monthly and, with the input of members, seeks to identify worthy candidates for various awards and to facilitate their nominations. Members of the Committee are chosen from current and past bar leaders, the judiciary, and community leaders.

Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

This award acts as a memorial to Charles F. Crimi, Esq. and his fearless and unselfish dedication to the principle that the poor and disadvantaged are entitled to equal treatment under the law. It is our hope that this award will not only honor Charlie’s memory but also, be an incentive to other practicing attorneys to emulate hi high ideals, dignity and absolute dedication to the fair administration of justice in our community. This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.

2014 Recipient: Catherine M. Callery

Emerging Bar Leader Award

This award recognizes a member of the Monroe County Bar association that has been admitted 10 years or fewer and who has made a significant contribution to the Bar Association through participation on committees or other Bar Association sponsored activities and who has demonstrated the potential to be a leader in the profession.  This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.

2014 Recipient: Penny A. Dentinger

Outstanding Jurist Award

This award recognizes a local jurist who has contributed extraordinarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Luncheon.

2014 Recipient: Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman

Raymond J. Pauley Award

To honor the memory of Raymond J. Pauley, Esq., an attorney who contributed greatly to the continuing legal education mission of the MCBA, by recognizing an attorney’s dedication and service to the MCBA Academy of Law. This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.
 
2014 Recipient: Brian J. Barney

Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award

This award recognizes and individual who is either a member or an employee of the MCBA and who has made a significant contribution to the Bar Association through participation on committees or other Bar Association sponsored activities. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Luncheon.

2014 Recipient: Mayor Thomas S. Richards

Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service

This award recognizes an attorney who, is in retirement or semi-retirement from the practice of law or government service who has contributed extraordinary and voluntarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association.  This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.

2014 Recipient: Elaine Z. Cole

Nomination Form

Chair
Hon. Thomas M. Van Strydonck

MCBA Staff Liaison
Ginny LaCour