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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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President Obama Nominates Judge Lippman to State Justice Institute

May 23, 2012: President Obama nominated New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman for a position on the 11 member board of the State Justice Institute.  The Institute, formed in 1984, is a not-for-profit organization which works to improve the administration of justice in the state courts through innovative problem solving and coordination between state and federal courts.  If confirmed, Judge Lippman will be the first New York State Judge named to the Board since the 1980′s.  As Chief Judge of New York State, Judge Lippman has implemented an initiative to examine and rectify the causes of wrongful convictions and has been an outspoken proponent of expanding access to legal services by the poor.  NYSACDL presented Judge Lippman with the Hon. William Brennan Award for Outstanding Jurist at its 2012 Annual Dinner.  Judge Lippman also received the William Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from the National Center for State Courts in 2008 among other distinctions.