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Lissette Morales named court Employee of the Year

June 29, 2016 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Law secretary Lissette Morales (left) was named Employee of the Year during a ceremony at the Brooklyn Supreme Court. Morales is pictured with Hon. Laura Jacobson. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese
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Lissette Morales was named Employee of the Year by the New York State Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department during a special ceremony at the supreme court in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday.

“We are here today to honor one of the truly unsung heroes of the court — Lissette Morales,” proclaimed Justice Laura Jacobson, the chair of the Employee of the Year Committee. “She is one of the kindest and most industrious workers in this courthouse and is the mother to three terrific children.”

Morales is the law secretary to Jacobson and she also contributes to many different court-related organizations, including the Cervantes Society, the Secretary’s Association and the Bring Your Child to Work Day Committee. She also helps out with the National Association of Women Judge’s Women in Prison Committee.

On top of that, Jacobson explained, Morales is the sole supporter of her three children and finished her bachelor’s degree at the New York City College of Technology in 2010. She is also the first person people turn to when there is a courthouse party.

“In court, whenever there is a function scheduled, she is one of the first people called; or when someone is pregnant, so that her talents in putting together a baby shower [can be used],” Jacobson explained.

“I did not nominate Lissette because I didn’t think it would be right to do as the chair, but thankfully, someone else did and the committee acted on it,” Jacobson said. “She freely gives her time, energy and funds to assist in the various activities in the court and is a wonderful asset in any committee.”

Morales couldn’t keep from crying when she started to thank everyone responsible for nominating her, but she got through her speech after a cheering crowd of various court employees forced her to keep her composure.

“I didn’t know I was going to get emotional,” Morales said. “It has been an honor and a privilege. I’m truly blessed to call everyone here my family. You make my day, every single day, absolutely blessed. I truly enjoy coming to work. I love you all. Thank you.”


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