Top Judges Lawrence Marks and George Silver to be honored by State Bar
A pair of the city’s top judges, Hon. Lawrence K. Marks and Hon. George Silver, are going to be honored by the New York State Bar Association during its annual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Hon. Marks, the chief administrative judge of the New York State Unified Court System since 2015, will be presented with the Vincent E. Doyle Jr. Award for Outstanding Judicial Contribution in the Criminal Justice System.
Judge Marks will receive his award for his efforts to improve the administration of the criminal justice system. He oversees day-to-day administration and operation of the statewide court system, which has a budget of $2.5 billion and includes 3,600 state and local judges and 15,000 non-judicial employees in 300 courthouses.
Hon. Silver is the deputy chief administrative judge for the New York City Courts. He will receive the John E. Leach Memorial Award, which is meant to recognize outstanding service and distinguished contributions to the legal profession as a member of the NYS Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section.
Judge Silver is the co-chair of the Ethics and Professional Committee of the TICL section and a member of the NYS Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
The state bar’s annual meeting takes place in Manhattan on Jan. 14-18.