Two from Brooklyn receive Appellate Division Mollen Awards
Two court employees from Brooklyn were honored, along with six other state court employees, with the Milton Mollen Commitment to Excellence Award during a ceremony at the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Maj. Michael Losi, head of security operations at the Kings County Supreme Court, Criminal Term, and Janice Van Dyk, associate clerk at the Appellate Division, Second Department, both received awards.
The Mollen Awards are now in their ninth year. Named for the court’s former presiding justice Hon. Milton Mollen, who died in 2017, the awards are given out each year at the Appellate Division courthouse on Monroe Place.
Justice Mollen’s son, Scott Mollen, opened this year’s ceremony by recalling his father’s sterling character, loyalty and commitment to the court system. He explained that the honorees are chosen each year because they best fit in with what the late justice represented.