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Justice George Silver to be honored by NYSBA at Annual Dinner with Five Others

January 18, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
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Retired Justice George Silver is one of six who will be honored by the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section during the Annual Meeting later this month.

Justice Silver will be honored on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. along with Hon. Denis Butler, as the pair will receive the Outstanding Jurist Award.

Also being honored by the section are Saul Wilensky, Patrick Connors, Brian Barnas, and Abigail Dean.

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Judge Silver is being recognized for his work as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for the New York City Courts and Justice Butler is being honored for his work as a justice of the Queens County Supreme Court.

Wilensky, retired partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, will receive the John E. Leach Memorial Award; Connors will receive the Professor David D. Siegel Award; and Barnas and Dean will receive the Young Lawyer Award.

The John E. Leach Memorial Award recognizes outstanding service and distinguished contributions to the legal profession as a member of the TICL Section while the Sheldon Hurwitz Young Lawyer Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the practice of law in the field of insurance. The Professor David D. Siegel Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the study of New York law.

Judge Silver served the people of New York from the bench for 17 years and headed the creation of the New York City Judicial Mediation Part which has been credited with helping cutdown on court backlogs. Silver also oversaw the Medical Malpractice Early Settlement Part.

The NYSBA honors attorneys and judges who render extraordinary service to the public and profession as part of its Annual Meeting. This year’s meetings take place online and in person. In person events are being held at the New York Hilton Midtown from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21.

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