Albany Law 3L Receives N.Y. Bar Association Legal Ethics Award

Albany Law 3L Receives N.Y. Bar Association Legal Ethics Award

6/26/2006 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
 

Graham Bernstein of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., a third-year student at Albany Law School, has been selected as the recipient of the New York State Bar Association's 2006 Legal Ethics Award. 

The award is intended to encourage scholarship and service relating to a  lawyer's role as a representative of clients, officer of the legal system and public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.

The Legal Ethics Award is made by the Law School to a student, in recognition of an extraordinary accomplishment in one of the following areas:

  1. A proposal outlining how members of the Bar can demonstrate their commitment to professional responsibility or legal ethics;
  2. A written article, essay or other exposition, on the subject of legal professional responsibility or legal ethics; or
  3. A substantial action or activity in furtherance of legal professional responsibility of legal ethics, performed or instituted in the year of this competition.

A copy of Bernstein's paper, entitled "Metadata and its Threat to Attorney Ethical Obligations," will be published by the New York State Bar Association in a compilation of the 2006 Law Student Legal Ethics Award Winners. All winning papers will also be reviewed for possible selection in the New York State Bar Journal.