Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
The Hon. Victoria Graffeo ’77 is being honored with a
New York Law Journal Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented Sept. 20 at the annual "Lawyers Who Lead by Example" dinner.
NYLJ recently announced its honorees, all of whom will be featured in an upcoming special section. The publication described its award-winners as "attorneys who have made an outstanding contribution to their community by devoting their time to public service by working toward improving the courts, the laws or the profession, and/or by providing free legal services to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers."
In 2015, Judge Graffeo joined Harris Beach as a partner in its Albany office after a 14-year term on the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. She leads the firm's Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Appellate Practice Group, and practices in the Government Compliance and Investigations and the Business and Commercial Litigation groups.
A frequent participant in law school symposia and other events, Judge Graffeo was honored with the Albany Law School Distinguished Alumni in Government Award in 2006. In 2014, she helped the Law Clinic & Justice Center launch an initiative through which Albany Law students and supervising attorneys provided legal resources to detained immigrants through presentations in English and Spanish.
more about Judge Graffeo here.