New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, an of counsel in the New York City office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been honored with the 2013 Excellence in Public Service Award from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Judge Ciparick recently joined the Greenberg Traurig Litigation and Appellate practices after spending 19 years as a Senior Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, and 35 years on the bench.
The award will be presented to Judge Ciparick on January 22 at the NYSBA 2013 Excellence in Public Service reception. Also being honored is the Honorable Judy Harris Kluger, Chief of Policy and Planning for New York State’s Unified Court System, and Deborah Liebman, Deputy Counsel, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
According to the NYSBA this award is presented to “individuals who epitomize a commitment to the highest and noblest calling afforded by the legal profession: to preserve and protect the public. Their efforts demonstrate a commitment to service, honor and integrity.”
Judge Ciparick has a long history of serving the people of New York. She began her career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City where she worked from 1967 to 1969 when she became an Assistant Counsel for the Judicial Conference of the State of New York. She then served as Chief Law Assistant of the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1974 to 1978 while serving as Counsel in the Office of the New York City Administrative Judge. In 1978, she was appointed Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, and in 1982 was elected to the New York State Supreme Court.
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