11/19 Judge Learned Hand Dinner 6 PM

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11/19 Judge Learned Hand Dinner 6 PM

November 29, 2017 - 04:48

AJC Westchester

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- AJC Westchester/Fairfield announced that it will be honoring Westchester attorney William P. Harrington of Bleakly Platt & Schmidt, LLP in White Plains, NY and Fairfield attorney Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. of Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, CT.

Both of these respected attorneys will receive the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Judge Learned Hand Award for their outstanding work in the legal field as well as for their philanthropy and highly valued community service.  This is the seventh year that AJC will be presenting the award, which is the organization’s most prestigious recognition of excellence bestowed upon members of the legal profession. It will take place at the Ritz Carlton New York, Westchester Hotel in White Plains on Wednesday, November 29th  at 6:00-9:30pm.  Limited press passes available.

Nearly 250 guests, including numerous judges, officials and diplomats are expected to pay tribute to the honorees at the dinner which will feature mock Moot Court debate featuring oral advocates, Henry G. Miller of Clark, Gagliardi & Miller P.C. versus Joshua Koskoff of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder PC on the topic of “Liberty vs. Security - Whose Rights are Being Protected when Protesters Bear Arms?  Given recent events in Charlottesville and elsewhere across the county this topic is very timely and relevant.  The honorees, Mr. Harrington and Mr. Twardy, will act as the “judges” of the debate.

Last year’s Judge Learned Hand Award recipients Kathryn Emmett, Corporation Counsel for the City of Stamford and David Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP are the Dinner Chairs and will emcee and preside over the evening. Ellen Jancko-Baken and Scott Baken, also past honorees from last year, will help present the award to the honorees.

AJC established the Learned Hand Award in 1964 to cite leaders in the legal profession for excellence and for their contributions to the legal community.  The recipients of this award are people who embody much of what the Judge represented: the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.  This philosophy also sums up a major thrust of the American Jewish Committee’s work and the programs it has promoted since its inception in 1906.

If you’d like to purchase tickets or join the Tribute Committee in their honor or to support the work of AJC, contact Vicki Kline at [email protected] or 914-948-5585.