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The Awards Committee was formed in 2007 to serve as the MCBA clearinghouse in nominating members and others for awards given both by the MCBA and by other bars and organizations statewide and nationally.  The committee meets monthly and, with the input of members, seeks to identify worthy candidates for various awards and to facilitate their nominations. Members of the committee are chosen from current and past bar leaders, the judiciary, and community leaders.

 
This award acts as a memorial to Charles F. Crimi, Esq. and his fearless and unselfish dedication to the principle that the poor and disadvantaged are entitled to equal treatment under the law. It is our hope that this award will not only honor Charlie’s memory but also be an incentive to other practicing attorneys to emulate his high ideals, dignity and absolute dedication to the fair administration of justice in our community. This award is presented each year at the Law Day Awards Reception.
 
2021 Recipient: Hon. Marian W. Payson
This award recognizes a local jurist who has contributed extraordinarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Awards Reception.

Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award
2021 Recipient: Charles P. Inclima
This award recognizes a legal professional who lives and works by the Hon. Adolph J. Rodenbeck’s exemplary example of professionalism and community service.This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.
 
2021 Recipient: Alison M. Fortuna-Brennan
This award recognizes a member of the Monroe County Bar Association that has been admitted 10 years or fewer and who has made a significant contribution to the Bar Association through participation on committees or other Bar sponsored activities and who has demonstrated the potential to be a leader in the profession. This award is presented each year at the annual Installation Dinner.
 
2021 Recipient: Michael C. Dwyer
This award recognizes a senior attorney who continues to contribute extraordinarily and voluntarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Awards Reception.
 
This award honors the memory of Raymond J. Pauley, an attorney who contributed greatly to the continuing legal education mission of the MCBA, by recognizing an attorney’s dedication and service to the MCBA Academy of Law. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Awards Reception.
 
The President's Award for Professionalism
2020 Recipient: TBA
The recipient of this award is chosen by the MCBA president annually. The president encourages suggestions as to appropriate recipients with supporting information. This award is presented each year at the annual Law Day Awards Reception.
 
2020 Recipient: TBA
Presented by the MCBA President to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Bar Association through participation on committees or other activities sponsored by the Bar Association.
 
 
 
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