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Led by Brian Zorn, the MCBA Awards Committee has selected a fantastic class of 2020 award recipients deserving of recognition for their extraordinary contributions to our community.

2020 Awards Presentation

Raymond J. Pauley Award
2020 Recipient: Jeremy M. Sher

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.

The Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award
2020 Recipient: Carla M. Palumbo

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.

Outstanding Jurist Award
2020 Recipient: Hon. J. Scott Odorisi

This award recognizes a local jurist who has contributed extraordinarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association

Emerging Bar Leader Award
2020 Recipient: Siddharth Bahl

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.

Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award
2020 Recipient: Steven V. Modica

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.

Justin L. Vigdor Senior Award for Service
2020 Recipient: James S. Grossman

This award recognizes a senior attorney who continues to contribute extraordinarily and voluntarily to the mission of the Monroe County Bar Association.