Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ

The New York City Bar Association presented this year’s Kathryn A. McDonald Awards for excellence in service to the Family Court during a well attended reception at the City Bar on Wednesday. Pictured above are, from left, Family Court Administrative Judge Jeanette Ruiz; New York City Bar president Roger Juan Maldonado; award winners Janet Neustaetter of The Children’s Law Center, Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School Jane Spinak and Dionne Lowery of New York City Family Court; and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who presented the awards. The Kathryn A. McDonald Award is named in honor of the former Supervising Judge of the New York City Family Court.