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A cocktail reception was held at the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday in honor of Ron Younkins, center, the Office of Court Administration’s executive director who retired this month after nearly 40 years in public service.

Attendees representing all of the state’s judicial districts along with Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, left, and former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, right, spoke of Ron’s tireless efforts to keep the state’s court system able to serve New Yorkers from Buffalo to Montauk.