Zachary Carter (NYLJ/Rick Kopstein)
The New York County Lawyers Association has announced its 2014 Public Service Award recipients, who will be honored at a Sept. 15 ceremony featuring a keynote speech by City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter.
The annual recognition honors attorneys in government or public service who have distinguished themselves as “role models, problem-solvers and innovators” within their workplaces but “whose achievements have not been publicly acknowledged,” said past NYCLA president Catherine Christian, chair of the bar association’s public service award committee.
Attorneys were nominated by their employers and selected by a NYCLA committee of lawyers with past or current work experience in public service.
This year’s honorees are Arlo Devlin-Brown, assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District; Catherine Mirabile, assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District; Rachel Tiven, executive director of Immigrant Justice Corps; Liliana Vaamonde, director of training for the Legal Aid Society’s civil practice; and Mark Zeno, assistant Attorney-in-Charge at the Center for Appellate Litigation.
The awards ceremony will be held at NYCLA’s headquarters at 14 Vesey St. Carter’s speech will address the importance of public service.