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Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Receives Levy Award From NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky will be recognized by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) with the Sanford D. Levy Award on January 16 at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City.

In announcing Professor Yaroshefsky as this year’s Levy Award recipient, the committee wrote:

“Yaroshefsky is the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and the executive director of the Monroe Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at Hofstra. She teaches a range of ethics course while also counseling lawyers and law firms and serving as an expert witness. She is a member of the advisory board for the NYSBA Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct.”

The Sanford D. Levy Award, named for a former member of the Committee on Professional Ethics, has been granted annually since 1982 to an individual or institution that has significantly contributed to an understanding of professional ethics.

Previous recipients of the Levy Award include former New York State Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye; Professor Stephen Gillers (New York University School of Law); Professor Thomas D. Morgan (George Washington School of Law); Roger C. Cramton of Ithaca (Cornell University Law School); and the New York Professional Responsibility Report.

View more information about the NYSBA Annual Meeting on the NYSBA website.

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