David Bookstaver, Director
Mai Yee, Assistant Director
Date: June 26, 2002
|Outstanding Accomplishments of Court Employees Recognized|
|NEW YORK - Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman
and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau announced this year's recipients
of the court system's Merit Performance Award, which recognizes excellence
in the categories of heroism, community service, law-related education
and outstanding performance in the workplace. Six employees will be honored
in their local jurisdictions for their outstanding achievements.
Recipients of this year's awards include a court clerk who on September 11th helped save the life of a disoriented Port Authority worker by leading her away from the North Tower before it collapsed, as well as escorting a hurt stranger to the hospital; a judges' secretary who delivers food to the needy and helps physically challenged children; a law librarian who goes the extra mile to provide quality service to library users with her exhaustive knowledge of legal research and the courts; a court analyst who helped to develop an educational video to guide litigants in Housing Court and was integral in launching a series of law day programs for seniors; an attorney who of his own initiative created a web page to keep local judges informed; and a judge's secretary whose efficiency, professionalism and cheerful demeanor brings peace and calm to the workplace for her supervisors and co-workers.
The 2002 Merit Performance Award recipients are as follows:
Detailed descriptions of the specific contributions of the award recipients
can be obtained by calling the court system's Communications Office at