2005 LAW DAY MERIT PERFORMANCE AWARDS
During the Law Day celebration at the Court of Appeals, Chief
Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman presented the 2005 Merit
Performance Awards, the highest honors given to court employees:
|Chief Judge Kaye, center with, from left to right, Carl Oropallo,
Gregory Gerner, Gloria Chandler, Tawya Young, Gary Diesel
FOR SUPERIOR WORK PERFORMANCE: GLORIA CHANDLER,
Chief Clerk and
Commissioner of Jurors for Otsego County Supreme and County
Courts (for keeping the courts running smoothly while she battled
FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATION EFFORTS: TAWYA YOUNG,
County Civil Court (for volunteering countless hours at the courthouse,
local schools and community organizations and introducing
children and young adults to careers in the courts).
FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HUMANITARIAN PURSUITS: CARL OROPALLO, ESQ.,
Principal Law Clerk, Onondaga County Supreme Court (for helping to
establish a multi-service community center and day-care center and
helping Sudanese refugees resettle in Syracuse).
FOR HEROISM: GARY DIESEL and GREGORY GERNER,
Court Officers, Nassau
County District Court (for rescuing an infant and other residents from
a burning apartment complex).
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