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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

2005 LAW DAY MERIT PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Merit Performance Awards
Chief Judge Kaye, center with, from left to right, Carl Oropallo, Gregory Gerner, Gloria Chandler, Tawya Young, Gary Diesel
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:

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 cancer).

FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATION EFFORTS: TAWYA YOUNG,
Lieutenant, Kings 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).

Spring/Summer 2005PDF Format
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