And so it has come to pass - another great CAPS program at the New York State Bar Association's Annual Meeting. As Chair Peter Loomis said at the beginning of the evening's awards ceremony, he always looks forward to the program because it "showcases" what CAPS is all about.
And the day was certainly "capped" off well with the awards ceremony for these four well-deserving individuals who have demonstrated a higher calling through an extraordinary commitment to service, honor and integrity in the public sector:
Stephen G. Brooks
Bennett M. Liebman
Hon. Marian W. Payson
Carl L. Van Scoyoc
Upon receiving their awards, each honoree spoke about their public service experiences, providing uniquely interesting and moving insights as well. As Chair Loomis said at the end of the ceremony, it's obvious by their words how much each person was supported so many others along the way. Obviously epitomizing the true meaning of "public service." (Click here for the NYSBA Press Announcement summarizing the experiences and accomplishments of the honorees.)
The CAPS blog also wants to give a "CAP" tip to Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Catherine Christian and Anne Murphy, a special thanks to Albany Law School's Professor Patricia Salkin for suggesting and then moderating the day's program, and a big thank you to Awards Committee Co-Chairs Theresa L. Egan and Donna M. Giliberto as well.