Chief judge comes down to city bar to honor finalists
Appellate Division Second Department Justice Robert Miller hosted the 11th Annual Independence of the Judiciary Essay Contest, hosting the high school finalists last week at the New York City Bar Association in Midtown Manhattan. With this year’s Law Day theme being “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” the students were asked to write about how the independence of the American legal system is essential to assuring that all citizens, rich and poor, can obtain justice. The finalists received an award certificate, a $100 American Express card and the opportunity to intern with a state Supreme Court justice in their home county. The grand prize winner (Christopher Liego, of Sheepshead Bay High School) will also have his essay published in the New York Law Journal, which sponsors the event along with the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.