J1573

Honoring Mike O'Brien upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Senior Lawyer A...

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1573


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Mike O'Brien upon the occasion of
receiving the New York State Bar Association President's Pro Bono
Service Senior Lawyer Award, on May 1, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien has given not only of his time and energies but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mike O'Brien
upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar Association Presi-
dent's Pro Bono Service Senior Lawyer Award, to be celebrated on Wednes-
day; May 1, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, An attorney devoted to public service, Mike O'Brien is
retired from the NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Legal
Services after a distinguished 34 year career; and
WHEREAS, In retirement, Mike O'Brien has dedicated himself to provid-
ing legal services to veterans through the Legal Aid Society of North-
eastern New York's Veterans Legal Project, offering advice, and if need-
ed, assisting veterans with completing paperwork or providing further
representation; and
WHEREAS, Mike O'Brien meets with veterans at the Albany Housing Coali-
tion, an agency providing housing and support services to low income,
homeless veterans; he also generously donates his time to the Veterans
Administration Medical Center Legal Clinic, seeing veterans at the
Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany; and
WHEREAS, In 2012 alone, Mike O'Brien assisted 45 clients, providing
more than 100 hours of pro bono service, whenever needed; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Mike O'Brien has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Mike O'Brien has displayed through-
out his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Mike O'Brien upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Bar
Association President's Pro Bono Service Senior Lawyer Award, to be
celebrated on Wednesday, May 1, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mike O'Brien.

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