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Meyer Suozzi Awards First Hon. Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship to Long Island Law Student

Meyer Suozzi Chairman, John V.N.Klein, (former Suffolk County Executive) is seen here with Jessica C. Satriano, second-year law student at Albany Law School (and first recipient of the Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship), along with Hon. Joseph A. Suozzi (name partner and former NYS Supreme Court Justice) and Managing Attorney, Lois Carter Schlissel as they present the check for the first Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship. The scholarship is administered by the New York Bar Foundation Board and is available to second-year law students attending a law school in New York State. The scholarship is presented to the student who exhibits excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills.

Ms. Satriano was selected based on her legal scholarship in her submittal, “Muting Student Speech: Free Speech Zone Doctrine as Applied to Student E-mail Communications,” which analyzed the interplay between the restraints public universities place on student speech and policies restricting e-mail communication.

“We are delighted that Ms. Satriano has been selected for this first Judge Meyer Scholarship,” stated Ms. Lois Carter Schlissel, Managing Attorney of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. “Her academic excellence expressed in her writing, research and advocacy are the attributes we seek in our future attorneys in this firm and throughout New York State, and are the living tribute to the career and accomplishments of our founding partner, Judge Meyer.”

Robert L. Haig of New York, President of The Foundation said, “The essay discusses an issue of contemporary significance with clear relevance to the legal community at large. The Meyer Scholarship is one example of the kinds of important and exciting initiatives that have been designed to stimulate the growth of The Foundation’s endowment and better serve New York’s legal profession, the justice system and the community.”

Judge Meyer was an associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1979-1986 and has practiced with Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., since 1987. Judge Meyer is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law where he earned his law degree. Among his notable accomplishments, he served as special Deputy Attorney General of New York in charge of the Special Attica Investigation and was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Integrity in Government. Judge Meyer is recognized as a prolific writer and steadfast advocate from the bench.

For scholarship eligibility details, contact Rosanne Van Heertum, Director of Development, The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany NY 12207.