A. Thomas Levin, Immediate Past-President of the New York State Bar Association, and Chair of the Municipal Law, Land Use and Environmental Compliance Law practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. (Mineola, NY), where he is also a member of the board of shareholders, has been elected as President of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations. Mr. Levin was elected at the annual meeting of the Caucus on August 8, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, for a one year term as President-Elect and is to named President one year hence for a one year term.
The Caucus is the only national organization of State Bar Associations, and serves as the voice of those associations within the American Bar Association (ABA). The Caucus consists of 104 members, two from each State Bar Association, and from the Virgin Islands Bar Association and Puerto Rico Bar Association. The Caucus holds two meetings a year, in conjunction with the ABA annual and mid year meetings. The purpose of the Caucus is to inform the State Bar Associations about issues under consideration by the ABA House of Delegates which affect State Bar Associations, and to advocate for the interests of the State Bar Associations within the ABA organization. Mr. Levin was nominated for this position by the Mid Atlantic Bar Conference, which is composed of the New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and he is the first New Yorker to hold this position.
Mr. Levin is also serving a three year term as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). The NCBP runs two programs a year, in conjunction with the ABA annual and mid year meetings, at which presidents, presidents elect and other officers of state, local, minority and specialty bar associations throughout the nation attend programs to assist them in doing a better job for their respective bar associations. In August 2004, Mr. Levin was the first Long Island attorney elected to the NCBP Executive Committee.