Long Island attorney A. Thomas Levin is slated for election today as president-elect of the New York State Bar Association, putting him on track to assume the presidency on June 1, 2003.
Mr. Levin, of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein PC in Mineola, begins his year-in-waiting this spring, when the current president-elect, Lorraine Power Tharp of Albany, succeeds Steven C. Krane as president. In his role as president-elect, Mr. Levin will chair the House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the State Bar, and will co-chair the President's Committee on Access to Justice. Mr. Levin has a long history of pro bono service, and has provided free counsel since 1972 to the Day Care Council of Nassau County and the Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center Inc.
A graduate of Brown University and holder of two law degrees, a J.D. and an LL.M., both from New York University School of Law, Mr. Levin was previously counsel to the State Assembly Judiciary Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on the State's Economy. Mr. Levin is a former law secretary to Supreme Court Justice Bertram Harnett and was a senior appellate advocate in the Nassau County Attorney's Office. He is the author of several articles, and frequently lectures on topics such as professional ethics, law office management, environmental, municipal and civil rights law.